Rhonda and Sean
We are going to Morocco! We have been working with a wonderful outfitter (Global Basecamps) to create a custom itinerary for our honeymoon. We will be visiting ancient medinas, riding camels into the desert, sleeping in a Bedouin-style tent, and getting lost in the bustling markets. Sounds like a dream, right? We couldn't be more excited!Morocco Marrakesh, Morocco Meknes, Morocco Oakland, California Essaouira, Morocco
We are headed to Morocco! Our first stop is the setting of one of the most romantic films ever made. Awww! :)
We will be spending our first two nights at Maamura Hotel, located in the center of Casablanca.
A visit to Meknes and it's famous Bab Mansour gate, now used as an art gallery.
Fez Medina was founded between 789 and 808 AD and is also home to the oldest university in the world. And we get to take a private tour of it!
A Riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace and many of them are now used as hotels. This particular riad overlooks the maze-like 9,000 streets and alleyways of Fez Medina.
Morocco is an old country and has been exposed to many other countries, cultures, and people. The cuisine there has taken a little bit of everything from all of them. AND ALSO IT SOUNDS DELICIOUS.
Getting around in Morocco is easiest (and sometimes only possible) by private transport. Help us get where we're going (in this case it's the Sahara Desert).
Our guide will take us to visit his small village in the Ziz Valley, Morocco's largest date-producting region, and tour the surrounding date palms and farms.
Believe it or not, this is our mode of transportation to and from our hotel in the desert. Rhonda is terribly excited about riding a camel (Sean is only really excited). We promise to send pictures...
In fact, Rhonda is so excited about riding a camel, that she's convincing Sean to take a sunset camel ride!
We will be sleeping in a Bedouin-style tent (fabric walls and a few beautiful rugs separating us from the sand) in between the dunes of the Erg Chebi Desert
This traditional Berber Kasbah is located at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains and is set among olive, fig, and date trees. Give this as a gift at your own risk: Sean feels like it's the perfect...
This is where Daenerys Targaryen and Khal Drogo got married. We are not kidding. We get to go to Westeros! And we may come back with a dragon (If you are confused, it's because these are all Game o...
This Kasbah sits an important intersection of roads between Casablana, Rabat, and Fez.
After trains, buses, and camels, we'll probably be ready for a jeep with air conditioning.
Well, hopefully we won't be guided through the entire mountain range... This is at the top of Sean's must-see list in Morocco!
We have been promised "storytellers, musicians, acrobats, snake charmers, and more"! How could we pass this up?
Our hosts at Dar Silsila should be able to help us find an excellent spot for a dinner or two during our stay in Marrakesh.
The entrance to this five-star hotel is down a private alley. It will make a perfect place to rest up for the final leg of our journey. The owner is known for helping guests get the full Marrakesh ...
There's no train from Marrakesh to the coastal city of Essaouira so we'll be hopping on a bus for the three hour trip (Rhonda and Sean take the bus to work so this should make them feel right at ho...
Essaouira is a quiet coastal town known for it's arts community and for being a quieter and more relaxing destination than the Imprerial Cities.