MADE MY WAY TO MARRAKECH:​ TOO HOT TO HANDLE – SUMMER LOOKBOOK AND HOLIDAY DETAILS

Hey guys! I hope you’re all doing good and having a wonderful day! If you follow me on my social media accounts you should be well aware that I spent the last couple of days in the stunning and picturesque city of Marrakech! I went there for the first time with a friend and my brother. We did a ton of cool activities such as riding quads in the desert, going to the Yves Saint Laurent museum, chilling by the pool, eating impressively good food and visiting beautiful waterfalls… I truly had one of the best vacations ever – probably one of the best of this year! For today’s post, I wanted to share a bit more detail with you all, from how the whole trip went down to some more pictures from the epic adventure. So without further ado let’s get into it…
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Disclaimer: As you can see below, my outfits during this trip don’t really adhere to was is culturally appropriate in the country of Morocco. Please note that it was never my intention to disrespect any culture. If this post causes too much offense, I will take it down immediately – I hope I have not offended anyone.
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The three of us stayed in Marrakech for five days after having arrived in the early morning of the 19th. As we arrived at our hotel, we changed into our swimsuits and spent the rest of our day by the pool. From drinks to lunch, we tanned and swam all day long! Exhausted from all the sun and swimming, we made our way back up to our rooms pretty early in order to ensure early nights and lots of sleep!
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We woke up the next day feeling really energetic and eager to see the city! For this day, our first in the heart of Marrakech, I wore an off-the-shoulder white crop top from Urban Outfitters with a pair of blue ripped BDG shorts. With that, I added a Western-style Urban Outfitters belt and a pair of high-top black converse. Upon our departure from the hotel, we immediately saw camels, and then made our way to the incredibly beautiful, jaw-dropping and mesmerizing Yves Saint Laurent Museum which still stands as the original YSL museum (and was the only one in the world before the recent opening of one in Paris). As a huge fan of the brand and the creator Yves, I felt incredibly lucky to be able to visit it as I honestly never thought I would’ve had such an experience! Please note that I would’ve loved to have shown you pictures from the museum but unfortunately, such act was forbidden. Regardless, we had an amazing time! Following our visit, we made our way to the Majorelle Gardens which were also equally as alluring and resplendent! We then ate a bit inside said gardens and then continued with our visit around it. Straight after this, the three of us traveled to the Souke, an area which contained countless small and peculiar local shops. In the Souke, we ventured into a local pharmacy which was surprisingly really interesting! After this brief and tourist-like pharmacy visit, we realized that we had spent a good five hours in the burning sun, meaning that it was wholeheartedly and certainly time to go back to the hotel! Upon our arrival, we jumped into the pool, freshened up and ate, again! As uneventful as it may sound, we spent the rest of this day at the pool – I edited pictures while my brother and his friend swam! I guess the sun is just too hot to handle!
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On Saturday, we woke up and like any exhausted and over-heated-tourists, we headed straight to the pool where we started off our day by eating fresh sushi! After a lot of relaxation and some calm tanning, we went back up to our rooms and changed for quad-riding! At this point, it was around 3 pm which luckily meant the sun was slightly less scorching… For this activity I opted into wearing a black top from Urban Outfitters and black BDG shorts, my pair of converse and white oval sunglasses from Urban Outfitters to finish off the look (click HERE to read my 2018 summer sunglasses shopping guide). Once we were all changed and ready to go, we took a car for about 35 minutes and then finally arrived at our destination: which was and I quote, “in the middle of nowhere” according to our driver! Upon said arrival, we made our way to the quad owners, received brief instructions on how to ride the quads, put on helmets and then went off – we rode for a full two hours! Each group had an instructor so we followed him and went deep into the desert! It was warm but I had pretty much gotten used to the heat by that time, plus the faster I went, the more wind brushed past me, meaning the colder I got! We stopped a couple of times to make sure we were staying hydrated and evidently to take pictures! In the middle of our tour, we stopped completely to drink some tea at a local café: this surprisingly helped a lot with the hot weather, making us feel much better. Around the end of our quad adventure, we went to some type of drifting park where we had a lot of fun with the quads. We then headed back