This is my last Semester At Sea port blog. What? Yeah, I can’t believe it either. This is so weird. It took me a couple of days to sit down and write this. I think I was in denial. I didn’t want to be reminded of the end.
I have been to Morocco. I have always dreamed of this country. I love it! I had more fun than expected. There is so much to see and do. It is absolutely gorgeous. I mean it when I say that. I was in a bus for more than 24 hours over the span of four days. I know what Morocco looks like.
I arrived in Casablanca on April 11. I, along with 100 others, bussed to various cities including Marrakech, the Sahara Desert, and Fes. In the hour spent in Marrakech, we went to the market. I saw locals holding, displaying, and playing with snakes and clothed monkeys. I almost stepped on a snake!! The market is HUGE! I would have gotten lost if I wasn’t guided by a previous SASer who has visited Morocco before.
My favorite part of the trip was the Sahara Desert. We stayed at a nomad camp. Locals cooked a traditional dinner for us. A group of friends and I rolled down a sand dune. It was so worth it! Sand in my hair, teeth, and clothes, but I would so do it again. We stargazed, sang, danced, and played drums by the bonfire. It was really a special moment under the moonlight.
I woke up to watch the sunrise and then hopped on a camel. I rode a camel back to the other end of the desert. It was one hell of a bumpy ride! Carl, my camel, was very well behaved unlike others. To wrap up the desert experience, we rode four wheelers! Ok, Ok, let me tell you about this. My dad put me on a go-kart at the age of four. Thanks, dad. So, you know I loved it. Dad, I wish you were there so we could have raced, but I appreciate all the bad ass skills and tricks you taught me throughout the years.
In Fes, we visited a medina, a labyrinth of shops, in which leather shops dominated the streets. Making our way back to the port, we stopped at the Hassan II mosque in Casablanca. I ended the day by doing last minute shopping at the market and medina in Casablanca.
I will for sure make my way back to Morocco to see the friendly Moroccans. I would love to see the Blue City when I return.
Enjoy the photos ☺
Cee at Sea