This time our guest blogger is a sweet girl who I met actually online through a facebook group called Girls Love Travel! Meryem introduced me to Morocco and Mohammedia by her pictures and by her good nature.
Meryem Lives in Mohammedia which for a lot of people is not well known! However we are lucky enough to have a beautiful girl like Meryem to show us around! Here is Mohammedia by Meryem.
Whenever I ask a foreign person about the places they know in Morocco, they always respond with “Marrakech” or “Fes”.. No one can deny the beauty that holds these cities besides many others as “Tangier” or “Agadir” .. But in my opinion, one always tend to visit the most popular cities or places in a country, and avoid to visit unknown places.
I guess, this is why few people know about my city called : Mohammedia. So let me give a brief presentation about it : Mohammedia firstly was named Fedala (فضالة). It lies between Casablanca and Rabat (The capital). Known for being the city of flowers, very calm unlike the crowded Casablanca, also for its fishing port, beautiful beaches, and forests around it. One of its main historical landmarks is the Kasbah, wich is a big wall surrounding and protecting the old medina that goes back to the 18th century.
For me, I was born in Casablanca, the biggest and craziest city in Morocco, but for some reason my family had to move to Mohammedia when I was little. So, when I was still a child, I used to ride my bike and go swimming every morning at the beach during my summer vacation with my father discussing and discovering new things, to go to the market every Saturday to get the supplies with my mother, to play in the park without any care. And I think, these are the main reasons that made this city look so special in my eyes. Sometimes the simple things take big parts in our hearts.
Growing up, I realized that my hobbies didn’t change too much, I’m still the young girl who loves going to the beach very often, would it be only for reading a book or watching boats and ships passing by, people playing with their children or fishing with their dogs, sometimes just for having the pleasure to lay on the sand hearing the sound of the waves and relax.
Sometimes mother nature reward us with its beautiful landscapes, and one of my favorite things to do while in the beach, is watching the sunsets, whether in summer or winter. I find it fascinating!
When it’s spring, going in the surroundings on a pique-nique with friends and making a delicious Tajine while drinking a Moroccan mint tea is a real pleasure to me.
This was a small introduction to Morocco and specifically Mohammedia! That last photo got me hungry hmmm! Thank You again Meryem for this beautiful trip home!
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An Iraqi/ Hijabi Travel blogger. Trying to make a difference! I want to empower women and Iraqis in specific.
However, I faced a lot of obstacles because of my Passport, I don’t have the luxury to travel to many countries, but I will continue to believe in myself and the world.