Morocco is one of those countries that just intrigues and excites! I know that sounds so airy-fairy and wishy-washy but it’s true! There’s just something so special about visiting Morocco. With its stunning Arabesque architecture, souks and even blue-coloured cities – it’s unlike so many places you can visit so close to Europe (except maybe … Continue Reading

Visiting Morocco for the first time last year was something of an eye opener. See, Lloyd had always wanted to visit but I wasn’t fully sold. Eventually, I caved in and we grabbed a couple of friends and headed over to Morocco somewhere between assignments and piles of coursework I had back at Cambridge University. … Continue Reading

Over the course of the past year, we’ve not so secretly been gigging as guest blogger for Bravofly. It has been so much fun writing for this amazing company and even better still when they sent us on the trip of a lifetime across Italy this year on a 3-wheeled rickshaw! I’d so wanted to do … Continue Reading

Arrive at the bus/car stop next to Koutoubia Mosque… Head off towards the main square – Jemaa el-Fnaa (which is a UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage site and actually inspired that list)… Pop into the souks… Perhaps even stop for a little treat… Head through winding maps and alleyways. If you’ve never been before, perhaps go armed with … Continue Reading

These are some photos from our trip to Marrakesh that for some reason or the other, never quite made it to the blog. I guess you can call it an “outtake” of sorts… One thing’s certain though, looking at these photos makes me long for summer sunshine!

2014 was the year that Hand Luggage Only was truly born! Lloyd and I started toying with the idea of Hand Luggage Only back in 2012 after travelling around at every opportunity possible and accumulating quite a lot of travel photos so after a bit of “to’ing” and “fro’ing” we finally decided to go for … Continue Reading

Visiting Morocco was definitely one of my travel highlights of the year! It was so exciting and for some reason, unexpectedly so. I think the biggest draw to visiting Morocco is the authenticity you get on a holiday here. The people don’t try to edit themselves for you and become some version of themselves that traveller … Continue Reading

Marrakesh is a visual feast! One of my favourite things about being in Morocco and Marrakesh in particular is how colourful everything is. From the spices in the souks to the outfits worn by locals and visitors alike to even the landscape, Marrakesh is truly one of the most colourful travel destinations out there. I’ve … Continue Reading

Morocco is one of the more memorable places I’ve had the pleasure of visiting and particularly so is the city of Marrakesh! I’m not entirely sure what it is about it that makes it so exciting – perhaps it’s the raw unpretentiousness of it all, the Arabic heritage, the hustle and bustle of people going about … Continue Reading