The Morocco Diaries, Part 7 of 10: Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech

The Morocco Diaries, Part 7 of 10: Jardin Majorelle, Marrakech by Posh, Broke, & Bored

The Morocco Diaries, Part 6 of 10: Conquering the High Atlas Mountains

The Morocco Diaries, Part 6 of 10: Ksar Ait Benhaddou, The High Atlas Mountains, and Ourzazate by Posh, Broke, & Bored



Of Hollywood studios, Game of Thrones, and the highest point in Morocco...

THE MOROCCO DIARIES, PART 6 of 10: THE HIGH ATLAS MOUNTAINS

So far, it felt like an inordinate portion of my Morocco trip had been dominated by the High Atlas Mountains. This would be the final leg of my journey through the mountains. Take a good look before we say goodbye to them...

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October 22, 2018

The Morocco Diaries, Part 6 of 10: Conquering the High Atlas Mountains

Of Hollywood studios, Game of Thrones,  and the highest point in Morocco... THE MOROCCO DIARIES, PART 6 ...

The Morocco Diaries, Part 5 of 10: Todra Gorge & Boumalne Dades

The Morocco Diaries, Part 5 of 10: How Todra Gorge completely changed the way I see Morocco, and how I got married off to a Berber family in Boumalne Dades by Posh, Broke, & Bored


How Todra Gorge completely changed the way I see Morocco, and how I got married off to a Berber family...


THE MOROCCO DIARIES, PART 5 of 10: 
TODRA GORGE & BOUMALNE DADES 


Before I had embarked on my virgin trip to Morocco my perception of the country was that of a barren land. But after being unexpectedly rained on in the Sahara Desert the night before, I now knew to not judge a book by its dusty cover. A visit to Todra Gorge - the Grand Canyon of the Sahara - would challenge everything I thought I knew about this beguilling country.


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October 19, 2018

The Morocco Diaries, Part 5 of 10: Todra Gorge & Boumalne Dades

How Todra Gorge completely changed the way I see Morocco, and how I got married off to a Berber family... ...

The Morocco Diaries, Part 4 of 10: Erfoud

Erfoud, Morocco: When a sunset   camel ride on the sand dunes of the Sahara Desert doesn't go as planned... by Posh, Broke, & Bored




THE MOROCCO DIARIES, PART 4 of 10: ERFOUD


Of sunsets and storms on the sand dunes of the Sahara...

It’s the journey, not the destination, that matters. At least, that’s what I console myself when my plans don’t go my way. I had come to the edge of the Sahara desert to ride, for the first time, on camels as the sun set on the sand dunes. A fairly reasonable request given the desert’s proclivity for blazing sunsets or at least  dryness. However - as I would find out after a long and ardous journey - the bizzare and the unexpected have a tendency to follow me around the world...



October 15, 2018

The Morocco Diaries, Part 4 of 10: Erfoud

THE MOROCCO DIARIES, PART 4 of 10: ERFOUD Of sunsets and storms on the sand dunes of the Sahara... It’s the journey,...

The Morocco Diaries, Part 3 of 10: Fez

The Morocco Diaries, Part 3 of 10: Fez by Posh, Broke, & Bored




THE MOROCCO DIARIES, PART 3 of 10: FEZ

What a way to reach a climax. I had begun my tour of Morocco’s four Imperial Cities with Rabat (current and deceptively modern but for its UNESCO Heritage landmark), followed by Meknes (at a glance, modest and even shabby but home to one of the world’s greatest doors). The next destination would be Fez; arguably the most exciting of the country’s former capitals (although Marrakech would beg to differ; it being Fez’s biggest competition). What is indisputable is that Fez is the oldest of the Imperial Cities, first established as capital in the ninth century under Sultan Idriss II, a great-great grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. Fez’s status as capital has since come and gone with different dynasties, but its fixture in the imagination has remained, for its famous medina - the largest in the world - and its souks, the likes of which are nothing like anything else in the country...




October 12, 2018

The Morocco Diaries, Part 3 of 10: Fez

THE MOROCCO DIARIES, PART 3 of 10: FEZ What a way to reach a climax . I had begun my tour of Morocco’s four Imperial...

The Morocco Diaries, Part 2 of 10: Rabat and Meknes

The Morocco Diaries, Part 2 of 10: The Imperial Cities of Rabat and Meknes by Posh, Broke, & Bored


THE MOROCCO DIARIES, PART 2 of 10: RABAT & MEKNES


How many Imperial Cities does a country need? Many nations have a historical capital, usually the seat of the royal family, whether reigning or depose, and modern capital (Kyoto and Tokyo, St Petersburg and Moscow; to name two). But for Morocco, one former capital won’t do: instead, the country has had three previous capitals in addition to the current one, Rabat. By the end of my trip I would have visited all 4 of Morocco’s Imperial Cities - Rabat, Meknes, Fez, and Marrakech. In this story, Part 2 of my 10-Part Moroccan Diaries, I glide through 2 of Morocco’s Four Imperial Cities: Meknes and the capital (for now - you never know if Morocco will change her mind again), Rabat.



October 09, 2018

The Morocco Diaries, Part 2 of 10: Rabat and Meknes

THE MOROCCO DIARIES, PART 2 of 10: RABAT & MEKNES How many Imperial Cities does a country need?  Many nations have ...

The Morocco Diaries, Part 1 of 10: Casablanca

The Morocco Diaries, Part 1 of 10: Casablanca by Posh, Broke, & Bored





THE MOROCCO DIARIES, PART 1 of 10: CASABLANCA

It was an adventure long in the making. I have always dreamt of Africa, but until my recent trip to Morocco I had never stepped foot in any of the continent’s 54 countries. Several years ago, I was taking a summer in the south of Spain with a group of friends. On a whim, the group wanted to go to Morocco that very same day. Our spontaneity was dashed when we realised that I needed to apply for a visa, which would’ve taken weeks. Fast forward to 27 December 2017 and the Kingdom of Morocco agreed that all Malaysians could visit visa-free. I couldn’t have asked for a better Christmas present. So a trip to Morocco was booked for the following September: a tour spanning several towns and cities with sights and experiences so diverse that I felt like I got a decent overview of what this country had to offer. From the tree-climbing goats of Agadir to the urban cacophony of Marrakech, my Moroccan experience was everything I had dreamt of and more. 

I’m so very excited to share with you my journey with my Moroccan Diaries, a 10-part series of travel stories spanning 13 cities and towns. The first and the last of the destinations was the port city of Casablanca. Although often overlooked for its more atmospheric (read: Insta-worthy) siblings such as Chefchaouen and Marrakech, Casablanca is the best representation of the modern nation. The former pirate lair-turned economic capital of the country, Casablanca  Morocco’s largest city, has its sights set firmly across the Atlantic and onto the future. Here’s looking at you, kid.


October 05, 2018

The Morocco Diaries, Part 1 of 10: Casablanca

THE MOROCCO DIARIES, PART 1 of 10 : CASABLANCA It was an adventure long in the making. I have always dreamt o...