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May 3, 2017 / oneworld82

A Moroccan honeymoon

After an extenuating wedding planning (and a fun Wedding Day), we were finally ready for our honeymoon.

While we had originally planned to go to Rwanda and DR Congo for our honeymoon, the “surprise” of a second pregnancy made us change plan and postpone that dream trip of mine by a year. So I asked my sweet wife where she wanted to go for our honeymoon, and as she seemed very interested in Morocco I decided to make it happen – after all, I had never been to  the Maghreb, the country has a wealth of cultural and natural sights, and the food is really good.

Planning turned out to be not that difficult at all; Morocco is a well-traveled country, and even though the majority of tourists venture out only to Marrakech and Agadir, the rest of the country sees enough tourists each year to have a solid holiday infrastructure.

After buying the ever critically-important Lonely Planet guidebook, we decided that we would fly into Tangier to the North, hire a driver to get us to UNESCO World Heritage Site-Tetouan, spend a night in the Blue City of Chefchaouen, before heading south to Fez to visit Meknes, Volubilis, and Moulay…; after three nights there we would join a private tour that would take us to Merzouga (via the mountains of the Middle-Atlas) to spend a night in the picture-perfect Erg Chebbi. Then we’d continue to the Todra Gorges, Ouarzazate, and Ait Benhaddou, before spending the last couple of days in Marrakech. To top the vacation off, we’d spend the last two nights in Paris (why not?), and we’d have our first Three Michelin Star dinner.

To be honest, the whole trip got us very excited given the diversity of sceneries we’d encounter along our honeymoon. The weather promised to be cold the first 2-3 days, but then sun and warmth were poised to kiss us.

We booked our outbound on American Airlines to Madrid and then on Iberia to Tangier, and then we’d fly Air France to Paris and Lufthansa back to Dallas.

We packed a mix of warm and light clothes, grabbed a Uber, and we were at the airport ready to go!

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