Let's Travel to Morocco

     Lately, I've been thinking about an exotic trip.   Morocco, located in North Africa is about eight miles from Europe. It's full of adventure as its cities constantly pulse with energy.  Enjoy spice markets, the Kasbahs, and the amazing food of this country. Climb onto a camel, explore the edge of the Sahara and go to theAtlas Mountains for breath taking views.  One city, Marrakesh is found in Marrakech-Tensift-Al Haouz.  It's the biggest city in Marrakech, located to the North of the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.

    The Riads of Marrakech are magical.  They are historic, full of atmosphere and if chosen wisely, can provide some of the best places to stay (for the value) in this fairy tale city.  Also know you are in for a sumptuous treat.  You will not be disappointed with the amazing variety, exotic seasoning and innovative ingredient combinations that await you.  Couscous is prepared weekly in many Moroccan homes and Couscous with Seven Vegetables is one of the most popular versions.  Lamb, beef or chicken is stewed along with a variety of vegetables and arranged on a heap of tender, steamed couscous grains. The breads are freshly prepared wherever you go and olive oil is used freely.  Eating healthy doesn't have to be tasteless and boring. Every meal is packed with proteins and nutrients. The Mediterranean diet is known, world wide, for its health benefits. 

     Our brains need vacations. You can get a lot out of a new place in a short time by filling your time with new activities. While the new road experiences are invigorating, it's all about what you bring back with you. A new rule of travel - go to one new place every three years.

Oh, if you plan your time, Paris is just 3 hours away from Marrakesh.

Whatever you do, enjoy the moment.

 

Thank you so much for joining us today! 

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Quote to take with you for the week:

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Photo and content credit:

CNN's Lonely Planet - Visit A New Destination - Robert Reid

The Spruce: 10 Famous Moroccan Foods You Should Try

Moroccan Chicken Bastilla - Christine Benla Fquih

Kefta - Moroccan Meatball Tangine J. Gilman

Fruits and Nuts - Evan Bench/Flickr

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