Madrid, Lisbon, Marrakech

In 2 weeks we are traveling to Madrid, Lisbon, and Marrakech.  I love this Southern region of Europe.  It’s filled with romance, exploration, and adventure.   I’ve never been to Morocco but the Moroccan influence in Portugal in Spain is abundant.  I’m dying to see how all three countries are intertwined.
Other reasons for our destination pick:
  • Sand and Sun
  • Cuisine (wine, olives, seafood, lamb kebab street vendors, paella, tapas, Jamon Iberico)
  • Soulful music of Fado and Flamenco
  • Winding cobble streets
  • Mosaic tiled buildings
  • Castles
  • Inexpensive (2 story apartment in Lisbon, Riad in Marrakech with rooftop terrace and courtyard both under $100/night)
  • I once had the best swordfish of my life in Portugal (I was only 20 and had been living on nuts so it’s possible my expectations have changed)
  • Souks filled with textiles, hookah, and mint tea
  • Spice filled breezes
  • Spanish practice
  • Picasso’s Guernica
 Spain
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6 thoughts on “Madrid, Lisbon, Marrakech

      • Definitely the Djemma el Fna – you can’t miss it!! People will direct you there even when you’re not looking for it! On our first day we hired a caleche (horse and cart) to take us on a tour of the city, it’s well worth it as you can see everything and get your bearings! Do you know where you’re staying?

      • The horse and cart sounds like a great idea. We’re staying in a Riad in the city. I read your blog as well and it sounds like you had a great experience!

      • I did, it was amazing! You can get a horse and cart from in front of the Djemma el Fna, near where the taxi’s stop. The first price they’ll give you is about three times what you need to pay – as with absolutely everything in the city – so remember to haggle!! My biggest tip for haggling is to start walking away, they’ll suddenly decide your price isn’t too low!!! Hope you have an amazing time 🙂

  1. AHHHHHH I’m so jealous!!! I think that swordfish was good no matter what our normal diet consisted of at the time. Have so much fun. Take awesome pictures and post more!!! MAKE ME MORE JEALOUS!!!

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