Top 5 Favorites to Explore in Morocco

Top 5 Favorites to Explore in Morocco

There’s a reason why Morocco is beyond beautiful. It’s not just about the incredible landscape, extensive history, rich culture, and the amazing balance of its people’s warmth and coolness. It exudes poise, strength, and above all, mystery. So mysterious that even if you’ve prepared yourself for it, you’re still left in awe when it’s right in front of you. Picking a top 5 was really really hard. But, it must be done. And so, here are my Top 5 favorites to explore in Morocco: #5 The Ancient City of Volubilis The Phoenicians,…

Paint Me A Picture Called Blue, Chefchaouen

Paint Me A Picture Called Blue, Chefchaouen

If you ask me to paint you a picture of the a city colored blue, I would only think of Chefchaouen and give that to you. The most vibrant and the palest shades of blue. Who would have thought that I’d get to see it, actually? One of the places that I haven’t even heard of until about a few minutes after I’ve talked with Teresa, a solo traveler who I met at the bus stop in Sevilla as we were waiting for the next one to the airport. Apparently, we were…

The Perks of Joining a Contest: Sometimes, You Win

The Perks of Joining a Contest: Sometimes, You Win

Getting inspiration from my memories of Morocco: A view of Fes as seen from the Merenid Tombs Last December, I stumbled upon a travel writing contest being held by Two Monkeys Travel Group. Looking at the mechanics and the list of prizes, I thought to myself that I should give it a shot. I mean, all I had to do was write a blog about the “awesome things to do” on one of the places that I’ve visited. So, why not? The thing is, when it comes to writing/blogging, as much…

The Year That Was: 2015 in Life and Wander

The Year That Was: 2015 in Life and Wander

The past few months had been very surreal. It passed by quickly that before I knew it, I was back home. Again. And now, I am trying to figure out how I will manage my 2016 by getting over a few essentials before I send myself off. Away. Again. My 2015 actually started slow in terms of going out and about. I mean, I was swamped with so much work that the moment I was able to take a breather, it was already April! My previous job was the most challenging albeit…

Finding My Treasure: Leaving and Living

Finding My Treasure: Leaving and Living

At the Sahara, Morocco, October 2015 Leaving your routine, the idea of your comfort zone, has always been nerve-wracking. You ask yourself, “Why am I even thinking of doing this when everything is nice, stable, and secured?” And so you go, return to the rest of your day, and move on. Then, when you take a step back and reflect at the rest of your life, you realize that although you are exactly where you’re supposed to be now, this is not where you want to be tomorrow. The rest of you’re life…