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A Day In Casablanca, Morocco

The largest city in Morocco, Casablanca, with parisian Art Deco, the beach, and authentic moroccan vibes, yet without all the tourism. a delightful place to wander around and soak up the elegance and bustling atmosphere, allowing you to enjoy the city as its unbridled authentic self through its beautiful history and mystique. If you’re in Casablanca for the day, here’s a little firsthand experience of what I did with my time.

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Simply Gharib Casablanca, Morocco

Simply Gharib Travel Guide To:

Casablanca, Morocco

Though not as atmospheric as other Moroccan cities, the city's handsome Moorish buildings, which meld French-colonial design and traditional Moroccan style, are beautiful to admire. If you’re in Casablanca for the day, here’s a little firsthand post of exactly what I did with my time.

From the AIRPORT TO CITY to day, afternoon, and night activities

DAY TRIP: CASABLANCA, MOROCCO

       VISIT HASSAN II MOSQUE
       PASS BY RICK’S CAFE
       WANDER THROUGH MOHAMMED V SQUARE
       VISIT MAHAKAMA DU PACHA
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       DINNER @ AL MOUNIA
       NIGHT @ SOFITEL ROOFTOP

Travel Guide: Miami, FL

The Magic City - With its melting pot of diversity, Miami is like no other party city in America. It’s the perfect blend of a beach town and dynamic metropolitan city, with the best of the day and nightlife. The Miami culture is in the music, food, fashion and art.  If you're visiting and want to see a bit of everything, here is a curated list of my top picks to give a glimpse of Miami.

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Simply Gharib Travel Guide To:

Miami, FL

Living in Miami for a few years, I’ve learned a thing or two about where to go and what to do here. I call it the 6th borough, since to me it feels like an extension of New York.

There a so many things to do in Miami – from beaches to parties to art – I personally love Miami’s art culture and food scene.

 
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Miami, FL

WHERE TO GO OUT: 

  • Wynwood Walls: unique outdoor street murals by artists

  • Perez Art Museum: contemporary (20th and 21st century) art.

  • Basement: club lounge with a bowling alley and ice-skating rink.

  • Lagniappe: chill bar, with beer and wine, live music, and patio furniture.

  • LIV: the as-seen-in-music-videos atmosphere of your club dreams.

Where to shop:

  • Miami Design District – upscale designers

  • Lincoln Road

  • Brickell City Centre – central outdoor mall

BEST CAFE:

  • Small Tea

  • Panther Coffee

  • OTL

  • Dr. Smood

WHERE TO EAT:

  • Drunken Dragon: hidden restaurant with Korean BBQ (family-style).

  • Komodo: southeast Asian cuisine with a South Florida vibes

  • Seaspice: perfect spot for brunch on Miami River.

  • Beaker & Grey: trendy Wynwood place with amazing cocktails/ food.

  • Coyo: delicious tacos (home base in Wynwood).

Over the years (since Miami is such an awesome vacation spot) I’ve suggested all my favorite restaurants, places to visit, and nightlife I love, to friends who visit Miami. So now I’ve decided to include a Miami post (of all my personal suggestions) to share will all!

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Our most recent trip to Egypt was a bit spontaneous (we booked the flights 2 weeks in advanced), because I missed home. Which is strange to say since I was technically born and raised in the US, but my high school years in Cairo deeply impacted who I am today. It’s where I met my husband, my friends, where I bonded with my siblings and family - NY is always home, but Cairo is as well. I didn’t realize how much I needed that trip, as did my sister and Abd-Allah, we were happy. I found myself nostalgic for the good old days, the days where my biggest struggles in life were IB-related and getting back home before curfew (lol).

It’s safe to say I’ll definitely be planning a trip back soon. Traveling to new places is good for the soul, but returning home is an even better feeling.

Travel Guide: Ecuador

THERE ARE TOWERING VOLCANO PEAKS, HIKE-WORTHY AMAZONIAN RAIN FOREST, INDIGENOUS VILLAGES, AND OF COURSE STUNNING VIEWS. WHEN IT COMES TO ADVENTURE, YOU CAN’T GO WRONG IN ECUADOR, especially spots like Quilotoa, Tena, and Banos. When it comes to Ecuador’s capital, Quito, THEre are MONUMENTS AND 17TH-CENTURY ARCHITECTURAL FACADES, PICTURESQUE PLAZAS AND MAGNIFICENT CHURCHES. ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL CITIES IN SOUTH AMERICA, DEFINITELY A GREAT PLACE TO VISIT! 

Things to do:

  • Teleferiqo: ride up the volcano, see Quito from above

  • Mitad Del Mundo: Quito's middle of the world

  • Shiripuno Tribe: Indigenous tribe in Misahualli

  • Umbuni Waterfall: Tena tour of Amazon forest

  • Pichincha Volcano: hike, horseback ride

  • Hop On/Off bus: hit all the historic spots of Quito at once

Best Cafes:

  • Cyrano: affordable coffee & bakery shop

  • Honey & Honey: coffee/tea spot in Plaza Foch

Where to eat:

  • Q Restaurant: modern Ecuadorian dishes

  • Zinc Gastro Bar: fun, great spot for brunch

  • Urko Cocina Local: cozy, casual Ecuadorian food

  • Cafe Plaza Grande: Old Quito lunch/dinner

  • Nubori: sushi in Ecuador

Where to Shop:

  • Mercado Artesanal La Mariscal: local artisan market

  • Otovalo: hop on a bus to their huge Saturday artisan market

  • Shepherd: Quito’s eclectic local shop