08 Jun Morocco | Prelude

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“Far far away…lost in a land of spice and smoke, where clay roads curl toward the sun, we spend our days chasing the shadows of palaces and lassoing time before it takes off – ours is a journey of a life time.”

Nobody understood why I wanted to go to Morocco and most of them were assumed and probably mistaken Morocco for Monaco. I’m thrilled to hear one person recognized scenes from Games of Thrones were actually filmed in Morocco.

I’ll give you a little background and you may find Morocco doesn’t seem that “far far away”. You probably have seen Tagine pots from Le Creuset, embroidered poufs and textiles from West Elm, blanket scarves from Aritzia, Majorelle mint tea from Bellocq, and those super chic babouche slippers from Everlane, they are all inspired by Moroccan culture.

To me this seemingly far far away place is somewhat connected to my lifestyle and I eagerly want to find out more and get inspired.

How are the tiles made? How’s the Sahara like? What to expect from Hammam spa? What makes medina in Marrakech the UNESCO World’s Heritage? How to speak a few Arabic phrases?

Morocco is like a book and those who haven’t been there read only one page. I was also one of those. So I’m hoping to share my journey with you and please stay tuned for more….

#跟著矛盾去旅行之序篇---《是摩洛哥不是摩納哥》

每當我同朋友講我要去摩洛哥,大約一半問我是否去蒙地卡羅,一半問我是否去扶貧。

的而且確摩洛哥絕對不是朋友圈子裡一個熟悉的旅遊地方,甚至應該有不少人認為一生都沒有想過要踏足。為何我要選擇來到這個陌生國度旅遊?難道純粹想扮洪永城定黃翠如去認識《地平線上這個世界那些人》。。。。

如果我說我是看完Daisy本《一個人私奔》而啟發我到摩洛哥旅行,你又是否會標籤我為港女。。。。

摩洛哥雖沒有摩納哥般繁華,但這個國家窮得來卻有傲氣,讓人歎為觀止的歷史建築不但吸引遊客到訪,也直接影響當代室內,產品設計,潮流文化。Le Creuset Tagine 燉煲, 薄荷茶,pouf坐垫傢俱這些流行時尚, 甚至今年潮人必備的尖頭皮拖鞋都是取材於摩洛哥文化。

摩洛哥的有趣文化,本身就是一種極端。窮與富,先進與落後,精緻與簡陋,讓我體驗了一趟真正的跟著矛盾去旅行。

3 Comments
  • Carmen
    Posted at 00:57h, 09 June Reply

    It is in my pocket list for few years! But I still not find any companions who are interest to go with me.

    • vivi
      Posted at 16:48h, 12 June Reply

      Howcome?? How about your travel buddies?

      • Carmen
        Posted at 23:48h, 18 June Reply

        We still have many places can go, so far no one would consider to be here for holidays.

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