Honeymoon (i): Morocco

The man and I spent two weeks in Morocco on our honeymoon. As I mentioned last week, due to the rather long list of places we visited, this week and the following few weeks of travel posts will focus on different cities in Morocco. This week I'm covering 

Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Volubilis

We arrived in Casablanca in the morning. We headed to the hotel to rest a little and enjoyed a rooftop lunch before heading off to explore the city with our trusted driver, Ahmed. (Yes, the bugs are doing exactly what you think they're doing. Cheeky! Having fun on my shoulder while I enjoyed my risotto.) We were only in Casablanca for a day, and took the chance to visit the Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in the country. This mosque is so exquisite. Designed by French architect, Michel Pinseau, the roof of the mosque (second photo) opens special occasions during prayer time. Imagine that!

After Casablanca, we made our way to Rabat. We were pretty tired from the drive, so we did a quick tour of Hassan Tower, Mausoleum of Mohammed V, the Chellah (necropolis) and Kasbah of the Udayas.

After Rabat, we made our way to Fez (I'll cover this next week) via Meknes and Volubilis.

 ( all photos by the man and me )

(all photos by the man and me)

Details:

Hotel & Spa Le Doge, Casablanca. Art deco style hotel with individually designed rooms. Rooms have no numbers, but rather names such as Coco Chanel, F. Scott Fitzgerald, etc.

Sofitel Rabat Jardin de Roses. Living area, walk-in wardrobe and Hermes toiletries, anyone? 

Next week I'll cover our amazing time in Fez and the week after the man will be guest posting about our experience in the desert. The man will be guest posting on our travels once a month from now on. Happy Tuesday!  x