/ A Moroccan Adventure
Morocco, 22. December 2017
Day 14 - Our final full day in Marrakech and Morocco! Our plan today was to go to the Badii Palace, pack our bags and get the bits and bobs from the Souks which we. Ever got the other day, we also wanted to have dinner again at the same rooftop restaurant as it gave amazing views and sunsets over the Djemma El Fna and Koutobia Mosque. We had a late breakfast and decided to pack in the morning which didn't take too long and then headed to the Souks. Both me and Leanne are not the biggest shopping fans and when we don't hang about! We get in, we get out! We found Leanne's shot glass, I got a fridge magnet and we got some Saffron. The spice shop was really cool and the man just let us sniff everything but I only needed Saffron. 'Parlez Vous Inglais' came in very handy in Morocco and I was happy that the little bit of French I leant before coming out here was working. The Spice man as I'm going to call him did try to sell me a kilos worth of Saffron which would of been quite a lot money! I bought just under 300 grams for 50 dirham. Once out of the Souks we went back to the Riad to drop some things off as this was en route to the Badii Palace. The Badii Palace on the map looked big but when arriving at the place it was ginormous! It took us a good couple of hours to walk around and see everything. Once again I was blown away by the architecture and now these people managed to build such incredible buildings in that part of time is baffling! The really cool thing about Badii Palace was it was home to many Storks, there just surrounding the place high up on the walls. There nests are again are pretty incredible, there huge and just perched on the edge of nothing! How they stay up there is beyond me! Back at the hotel we get ourselves ready for a final meal, we decide to head out earlier to make sure we get a decent table and also just chill and watch all that madness unfold, once again with an amazing sunset! Looking back on our trip i feel very proud! I've never been out of Europe so to plan a trip like this for me is a big deal. The culture shock was a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be, the language barrier at times was very difficult but I feel like I've come out on the other side with a whole new look on the world. Morocco is such an amazing country I will happily say I would love to come back, there is a lot more this country has to offer. The people are so very friendly and never once did I ever feel unsafe even with all the chaos and scaremongering going on in the world right now. Morocco has definitely given me a little bug for new adventures and already have some exciting ideas in the pipeline. For now this is my last blog as we leave in the morning and go back to cold, grey UK and I'm sure you don't want to here about that! Especially as we already know it's going to be stressful with it being the 23rd Dec and also there's a train strike and it's effecting our train from Stansted Airport! God damn public transport! But hey it's Christmas! Hope you enjoyed reading as much as I did exploring and writing my first blog, hope I didn't do too bad! MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!