Marrakech, Morocco is one of the most magical, exotic, and humbling places in the world. The city is alive at all hours, the locals are friendly, and Marrakech offers something for everyone, from backpackers to luxury travelers.
Marrakech is my favorite city in the world.
I’ll admit it; I’ve been a little bit distracted. I was in Morocco last month and this is the first time I am writing about it. Travel blogging is hard when you are on the road, because you don’t want to hole up and write when you could be exploring. But travel blogging is also hard when you are home. You want to spend your time with family, friends, and, honestly, you really just want to catch up on sleep.
Travel blogging takes energy and time that, often, you would rather spend doing something else.
But on top of taking time, travel blogging also sacrifices something else, something much closer to your heart: it sacrifices secrets.
I try to be honest in my writing. When I share details about a new place, I want readers to know that I am giving them the best details. I want to share my favorite sights to see, my favorite bites to eat, and the best things to do in a certain place. I want to give readers my secrets. I would love nothing more than to hear people tell me they are planning a trip to the Azores, or eating breakfast in Iceland’s Bergusson Mathus.
But sometimes, rarely, I find myself in a place that is so special that I just want to keep it to myself.
I’ve been selfish with Morocco. I’ve been hiding it from you.
I’ve been hiding Marrakech’s secrets; the hidden back alleys, rooftop restaurants, and maze-like markets. I’ve been hiding the friendly locals, the hugs from neighbors, the giggling children. I’ve been hiding the stray kittens, the hijab-clad women driving motorcycles, the hot mint tea. I’ve been hiding Marrakech’s magical ability to destroy religious prejudice. I’ve been hiding the sound of prayer echoing through the streets at sunsets. I’ve been hiding the opulence. I’ve been hiding the poverty.
I’ve been hiding Marrakech because I am madly in love with it.
Coming Soon- Marrakech, Morocco: The Complete Travel Guide