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Africa
Victoria Falls

I can honestly say that I’ve never considered traveling by myself.  Not only did the idea scare me, I just didn’t see the point.  I believed that the whole point of going on a trip is to share that experience with someone.  I don’t even know what changed my mind.  Maybe it’s getting older or […]

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Africa
Capetown Part II

One of my favorite days in Capetown was on Easter Sunday when we drove South on Chapman’s Peak Drive.  Our destination was Boulder’s Beach in Simon’s Town to see the penguins but what was amazing about our road trip were the stops along the way.  Chapman’s Peak Drive is one of the most stunning drives […]

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Africa
Capetown Part I

After our safari adventure (read here), Sarah and I went to Capetown for a week.  We were extremely lucky because our cousin Chris had been living there for a year doing research so he already found the best spots and knew the inside scoop to the city.  What is there to say about Capetown that […]

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Africa
Safari

It’s been just about a month since I returned from Africa.  I haven’t been up-to-date on my posts for a combination of reasons: one, it took me a while to digest and to reflect on my experience and two, I’ve been non-stop traveling since I got back from Africa while working a full time job. […]

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Africa, Morocco
How to Bargain in the Souk

My closest friends and family will tell you that I actually don’t like shopping.  I’m definitely missing that girl gene.  I do most of my shopping online and at my convenience.  When I travel, my desire to go shopping is even less because I would rather see the sights, meet the locals and eat.  This […]

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Africa, Morocco
Marrakech Day 4

We all woke up on our final day in Marrakech with a mission to see as much as we could before we had to leave.  The plan was to eat breakfast, take a 2 hour walking tour while seeing Bahia Palace, Badi Palace, the Saadian Tombs and eat our last lunch before we head to the […]

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Africa, Morocco
Marrakech Day 3

A couple of days in any city can make a person crave nature.  I should know I live in Manhattan.  After spending a couple of days in the Medina, we wanted a day outside the city and since we already went to Essaouira, a seaside town (read here), we decided to go to the Atlas […]

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Africa, Morocco
Marrakech Day 2

After a fun night of celebrating New Year’s Eve, we wanted to have a relaxing day at the Jardin Majorelle and a long fancy lunch.  Before the trip to Marrakech, the only photos I had seen of the Jardin Majorelle (garden) were of stark blue buildings and beautifully landscaped grounds.  The garden is also known […]

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Africa, Morocco
Essaouira

One of the things that we were told we HAD to do while in Morocco was take a day trip to Essaouira, a seaside town 2 hours West of Marrakech.  We hired a private driver through our riad (Riad Malaika) which was 30 Euros one way, a bargain considering it was a 2 hour drive […]

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Africa, Morocco
Marrakech Day I

After the most amazing Christmas in Paris (read here), my best friend and I were meeting our two other girlfriends in Marrakech for the last week of the year. We spent most of our time in the Medina which was exactly how I pictured it in my mind and so much more.  The Medina was […]