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We LOVE travelling!

At Al Arabi Travel Agency, we love practising what we preach. We sell holidays so, with that logic, shouldn’t we love to travel as well?

Well, here’s the thing: we do!

At the moment, we’re currently re-developing our website and one of the ideas we had was to show our customers where we personally spend our holidays. On the new website, you’re going to be able to see where we go on holiday, what we thought of it and even some holiday photos!

As a sneak preview of this new website feature, I’m going to use our WordPress blog today to show you a holiday I went on last summer. In case you don’t know me, my name is Daniel and I look after marketing at Al Arabi Travel Agency. This little story is a trip I went on to Marrakech, Morocco (just me and my wife) and then over to Tarifa in Southern Spain (with my wife and her family). Let’s begin!

The first part of our travels took us to Marrakech in Morocco. The “Ochre City” is arguably Morocco’s most important historical city and, as a result, is a great place to visit.

This is inside the Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech which are now owned by Yves Saint-Laurent (the fashion designer) who absolutely adored the place and oversaw the entire redevelopment. It’s full of lovely little spots to just sit and read, and the lakes are full of turtles. When YSL died in 2008, his ashes were scattered in these gardens.

A really popular method of accommodation in Marrakech (and the rest of Morocco, I think) is to stay in a ‘Riad’. This are privately owned, traditional houses typically with 6-7 bedrooms. The owners are always incredibly friendly and they do amazing breakfasts. You will notice that my bed making skills are pretty awful..

This is Djeema el Fna, Marrakech’s largest outdoor market. It looks peaceful now but becomes absolutely chaotic in the evening. There are market stalls, food stalls and all sorts of sights and sounds. It’s an amazing experience.

On to the south of Spain! Tarifa is a small town in Andalusia and is especially popular with Spanish holidaymakers so its not very touristy at all.

You actually fly to Gibraltar (which is a weird place – you’re in Spain but it’s just so BRITISH) but then drive around the Andalucian coast to Tarifa. Tarifa is full of old forts and castles like the one above.

Cows and beef are a huge part of life in Southern Spain. The steak at the bottom weighed 900 grams (32oz) and I finished the entire thing. It was a confusing evening as I was really proud of myself but also utterly, utterly ashamed that I had managed to eat such a giant steak.

Tarifa is also renowned for it’s Roman ruins…

As well as home to some to some of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen.

Well, I hope you enjoyed some of my holiday snaps! We’re really excited to launch the new website and we’re especially looking forward to showing you all the different places that we’ve visited. We firmly believe that if we’re going to sell you the very best experiences then we should have first hand expertise with gorgeous destinations around the world.

Bon voyage!