Day 1 in Morocco? DOWN. What started off as a morning haggling at the rug shop, turned out to be an amazing day full of traditional Moroccan sweet tea and some adorable purchases. The girls and I made sure to get up just a few hours after we’ve landed for a bright and early start. We have the most adorable driver, so going around the city in the insane traffic is still so much fun! Plus, our van is pretty rad. Once we finally made our way to the markets, I found just what I was looking for: the bold Moroccan colors, prints, and patterns. At the rug shop, about 50 rugs were laid out for us, and if we didn’t like them we all said “nooo” in Berber… but I said “yes” to one that I really liked..and almost walked home with a rug, until I had to finally tell the guy I simply haven’t exchanged money yet! But I wish I did, the handcrafted pieces are so beautiful. I see myself draping the colorful rugs and blankets on my apartment walls back home. Of course, we eventually made it to the outdoor markets. I couldn’t stop taking photos of the arches, the people, and of course, our random encounters with cats. I did walk away with a few tassels to bring back home, along with yet another embroidered leather handbag. Sometimes I get sucked in when there’s a good bargain. Today, we’re having a slow morning, recovering from our night of cous cous and wine, before another wild day out in Casablanca. We never quite know what to expect anymore, but that’s the beauty of traveling in a foreign place isn’t it?
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