2 Days in Marrakech

Stay: Airbnb – private riad – https://abnb.me/iVbXbzsTLkb We arrived in Marrakech around 8:30pm, walked to our riad, and then walked about 1 mile to a grocery store to get food for breakfast for the next few days and dinner for the night. Not the most exciting night, but on the way home I said hello…

Todra Gorge, Dadès Valley, Atlas Studios, & Ksar Ait Ben Haddou

We drove a few hours out of the desert until we reached Todra Gorge. Unforunately it had started raining and none of us packed for rain (I thought Morocco was mostly desert!). We got dropped off though and walked like 10minutes along the road within the Gorge enjoying the views (and rain?) until we were…

Western Sahara

We left Fes around 8am to begin our day of 8hrs of driving! Thankfully we had quite a few stops along the way to break up the journey. First stop was at an Alpine village- “the Switzerland of Morocco”. Having just been to Switzerland I can’t say there was much comparison, but at least we…

1 Day in Fes

Stay: Palais Houyam – very nice place, but not super close to the Medina if you don’t have a guide to take you there! We arrived in Fes late at night and just had a dinner at the hotel since there wasn’t much around us. It was pretty standard meal, but a bit pricey since…

Chefchaouen, Volubilis, & Meknes

Stay: Casa Hassan – Riad right in the main part of the Medina! After arriving in Chefchaouen late last night we decided to get up for breakfast at 8am to have enough time to explore the Blue City and take plenty of photos! Breakfast was like every pastry imaginable and then an omelet…. so pretty…

Getting to Morocco

You might be thinking to yourself “hmm what an odd title for a blog” JUST YOU WAIT. Our journey to getting to Morocco turned out to be a story in itself. We had a direct flight to Morocco booked for Friday. On Wednesday we woke up to our flight getting canceled. NOT GREAT. Thankfully we…

Robben Island

We pre booked tickets online for a tour of Robben Island. We met at the ferry docks about 9am and it took around 30minutes to get out to the island. Once there, we were loaded onto a few different buses to take us around the Island. The first stop was at the main prison. We…

Cheetah Sanctuary & Lion’s Head

Last morning in South Africa for Jess ☹ thankfully the rest of us have two more days! We decided to go check out the Cheetah Sanctuary that we had been told about by one of the girls on our garden route tour. The sanctuary was created to help raise money for the Anatolian dog breeding…

Table Mountain

We got picked up nice and early at 5:30am to head over and start our hike up Table Mountain. We decided to hike the India Venster route and were told to get a guide for safety purposes. The hike started off just before the sun started to rise so it was pretty dark and needed…

5 Day Garden Route Tour

Day 1 We got picked up for our Garden Route tour at 6:40am and proceeded to drive for 6hrs (with some breaks obviously) until lunch. Lunch was at Mossle Bay, a little beach town (super windy though so it was pretty cold if you weren’t in the sun) It took about another 30minutes to get…

Capetown

Day 1 We landed at 10am in a beautiful 70 degrees and sunny Capetown after a 12hour flight. It took around 40minutes to uber to our Airbnb. We relaxed for about 3minutes before throwing our suits on and heading to the beach! While walking we passed this outdoor public pool area which only cost like…

The Egyptian Museum Cairo

Caught an early flight back from Luxor and checked into our hotel around 10:30am. We got an uber (super cheap here!) to the Egyptian Museum in downtown Cairo. The museum has 2 floors with a bunch of artifacts (sooooo many sarcophagi) and a mummy exhibit. They are almost done building the new museum, which is…