Our goodbye week in Marrakech was a great one. We enjoyed the incomparable hospitality of La Mamounia Marrakech, shared meals and cocktails with our friends (I found the best pizza in the city!) and thanks to Moroccan Guides, we finally visited Essaouira, a coastal city in Morocco I was impatiently dreaming to discover since day one.
In January, along 4 talented Spanish speaking food bloggers: Bren, Txaber, Clara and Layla, I traveled to Israel to discover the culinary roots, trends and scene of this young #startupnation. Cocooned by NGO VibeIsrael we attended an amazing array of food-ie related events, from (obviously) countless breakfasts, lunches, dinners; to cooking classes, wine and spirits tasting, bar hopping, and even a geek session with Israeli creatives and entrepreneurs working in the fields of food and internet.
One favorite activity amongst my Latino and Spanish blogger friends during our #VibeComida tour was with no doubt the visits to food markets. We wandered around the beautiful Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem (more on that in another post), the small but super cute sort-of wet market in Akko, and Levinsky market in Tel Aviv. I loved each one of them for different reasons, but Lewinksy stop was special, probably because all those surrounding Bauhaus/International style architecture, but most certainly for the company.
Such a busy month! Lost of discoveries, visits from afar and new secret garden in Marrakech.
Solo walks in the Mellah neighborhood brought a fantastic Beldi style brekky, which has jumped to my ultimate faves & must-do in the ochre city. Tip: Search for old, small and crowded juice shops serving (aside fresh juices) all-day breakfast fare like khili eggs. While there also ask for msemen, atay & avocado juice.
We visited Le Flouka on our first (and only) escapade from the city. Some friends hinted us about lalla takerkoust and were kind enough to invite us for lunch. Lake wasn’t as impressive as it used to be since the water levels are tremendously low, but we still enjoyed of a sunny but breezy day before Summer high temperatures were here.