Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh, Morocco

Sorry for the spanglish!
I am on my way….packing my bags at 12am. Seems reasonable. I should be at the airport a 8am tomorrow, and I couldn’t be more excited for my trip and long awaited adventures. Just an update, I will not have my computer with my for both luggage & experience reasons, but I will have my phone, in a hopes of wifi. We shall see what happens there…
Either way, I am taking my camera and going to take as many pictures and videos as possible and socially acceptable.

Here is a quick look at some of the activities we will be doing during our 4 day/3 night stay…
Marrakech – Alto Atlas – Ait Ben Haddou
Ait ben Haddou – Gargantas Del Todra – Dunas de Merzouga
Merzouga – Valle delDraa – Anti Atlas – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Must sleep now! Goodnight everyone…hasta luego.

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LA COCINITA

La Cocinita

La Cocinita “Comida de la Calle”
…aka delicious food truck

This is the first time I have been even tempted to write a food blog post. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely have a love-love relationship with food, of all types. I don’t discriminate…I am an equal opportunist when it comes to trying new things or styles. But, I never wanted to be the type of person that took pictures, solely of food and shared that with the world. I wanted my blog to serve as more of a variation, from personal musings to travel to even more intellectual or creative writing…which I am still working on. However, I decided to make an exception because I love supporting local business here in NOLA…and because it was amazing!

Today, my boyfriend and I went to La Cocinita food truck at the Freret Market. As soon as we walked up, there was definitely a certain NOLA vibe. I have been up and down Freret, but for some reason had never come across the Market when it was alive. There was food, vendors, and not to mention a great band. Of course, everyone was decked out in their Saints gear today as we will play against the PA Eagles later tonight. It was great to see such liveliness in such a local way, on a revived street that has been supporting new businesses and great new restaurants.

From their website on the About US page, you’ll see that they serve “fresh, authentic, gourmet street food from Latin America. We offer an array of delicious and inexpensive options, ranging from traditional Mexican tacos to less familiar South American fare such as arepas and patacones.” This description serves them well, bringing Latin American street food to the streets of NOLA. The menu is mostly build-your-own. For $9, you can get 3 tacos/burri-tacos. My boyfriend and I started with tacos, both trying the Venezuelan brisket and Lechon (Braised Pork). We were starving, so we practically swallowed them whole. One of the fun parts are the different sauces: we tried Jalapeno, Chipotle, Salsa Verde, etc. Try different ones each time! As you can see, we also tried the Arepas with the Brisket- 2 for $9. It was so flavorful and juicy! The cornmeal arepas juxtaposed the meat with a nice, satisfying crunch.

I talked with Rachel, about how and why they started their business and you could tell she was very passionate about her food and the NOLA community! Running for around two years, they’ll definitely will make (and have made) their mark on NOLA food/truck scene. I am so excited to go back!

My Life is Forever Changed

Rolling Stones 6/12/13
Rolling Stones
6/12/13
I can’t believe I got to see them in concert. I am lost for words. It was incredible!
How are these guys even remotely around their age (70s, what?!) I had the best time and it was the best Father’s Day/Birthday present ever.

Sorry for not writing lately, I got caught up with working and couldn’t post until now!

My Summer Trip!

My Summer Trip!

About to head out to Boston, Ma. Of course, I played with the idea of packing the whole day…the process seemed to elude me. Yet, I logically decided the best possible time to pack was at 12am. My logic obviously is unparalleled. Anyone else prolong packing? Or is anyone taking any trips this summer?

I am so excited about my traveling plans next year. I am going to study abroad next summer to Spain. I hope I can make a map of all the places I traveled and all those places I hope to explore! Maybe one day it will be covered with pins all over the world. Can’t wait!