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Bahia Palace

By Danielleabroad @danielleabroad
I like having a plan... most of the time. My day-to-day life is filled with coffee dates, scheduled classes, dinner plans, and to-do lists. Likewise, I prefer to have an idea of what to expect in the near-ish future. When it comes to traveling, however, planning I do not do. I only make sure to have transportation and lodging. Otherwise, I prefer to wander, get lost, and stumble upon. It's tough to maintain this method on a weekend getaway though. I wouldn't have been able to enjoy Marrakech nearly as much without Leslie and Anna. bahia palace To start with, our Riad completely rocked. It was gorgeous, clean, and served a phenomenal breakfast: coffee, tea, fresh-squeezed orange juice, scrambled eggs, Moroccan pancakes, sesame bread, fruit preserves, and butter that would give the French a run for their money. Leslie chose it from Anna's guide book.
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bahia palace And finally, we were able to narrow down our tight schedule with the best things to see and do thanks to a combination of Anna and Leslie's planning. My absolute favorite was, without a doubt, Bahia Palacebahia palace bahia palace bahia palace bahia palace  bahia palace bahia palace bahia palace bahia palace
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