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Girls Trip to Marrakech, Morocco

by Greydy Diaz | 11 months ago

Everyone has that one friend that they love to be around no matter the time or place. For me, that’s my best friend Judith. We haven’t lived together since boarding school but every time we link up, it’s time well spent. We live in different cities but always make it a point to see each other even if it’s by way of a trip. Our first girls trip was to Barbados many moons ago and after how much fun we had, we figured we should go on another one.

Judith jumped at the idea and we immediately pulled out a world map and started listing off places to go. We eliminated a few due to political climate but when we settled on Marrakech, I was excited. From there we researched all the things we could possibly do in 7 days. We knew we wanted to stay in Riad which is a traditional Moroccan home with an interior courtyard. They’re absolutely stunning. We stayed at one called Dar Lalla F’dila and we wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again.

During our week-long trip we explored Jemaa el-Fnaa, Majorelle Garden, and Koutoubia Mosque among many other places. We spent hours walking around the markets — taking in all of the scents, colors, fabrics, people, and sounds. In the city square there were plenty of snake charmers and I made sure to stay as far away as possible. One of my favorite parts of the trip was renting ATV and riding around.

Let’s admit, vacation can be tiring too! On one of our last days in Marrakech we found ourselves experiencing a hamman or Turkish bath. It’s basically the most thorough exterior body cleanse you could think of. The first phase included being in an extra-hot steam room. We were dripping in sweat then in walked a woman with an oil-oil based black scrub with kessa gloves. She removed all of the dead skin on our bodies which was pretty gross to see. The last part was getting washed down with COLD water. That was easily my least favorite part of the whole experience but I would do it again in a heartbeat.

It’s a week we will always remember. Cheers to friendship and more girls trips!