It didn’t help either that I’d bought a really heavy tea pot with an accompanying tray for the Travel Companion.
Plus boxes of the Moroccan mint green tea he likes so much, and which he drank everyday on our holiday.
I bought this in a crafts workshop in Fes.
Interestingly, prices had risen since we were here in June, and none of our group found the shopping to be particularly cheap, teapots and trays included. Especially for the quality stuff rather than the one-time tourist stuff.
But when you have such unique pieces, how can you really resist?
So I think everyone in our group bought tea pots and tray sets on this trip, including me. Except that the one I bought wasn’t for myself. Or at least I think it isn’t for myself.
I may change my mind.
MEMORIES OF OUR MOROCCO HOLIDAY
The Travel Companion and I had each bought a golden tea set on our holiday to Morocco last June.
And then, when I saw him the previous week, just before flying out to Casablanca from Manila, he’d told me he wanted another one.
I should’ve just said no.
This is the Travel Companion’s Moroccan tea set
LUCK’S ON HIS SIDE
Lucky for him, I’d bought him his tea pot early on, while my luggage was still relatively empty. Otherwise, I wouldn’t even have considered it, as it’s taken up precious luggage space and weight.
The luggage space was especially crucial, as these bulky and fragile things cannot exactly be squished together in a bag,
HE WAS ON MY MIND LAST NIGHT
In fact, when I was trying to fit everything in last night, I think I swore at him a couple of times in my mind (in a good natured way, of course) because having so many bulky items really was a headache.
I hope the golden teapot and everything else I bought all make it in one piece on this long trip to home from Casablanca via three cities.
The other night we all dressed in Moroccan clothing and went to dinner at Moraccan’s fanciest and best Moroccan restaurant, living a Travelife.
And if the tea pot does make it in one piece, well, that’s one less Christmas gift off my list, hopefully for one very appreciative person, in my never-ending Travelife.