morocco: glamping in the agafay desert

Although I was excited about pretty much everything on our Morocco agenda (which admittedly changed a little during the trip), spending a night in the Agafay desert was definitively among the things I looked forward to the most.

And the experience didn’t fail to impress, but before I continue, please forget all you know about camping, because this, my friends, is GLAMping! Which meant that even I, who probably couldn’t be less in touch with mother nature, loved every minute of our time surrounded by sand.

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Our top tents!

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The Agafay desert’s version of Donkeyboy(s) ;)

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Dromdar sex at your service! At first, is was interesting  but then I felt a bit like a perf for watching them. They were nice enough to ‘do it’ as the sun was setting, which did put a somewhat romantic spin to it ;)

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Everything, and I mean E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G, is documented when you travel with bloggers!

Picture this: Huge, luxurious tents with ensuite and the most comfortable beds you can imagine (no sleeping on rugged ground here, people). Entertainment, food (that was prepared for you, not by you) and a bar.  Yup, hear heard me, right smack on the middle of the camp site there was a bar! So, yeah, I’m thinking I might just get married here – because they do do weddings :)

We arrived in the afternoon and spent the rest of day and evening chilling:  going for short walks around the camp, eating, drinking and just hanging out. I know, tough life. It was the perfect way to rewind after a couple of busy days in the city. And as the sun set on the beautiful landscape that is the desert and I was standing there in the cool calm air, with a glass of rose in my hand, I honestly thought I’d died and gone to dessert heaven.

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As I said, it was chill time :)

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The bar!

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And with that sappy, smoochy and over-the-top desert description, my Moroccan fairytale has sadly come to an end, a fairytale that was nothings short of great: The organisers (Sahara Experience, Visit Morocco and Norske Reiseblogger), all the awesome things we did and saw and last, but not least, the people I travelled with. I couldn’t have had a better time!

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Cheers to a wonderful adventure, guys! 

Thank you for checking in and for checking out Morocco! Oh, and if you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the video I made.

xxx etta

schümos coffee ad

If there was EVER an ad to deserve a spot on my blog, this is it!

Hope you’ve all had an amazing Easter, folks! And make sure  you check in tomorrow as I’ll be sharing my experience from a night in the Moroccan desert – you don’t wanna miss it!

xxx etta

film friday: dos más dos

Dos más Dos, or ’2+2′, is an Argentine comedy drama from 2012, which I bought when we were in Buenos Aires, and when I watched it yesterday, accompanied with Moroccan wine and some French cheese and crackers (I’d tried compensating for the shitty weather by travelling through food, film and alcohol), I was really happy I’d brought it home with me :)

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By telling you that one of the movie’s earlier lines are ‘In monogamy you have to be creative somehow’, I believe I’ve pretty much set the tone for the film and you’ll know what I mean when I share the plot with you:

Diego and Emilia are happily married, but when Emily finds our their friends Betina and Richard have been swing’ing it for the last three years and seem all the more loved up because of it, she tries to convince Diego that they too should have a go.

While extremely reluctant at first, Diego comes around is more or less forced into it after some time, but he likes it and with that the act of swinging amongst the four friends are off to a great start. And the ’show’ does run smoothly, but only for a while…

Aside from being funny, what I like about the movie is that I find it trustworthy. What happens could happen. Also, like many other South-American movies I’ve seen, it touches on topics of people’s day-to-day lives. And by that I don’t mean we all do the swing thing, but it’s not like it’s something super far fetched either. Besides, the movie is about so much more than the exchange of sex partners.

You should see it! And it you can’t find it locally, you can alway order it on Amazon.

Thank you for checking in and hope you a wonderful Good Friday!

xxx etta

recipe: chicken kebab, caprese salad and homemade tzatziki

It’s actually been a while since I first made this and it was only when contemplating what do have for dinner earlier that I remembered I hadn’t shared the recipe with you – shame on me, because this is some real good stuff!

You need (for four people):
400 g minced chicken
2 garlic cloves
1 ts dried oregano
Half a chilli (red)
2 tbs pistachios (quite possibly my favourite nut!)
3 plum tomatoes
125 g mozzarella
A few basil leaves
Extra virign olive oil to sprinkle
Salt and pepper to taste

The tzatziki recipe I used, you find here.

You do:
1. Finely chop garlic and chilli and roughly chop pistachios
2. Mix this with the minced chicken
3. Form the mix into a sausage like shape around the skewers (make sure you’ve soaked the skewers properly first!)
4. Fry in a grill pan for about 3 minutes on each side, until they’re brown and cooked through
5. Slice tomatoes and mozzarella and stack these on top of each other on the plate. Drizzle with olive oil
6. Place chicken kebabs next to your caprese towers and serve with a dash (or a lot) of your homemade tzatziki!

recipe - chicken kebab with caprese salad and homemde tzatziki
Jeg fant oppskriften på Godt.no, så hvis du foretrekker å lese den på norsk, finner du den her. Bare husk at jeg har forandret på flere ting.

Bon Apetite!

xxx etta