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Ah, Morocco… Where do I start?

I was on holiday in Marrakech and the Sahara a couple of weeks ago. It was my first time in North Africa and I was beyond excited! I expected lovely people, warm weather, delicious food and lots of photogenic nature and architecture. I saw all of that, of course, and much more.

Marrakech is an experience. It’s not a particularly relaxing place. It’s noisy and chaotic but it’s also friendly and full of interesting things to see, from snake charmers and ancient leather tanneries, to the most incredible mosaics and jewellery I have ever laid my eyes on. It’s a creative city that feeds the imagination. Here is a small sample of what I saw:

Marrakech is pink, orange and terracotta;

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Marrakech is full of quirky and amazing things to see;

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In Marrakech there are gorgeous colors everywhere;

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And absolutely beautiful details.

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Best lunch: Le Jardin.

Where we stayed: Riad El Mansour (Gorgeous rooms and lovely staff).

Best Dinner: La Maison Arabe.

Best things to buy: Leather goods (the handbags and ballet flats are beautiful!) and jewellery, LOTS of jewellery.

Best things to see: The Souks, the Medina and Djemaa el Fna square, of course. Ben Youssef, the ancient Islamic University and the Maison de la Photographie.

Best Garden: The Jardin Marjorelle, designed by Yves Saint Laurent.

Best short trip outside of Marrakech: The Sahara Desert – I’m still dreaming about this place. It is amazing. AMAZING. I’ll be talking about it on my next post.

Lots of love.

Hipster in Spain

Some more glimpses my Mediterranean life.

 Mr. Smith is always with me. There’s no changing that.

 Jack White at Razzmatazz

 My gorgeous friend

 Nicolas Jaar at the Apolo

Lots of love from wonderful, amazing, Barcelona…

Blue skies

 Frank Gehry‘s little fish. Possibly one of my favorite sculptures in the world. Stunning.

 Picasso’s murals at the Barcelona Architecture School. Love it.

This is what I see everyday, folks. Lovely blue skies and beautiful architecture. As each day goes by, Barcelona grows on me a little more.

Lots of love.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

This city is way too gorgeous for words… (and fun too!)

I’ll be here until the end of August, under the scorching sun, eating tapas, drinking sangria and attempting to speak some form of Castellano without mixing it with English or Portuguese. It’s almost impossible but unlike the French, the Spanish don’t seem to mind at all. Or maybe it’s just me. They find me so amusing and hilarious, they can’t get mad. (Whatever the reason, I am not complaining. :0)

Lots of love from Catalunya.