Sadly, this will be my final post on Morocco! After an adventurous morning of riding camels, we traveled along the coast to “Hercules’s Cave”, a very famous place in Morocco. Legend has it, Hercules’s once lived in this cave!
When we entered the cave, it seemed just like any other cave…
When we turned the corner of the cave, we saw a lot of sun coming from a large whole in the cave wall!
When we got closer…this is what we saw!!
It was so beautiful!! The waves were crashing into the bottom part of the cave! (If you look out into the water, you can see the different shades of blue/green, which is where the Mediterranean is mixing with the Atlantic!)
Just hanging out in Hercules’s “love shack” (what our tour guides referred to the cave as)
After visiting the cave, we went to a Moroccan restaurant near the beach!
After a yummy (and spicy) meal, we headed off to the small beach town of Asilah! This town is very famous for an art competition they have every year, where artists from all over the world paint the walls of the city with murals! It’s beautiful!
Check out some of the pictures I took while walking around the city!
I took this picture for my best friend back home who loves sunflowers! (Hi Liza!! Miss you!)
The above picture was one of my favorite of the paintings!
Soaking up the gorgeous Moroccan sun!
After walking for some time, we came across this patterned wall! It is called the relationship tree and you are supposed to sign your name on it!!
Can you spot my name?
Left my mark in Morocco! Hopefully one day I will make it back to see my name again!
Love the color of this door!!
Cats are EVERYWHERE in Morocco.
Asilah is a beautiful town, along a breathtaking coastline. I had a great time walking around the streets and soaking up the fresh salt air & sun! Finally, we boarded the bus to head back to the ferry & home! While on the bus to Tangier, we noticed two kids holding on to the back of our other bus (traveling in front of us)! Our guide said that it was very common for kids to do that! Why? They are trying to cross the boarder into Spain! When the bus stopped, the kids hopped off and popped open the back and climbed inside the engine area!! (This is when I took the picture that’s below) They rode like that for a while, until some police noticed and yelled at them to get off! Apparently, illegal immigration to Spain from Morocco is similar to the problem we have in the US with Mexico. These boys were probably only 12-14 years old!!
After a choppy ferry ride and long bus ride, we didn’t arrive back to Seville until almost 11:30pm! Although I was very tired in class on Monday, it was all worth it! I saw some of the most incredible views and met some awesome new friends!
To end my post, I’m going to share some pictures I took on our ferry ride! The sun was setting over Morocco as we traveled along the Strait of Gibraltar! So beautiful!
Morocco will forever hold a place in my heart! I’m so blessed to have had the opportunity to go on this trip! Tomorrow I am off to Cordoba and Granada (Spain) for a weekend with my study abroad program! Stay tuned for posts about these travels! xoxo