My heart in three places

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.

camel trek in Sahara IMG_5570

sitting on top erg chegaga sunset sahara desert morocco Namibia, Africa 

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!

Grenoble, France 

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.

paragliders running off mountain IMG_0519-2
grenoble fountain

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  • http://snowintromso.com/ Van @ Snow in Tromso

    I’m usually not a fan of hot places and I would totally collapse if I’d ever visit the desert but your Morroco pictures are amazing!! And Grenoble looks like a lovely place too!

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Mishfish13

      Actually, in February, Morocco wasn’t even that hot! We wore sweaters during the day and during the night, we had to put on winter coats! Thanks for visiting :)

  • http://www.adventurings.com Cynthia

    Wow… if those three photos are any indication, your time in Morocco looked truly amazing!

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Mishfish13

      Thanks Cynthia! :)

  • http://agirlandhertravels.com/ Polly

    Those stars. Deserve as much talking about as you need – they’re just so unbelievable!

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Mishfish13

      I know! And that’s just on horrible exposure from my camera! I couldn’t believe how amazing they were once you got rid of all electricity.

  • http://www.melaniefontaine.com/ Melanie Fontaine

    I feel the same way about Africa! There just seems to be so much potential! I just read a story about Namibia in Wanderlust Travel Mag, that had it voted that had the country voted ‘Top Country’ by their readers – NZ was second, may I add! ;) I can’t find it online right now, but it certainly made me wish to visit Namibia! And you know that I’m excited to read more about your trip to Morocco already! :)

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Mishfish13

      Yeah, I first heard about it when one of my best study-abroad friends told me about her family’s experience there. It seemed out of this world! What can we say? We have an eye for great destinations ;)

  • http://www.amyandthegreatworld.com/ AmyMacWorld

    I love your three places. Africa is completely fascinating to me although I have yet to make it there. Someday soon! And well France is just adorable but I’m not surprised :)

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Mishfish13

      Someday, hopefully :) Thanks, Amy!

  • http://www.chicadeedee.com/ Dannielle @ Chicadeedee

    I really want to go to Morocco, seems like so many people have been going lately but have such different perspectives. I love yours!

    • http://mishfish13.com/ Mishfish13

      Agreed! I’ve seen so many bloggers post about it but each person has such a unique experience!