|This is the tagine I bought in Fes.|
I haven’t opened my luggage yet,
but I sure hope it made it in one piece.
This was actually my second time in this shop, as I’d first been there in June, on holiday in Morocco.
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On that first visit, I bought a lovely red decorative pitcher which I couldn’t make my mind up about for the longest time.
|An artisan at work on a bowl|
in Fes, Morocco
It wasn’t that I didn’t like it; I loved it. But I was worried about how I was going to stuff it in my suitcase and take it home.
But I ended up buying it after all, after some haggling, and I’m so happy I did so.
|This photo was taken at the beautiful Four Seasons Marrakech last June,|
just before we stepped out to dinner at Crystal,
one of Marrakech’s fanciest dining venues.
On this second trip to this crafts workshop, with our group of Travelife Magazine readers and friends, I found a beautiful tagine.
It’s not for cooking but it’s for serving the food afterwards.
It was love at first sight, and I was instantly imagining how much more tasty everything would seem, when served in such a beautiful tagine.
It inspired me to make more tagine and couscous as well, as I love to cook when I have time.
|My Le Creuset tagine|
I use a Le Creuset tagine for actual cooking, and this is also where I used to serve my tagine and couscous.
But, I thought that if I bought this decorative tagine, I could now serve my tagine and couscous in something way more festive.
The tagine was very heavy as well, and this added to my worries.
But anyhow I bought it and tried to stuff it properly in my suitcase for the long trip home along with other things like two lamps, two large plates and the Travel Companion’s teapot.
And a boxload of other breakable stuff.
I don’t know how everything fit but somehow they did.
I packed everything up on my last night in Morocco, after returning so late from a long and fun farewell dinner, and I was half-asleep when I was putting all my packages into luggages and boxes.
My luggages were all completely full, and held together with plastic wrap (that wrapping service for baggage that they offer in some airports) and all my fingers crossed.
Miraculously everything made it through the long trip home with not a single chip or crack.
But each time I use this lovely tagine, I’ll certainly remember so many happy moments.
Yes, we had a wonderful trip to Morocco last month, with a truly wonderful group of Travelife Magazine readers and friends, full of laughter and Instagram posts, with everyone living a Travelife.