· Marrakech, Morocco
February 19, 2016
I am SO excited to share the second edition of my trip to Morocco with Soludos! Looking at these photos brings back so many memories. The two days that we spent out in the desert were probably the most beautiful and peaceful days I have ever experienced. The red sand, clear skies, and utter silence were so amazing.
We traveled for about an hour outside of Marrakech to the Scarabeo Desert Camp. The camp was set up with stark white tents, large wooden tables, and silver lanterns strewn about. When we were arrived I was so shocked by the silence there. I almost felt like I needed to whisper, as to not disturb the nature. Once we walked into our tents I felt like I was in a magical place. It was so surreal. The tent floors were covered in Moroccan straw and wool carpets. The beds were piled with beautiful wool blankets and linen bedding. There are tons of little vintage trinkets all around. It was such a special set up and I, of course, fell in love.
Our second day in camp we got to ride CAMELS!! I decided to wear my Soludos Leather Huarache Sandals because I had to buckle them, so there was no way they were falling off! We hiked down a little hill and at the very bottom were 5 very clam camels laying down. Their humps were covered in beautiful tapestries and they had such sweet looks in their eyes. We all hopped on and one by one each camel stood up. There we were, in the middle of the Agafay desert riding camels. So surreal! After saying bye to our camels, we sat for a beautiful traditional Moroccan lunch. The large table was covered in tons of bowls, each with something different and delicious in them. We enjoyed our food and topped it all of with delicious Moroccan mint tea.
Later that evening we met with an Astrotnomist. We spent several hours with him looking at all of the stars and constellations in the sky. The night was SO SO clear, not a cloud in sight, so we could see everything. He then set up his telescope and we were able to see the moon up close and personal. Just thinking about it now gives me goose bumps! It was such an amazing and breath taking moment – something I can’t even properly describe.
All in all, this was an amazing two days. If you guys ever get the opportunity to go to Marrakech you HAVE to try to make it out to the desert. I hope you enjoy these photos!