Truly, I tried to stay up to date as I traveled from city to city but I'm still trying to process all of the everything I'm seeing and exploring. This country is pouring over the brim with culture and textures and colors and spices and history. I'm so inspired! So here is a little more from me.
Marrakesh: Where we stayed on our 3rd night in Marrakesh, at Riad Yasmine, was far different from the last 2 nights at Peacock Pavillion. We went from being on the outskirts in a quiet neighborhood to being immersed in the center of the medina amongst the merchants and hustlers. But the courtyard of Yasmine was just divine for lounging before we explored the streets of the souk.
But our time was limited in Marrakech so we ventured out...
Our first stop was Bahia Palace. Built in the 19th century, it was set out to be the greatest palace of its time. Each room was more intricate than the next, laid with mosaic, lined with wood carvings, stained glass and beautifully painted ceilings.
Our next stop was the gardens of Majorelle/ Yves Saint Laurent. Majorelle was an artist who curated a cactus and botanical garden spanning over 12 acres. After his passing, designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner bought the home. It has since been transformed into a Berber museum and is open to the public. It is recognized by its vibrant blue walls and bring yellow accents.
Next stop to the herbs and spices shop, just outside the souk. We learned about the power of Saffron, and watched dried roses pressed into the most fragrant rose oil. (bought some duh)
Enter the souk.
And obviously more chicken tagine and cous cous.
Keep checking back as I update my travels! This is fun :) Thanks for following along. <3