Five Signs You’ve Fallen in Love with Morocco

In love with Morocco!

Guest post from: Jess Signet at http://tripelio.com

Morocco is a place a person can easily fall in love with, whether you’re there just for a short trip or you’re lucky enough to stay longer. It’s an amazing country, no matter where you visit—bustling Marrakech, scenic Chefchaouen, historic Fez or points in between. From the sights to the sounds to the tastes and the smells, there’s plenty about Morroco that you won’t want to leave behind. Here are five signs that show you’ve fallen in love with this special North African country:

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Five Signs You’ve Fallen in Love with Morocco
  1. You can’t get the colors out of your head.

There’s color in everything in Morocco. Wander through the busy medinas, or markets, and take in the kaleidoscopic array of goods for sale. Watch the sky turn a dozen shades of color during a desert sunset before it fades to a million stars at night. Study the myriad of colors in the tile patterns decorating a mosque. Or take a trip to the city of Chefchaouen with its amazing blue buildings and streets. You’re sure to come home feeling as though everywhere else pales in comparison.

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In love with Morocco!
  1. Your Moroccan cookbook has become your best friend.

In Marrakech and other cities in Morocco, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to food. There are plenty of offerings from around the world. But what really shines is the Moroccan food and drink—from a warm bowl of B’ssara (a flavorful broad bean soup) at breakfast to sugary mint tea in the afternoon. You know that Moroccan food goes far beyond the popular couscous, but hey, a good couscous dish never hurt either!

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In love with Morocco!
  1. You can’t stop talking about the awesome new experiences you had on your trip.

Morocco has it all, from sandy deserts and impressive mountains to sweeping beaches and busy cities, there are plenty of unique experiences to be had. Whether you rode a camel and camped out under the stars, did some trekking in the Atlas mountains, spent your time tanning on the beaches of Essaouira, visited a traditional Berber village or whatever else—well, you know your friends are jealous of you, and with good reason. When you’re not regaling them with stories of your trip, you’re looking back through your photos for the ten thousandth time to reminisce and trying to convince them to go there themselves.

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In love with Morocco!
  1. You know there’s no place on earth that’s quite the same.

Medieval Europe had its forts, but there was nothing quite like the ksars, or fortified cities, that you find in Morocco. Aït Benhaddou is, of course, one of the most famous ones, having been featured in Game of Thrones among other films and shows, but there’s plenty of history throughout the country. And the history of nomads and caravans through the desert evoke a million romantic fantasies of life on the road. From the marketplaces to the middle of nowhere, you’ve found yourself steeped in a rich and beautiful culture, and you’ll never feel the same again.

  1. You’re already planning your return trip.

Chances are, that first trip you took to Morocco wasn’t enough and neither was the second, the third or the fourth trip. Maybe you’re still waking up to the phantom sounds of dawn prayer-calls, or maybe images of sweeping Sahara sand dunes won’t leave your mind’s eye. Whatever it is, Morocco surely has some deep hook on your heart. Of course, Anthony Bourdain’s episode on Tangier is up on Netflix. Though Netflix’s streaming catalog varies by country, if it’s not available in your home country, you can use a VPN to change your virtual location to the US. But hey, maybe after the tenth time rewatching it, it’s just time to go back—there’s always plenty more to explore!

Guest post from: Jess Signet at http://tripelio.com

Have you been to Morocco? What’s your favorite memory from your trip? Share your stories and tips in the Comments!

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  • The picture itself speak how beautiful Morocco is. Thanks for the glimpse. No wonder many travellers loved this place.

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