to the base where we left our wonderful instructor, said goodbye to our quads, hopped back into our car and made our way to a camel stable! Upon our arrival at the stable, we changed into the traditional camel-riding outfit, met our wonderful camels and then mounted onto them: in preparation for our 30-minute camel rides! Which were amazing… I had previously been on a camel in Abu Dhabi a couple years back but had completely forgotten the sensation – it hurts my friends, it hurts. When the camel first stands up, you genuinely feel like you are going to fall off! My camel, named Pablo was in the lead and I even got to guide him without any assistance for a few minutes! We were in the Palmeraie which wasn’t very far from our hotel. Again, we had a fantastic time! Once we finished our unfortunately short rides, we took off the clothes, thanked the lovely team of instructors/ organizers and went back to the hotel. We were pretty tired from all the sun so decided to order room service for dinner and watched some Netflix, before we headed out into town for a night out! This involved dancing and well, partying for a couple of hours at a nightclub-lounge next to our hotel… I emphasize the ‘couple of hours’ as we genuinely almost fell asleep 3 hours in aha!!
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Waking up the next day in the beautiful heat at our wonderful hotel on a Sunday felt amazing! We decided to spend this day recovering from our previous evening endeavors and therefore enjoyed probably the most chill day out of our trip: we stayed in, watched a couple of movies, went to the pool etc… I got a lot of work done that day which was really good too!
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For our last full day, we decided to go visit the Ouzoud Waterfalls situated 2 hours and a half away from Marrakech. The whole visit lasted around 7 hours in total, but it was completely worth it. We had a car waiting for us at 8 am which took us directly to the magical falls! I wore a white linen crop top from Urban Outfitters with a front knot and my black BDG shorts. To finish off the look I wore my white oval sunglasses and my black Chanel backpack. When we got into the car we were frankly all sleep! This exhaustion meant we could enjoy two more hours of sleep before waking up to see the prettiest waterfall I have ever seen! The extra sleep really helped me rejuvenate my energy, leaving me ready to walk to the top of the waterfall! The car actually took us to a small village from which we walked up to Ouzoud. The view from the top was spectacular! I couldn’t wait to walk all the way down to see how it would look from there! We walked only for around 30 minutes and then got to the bottom. We stayed at a small café where we had some delicious tea and then my brother jumped in the river! After that, we took a couple of other stairs down and continued walking to finally get to the bottom of the waterfall. The view was so impressive! We took a small boat to go near the fall and it was so pretty! The water was super refreshing after all that walking! After the boat ride, we went back up a bit where we finally got to eat something! We had an incredible view and had really really good food! After this, we took some more stairs to go back up, and then ran into wild monkeys! We even fed them a few peanuts, which was really fun! My brother, his friend and I then took a couple of pictures at the top and then walked back to the car. Leaving the magical nature was upsetting but we honestly had to get back to the hotel in order to pack our suitcases for the following day. To finish off this adventure day, we quickly went to the pool, ate and then slept!
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For our final few hours in Marrakech, we woke up early in order to see the exquisite sunrise at 6 am, after which, we drove directly to the airport and then flew straight back home, to Geneva! This was overall a super fun trip! I loved visiting all these places and it was such a different and unexpected experience. I’m so glad I went!
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Here are some photos from my trip, as well as all of my outfits, enjoy! x
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Let me know if you guys would like to see more travel-related posts in the future? Do you want to see more lookbooks or do you like the mix of travel and fashion? Also, have you ever been to Morocco? If not, do you want to go? Let me know down in the comments section below! Have you been anywhere else in Africa? If yes where did you go? and if not where would you like to visit? Let me know!
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As always,
lots of LOVE,
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Tiffany Lea

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Hi, my name is Tiffany Lea. I'm a globetrotter and blogger. I posted every 2 to 3 days about everything ranging from events to travel to movies & tv shows to fashion...! Join me on all my adventures around the world! Instagram: @tiffanyzimmy

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