Since having her two children Kuba and Maia, Dublin-based Anelia has been able to find a creative outlet where she could express her lifelong interest in fashion styling and photography. Be sure to keep up with Anelia and her family @anelia_a.
Our destination for spring break this year was Morocco. Even with an extensive research pre-travel, nothing could prepare us with the sensory onslaught we were about to experience. If there is one word to describe Morocco it would be vibrant, in every sense of the word. The colours, sounds and smells which all hit you with a bang! This country definitely has a lot to offer whatever your preference is for a good holiday.
We drove north to south and back again in our rented car – from cities with colourful medinas filled with souks and maze-like alleyways; to the winding roads traversing the Atlas Mountains gawking at the Berber mud villages we passed by once in a while; to the edge of the Sahara desert for and to the scenic coastal villages. The last two had to be the kids’ favourites.
Camping in the desert was an experience we will never forget. The kids enjoyed the camel ride to our campsite immensely and we were in awe watching the sunset above the sand dunes.
We visited a lot of Souks in the medinas of Fes and Marrakesh. I was worried the children might be bored – shops hardly peak their interest (unless it’s a toy store!) However, because the Souks are an entirely unique experience, I could see that they were fascinated. They were tired of course, but that point of exhaustion was reached much later than it would have in a shopping mall.
Our last leg of the journey through Morocco was to the coast. We were grateful for that as at this point we were all so exhausted! We took the time to chill by the beach and the kids even had a surf lesson in a lagoon with small, perfectly uniformed waves.
It was certainly a holiday we will remember for a long time. We had so much fun, saw and did so many things and are satisfyingly exhausted to our bones. We definitely miss the delicious cuisine there- I am brewing mint tea at home daily since we got back and have made a tagine and harira soup for the last few dinners. Hopefully, we will be back in Morocco someday for more adventures and certainly a few more tagines at that!
Photography: Anelia Alaudin
Models: Maia & Kuba
Slide 1, 2, 3 – Maia wears an outfit from Fresh Dinosaurs. Kuba wears an outfit from Fish & Kids. Slide 5 – Landscape scene image, Slide 4 – Maia wears an outfit from Bobo Choses. Slide 6 – Kuba wears an outfit from Bobo Choses. Slide 7 – Image 1 & 2 – Kuba & Maia wear outfits by Zezuzulla, boots from Decathlon. Slide 9 – Landscape scene image. Slide 10 – Maia & Kuba wears an outfit from Little Man Happy. Kuba wears sandals from Maison Mangostan, Maia wears sliders from a local Moroccan shop. Slide 11 – Maia wears top from Bobo Choses & skirt from Fresh Dinosaurs & sandals from Maison Mangostan. Slide 12,13,14 – Maia & Kuba wear outfits from The Animals Observatory. Slide 15 – Kuba wears Fish and Kids pants & Maia wears Fish and Kids skirt.
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