Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Wanderlust: Morocco

The last week in September the boyfriend and I took off to Agadir in Morocco. The idea was to just chill out by the pool or the beach and just recharge.
We've both had a hard 6 months and needed the time to relax and start again.
We stayed in the Hotel Timoulay which was set one street back from the beach .
It was a lovely, small hotel with a spa, pool and bar and we were lucky enough to be upgraded to a Sea View room! The girl was so excited when she handed us our card keys I thought she was going to burst but the minute we went to the balcony we could see why - a full panoramic view of the beach and the sea.
The sun goes down over the sea so we were able to sit on the balcony with a cheeky Gin & Bitter Lemon and watch the sun set.

Most days we hang out by the pool and read (I got through SO many books!) because the hotel didnt have its own section of beach and its not a good idea to leave your things unattended.
We did venture down once or twice though - the beach itself was huge! So wide and about 9km long! For someone used to the magical *ehem* beach that is Weston-Super-Mare I can tell you this was a nice suprise!

Word of warning - There are looky looky men all around the beach. If you're anything like me the urge is to say no thank you and walk off. This doesnt tend to work as they then know that you are polite and might carry on trying to chat to you which, of course, ends in them selling you something. Just a firm no and walking away will do the trick.
Also, the sea is strong! Perfect for surfers and strong swimmers. I am not the strongest of swimmers and did ok until a wave smashed me in the side of the head and I had to have a sit down!

On the second to last night we had a walk down the promenade to the restaurants. We went to The Camel Bar - mainly because it had the exact same name as our favourite place when we went to Sharm El Sheikh the year before last! - we sat out with our dinner (which was ok, nothing special) and watched the sun start to go down.

On the walk back I basically took a million sunset pictures and we did freeze frames which have become a tradition for us and slept lots!

I would 100% go back to Morocco and we've already talked about going to Marrakesh for a long weekend as we are both explorers at heart and would love to see the city in all its busy, crazy glory!

This was a very picture filled post but trust me, I really narrowed it down!

See you next time!


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