Originally, I had a post all ready to go for Bonnie’s Travel Tuesday linkup… but then this month’s theme was irresistible!
“Share three places… the place you have been that you have loved the most, the place you cannot wait to visit and something about the place you live in.”
Sahara Desert, Morocco
I feel like I keep preaching about Morocco, but my experience there was definitely worth preaching about! Just the feeling of sitting on top of Erg Chigaga while watching the sunset burn the dunes orange is one experience I will NEVER forget. It was one of those places where I came in hesitantly with little or no expectations and received the world in return. I know that my relationship with this amazing country is far from over and always leave feeling like there’s more to explore.
I’m not going to lie, I’ve been on an Africa kick lately. To me, Africa just seems like a continent with so much potential and undiscovered things! It’s also one of those places that few people have yet to tack on their travel lists because, let’s face it, Europe/SEA is usually the first continent that we start with! I’ve also been really into David Attenborough documentaries lately, especially his Africa series, and the thought of exploring such untouched places gives me shivers of excitement. I’ve already seen some terrain of Northern Africa and I want to make my way south!
Although I don’t live here anymore (think a million tears shed), I want to take this time as a tribute to the city that I studied abroad in for 6 months during my gap year. It is such an enchanting little city with a solid network of internationals—perfect for any ERASMUS/study abroad student or au pair! The city is surrounded by gorgeous mountains that span for miles if you get up to the Bastille; these mountains are a hiker’s wet dream, and easily accessed through the bus systems. During the winter, it’s a perfect base to reach all the alps for ski trips. The nightlife, although not comparable to Barcelona, is decent and I will forever have good memories with friends while we romp around on her streets. As amazing as this city is sometimes, it’s its people that make it even better.