Weekends in the Village

Weekends in the Village


After a long workweek and Friday night on the square, a girl living in a tourist town sometimes needs a quiet, country retreat. Palmeraie Village Residence, 20 minutes from the Medina, is family friendly and Girls’ –Weekend- great. On my daily ride to work through the Palmeraie region, I see palm groves, saddled camels, and dirt bikers popping wheelies. On my Saturday ride to play I enter lush gardens, villas, and guests lounging under umbrellas.

Though called “The Beverly Hills of Marrakech” never in California did I find a two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment for $144 per night (a bill which included 2 poolside buffet breakfasts and was split between a friend and me). Both bedrooms and the living room opened to a huge terrace with a table and four chairs perched above the fountain in the lake and the twin pools. Owned by the same company as the Village is Palmeraie Palace, a 5-star hotel with eclectic restaurants and a spa on the property. Taking advantage of the free shuttle, we went to the Palace grounds to eat at Toro Loco, a Spanish restaurant that becomes a salsa club late night. Discovering an oasis of sunshine-by-day and salsa-by-night, this Southern girl could not have been happier.


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Cindy McCain

A Southern Girl Gone Global, I believe God calls us to journeys to find our way home--to the person He created us to be. In 2014 I left my empty nest and flew away, too. I landed in Africa. After two years in magical Morocco and one in the Caribbean, I moved back to Nashville where I tell tales from 27 countries travelled, look forward to the next trip, teach, learn, and discover new treasures everyday in my backyard. This travel/lifestyle blog is about letting go of fear, clinging to faith, and following your heart's desires. It's a celebration of beauty, adventure, and relationship. It's about freedom found in roots and wings.

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