Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Land of Sand and Camels - Morocco.. where I'm headed in March! A beautiful, exotic and mysterious country that (according to google images) looks a little something like this..

and this..

and this..

I imagine the country to look a little like a real-life version of Disney's "Aladdin" - even though I know that was Saudi Arabia.

These plans have been in the works for a few months, but I didn't want to say anything about it until things were actually booked. I'm both excited beyond belief and a little nervous to be going to Africa. I bought a guide book and have been furiously researching and page-marking everything that I want to see. I've also (already) started my packing list. I'm a list person by nature and always create numerous lists before I go away, but this trip is especially list-worthy.

Morocoo is 99% Muslim, which means that as a tourist, there are certain un-written rules one should follow out of respect. For women, this means covered shoulders and knees at all times. Clothing should not be too tight or revealing and one should carry a shawl in their bag just in case.

 Now, I'm not saying I generally dress like a floozy or anything, but I've never really been to place where I really couldn't wear certain things. Having these restrictions (which are completely okay with me) just means that I need to pack very carefully and create outfit options in advance. Luckily the average temperature in March is around 22C/70F so it won't be unbearably hot and I can manage in t-shirts and capris.

I got a really cute journal for my birthday (thank you S!) which I will be using as a travel-journal while I'm away. You can bet there will be tons of pictures and diary entries posted when I return. There will probably also be pre-trip updates as the date gets closer.

Hope you are all enjoying your sunday across the blogosphere! I have a busy day ahead of me, full of housework, homework and a phone-date with a good friend of mine later on!

1 comment:

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