My 2018 YouTube Rewind – Adi Seres

2018 was a great year, visited 4 countries, around 30 different locations and around 10 mountain summits.

Here is a short summary of the year. Enjoy

Impressions about Morocco

Yes, we had part of an amazing trip in Morocco. We had part of cultural shock, but also became richer, more knowledgeable as we learned about their way of living, food, ideology and history.

We are taking advantage of our time left in Marrakesh by going back to our favorite places, having our favorite food, get a final massage and chill for the rest of the evening at the rooftops of beautiful Marrakesh.

FES – MOROCCO – The world’s biggest medina

FES – MOROCCO – The world’s biggest medina

After a few good hours on train and some interesting things that we encountered on the way we have finally arrived to Fes to the Blue gate.

While we were on the train a gentleman came into our compartment and took a seat without having a ticket for that particular place.

Within no time started talking with us, at first seamed nice, but then it became really annoying. He tried to get our phone number, hotel name so he can pick us up in the morning to take us to his tannery in Fes. He was really pushy to get these information and after trying to sell us leather jackets and other goods, finally gave up and went to another compartment trying to find some other potential customers.

We are walking back and forth on the streets and cant seem to find our riad. Finally we are going into this narrow allay and hoping that we found the place.

Yes, we found it. Such a lovely place, but for now we need to grab some food and rest.

We had a good rest – having a nice breakfast and ready to explore the old town of Fes.


There are two main streets going down the hill in Fes, in both sides you can find the bazaars and on the end of the street the famous tennery of Fes. That’s where we are going. It is fascinating to see people working in this place. It smells horrible. They gave us meant leafs to cut down the smell a bit.

The museum of wood crafts.

I have no idea what this stuff is. Looks like cactus and kind of tastes like a kiwi..i dont know…but its good.

Cip is still looking for the perfect Moroccan carpet, but thank God by the end of the day he will even find it.


It is time for a meal and we go again for the Tajin…I kind of miss romanian food at this time, but let’s see.

for the starter ordered Moroccan soup and 2nd course My dear friends ordered the classic beef tajing and I went for the Moroccan meatball tajin. Spicy tomato sauce with a fried egg and meatballs.

For dessert we had some interesting croissants and meant tea and orange with cinemon.

The oldest Koranic school in Morocco.

For the rest of the day we are planning to get out of the Medina and go up to the hills of Fes and see the town from there.

the view from the hill is amazing and very relaxing.

We are ending our evening here and our journey to Fes. We decided to go back over night to Marrakesh as the journey back it takes more or less 8 hours. So planning to travel and night and in our final day in Marrakesh to relax.

The best beach in Casablanca – Morocco

Day 4 in Morocco, and our 2nd day in Casablanca.

We are going out into the city to find something to eat and than go to the beach and relax.

As it is a Saturday everything is closed in the area we are living, so we are going a bit more into the city to have breakfast.


The beach of Casablanca is quite nice, but It not the perfect time to swim, but more like staying on the beach and relax.


If i would make my plan again for Morocco, I wouldn’t spend more than a day in Casablanca. I would only visit the mosque, maybe a quick run to the beach and moll and in the same day go further to a different destination.

After a few good hours running and relaxing on the beach we are going to the Morocco Mall which is the 2nd largest mall in Africa

After the two days spent in Casablanca we are going to our next destination, in Fes. We know that is famous for their tannery, but don’t know too much about the city so we will discover it on the go.

Casablanca – is it worth visiting?

We are ready to further explore Morocco so we left our riad early in the morning and going to our next destination – Casablanca.


The best option to travel in Morocco is by train. The distance between Marrakesh and Casablanca is around 4 to 5 hours and a 1st class ticket costs about 15EUR.

As soon as we arrived to Casablanca and got out from the train station the taxi driver fight for the customers has begun. At least 5 drivers approached us to go to their taxi and as soon as we picked one they got into a fight for who has been first. It was pretty intimidating.


Everything looked way different from what we have seen so far in Marrakesh. First of all, everything is painted into white and blue. Than for some reason we don’t feel safe walking on the streets. It could be that is less populated than Marrakesh, I cant see any other tourists around the streets and it is very polluted.

We have arrived to our hotel, left our luggage and we went out to roam around the city.

Our first destination was the Hassan II Mosque which is the 3rd largest Mosque in the world.

It is a massive and amazing structure.

It was built just in seven years during the reign of King Hassan II. It cost around 800mil dollars and over 10K people worked on it 24/7 to its completion.

We also pass by the famous Casablanca cafe from the well known movie, but we skipped going in and instead decided to visit the beach of Casablanca.

We finished our evening with an amazing sunset and took some really cool photos.

The best camel ride in Marrakesh

The best camel ride in Marrakesh – Day 3 in Morocco

Love waking up in the morning and watch the sunrise. Amazing to see the the wide horizon with the Atlas mountains in the far distance turning red and the cool air warming up.

Exiting day, we are going to experience the camel riding in the desert. Well it’s not the real desert or the well known Sahara desert, but is an arid place with palm trees and a barber settlement just outside of Marrakesh.


Although we would have loved to go to do the Sahara Desert trip, it is about a 6-700 km away. So doing a trip there takes about 2-3 days.

In fact almost all the major cities in Marroc are at a high distance from each-other – 300 to 500 or 600 km away from Marrakech.

This is the reason why we decided to experience the camel ride locally and than explore a bit more the other cities in Maroc.

As soon as we arrived to the desert they gave us the traditional cloths and we felt really cool in it. Getting on the camel was a bit scary, but within no time we were on the go.


Going on the camel is really bumpy and you have to hold tight to stay put on the camel. We were riding across this area for about 1h. Somewhere at half of the journey we reached to the barbar village and we were able to see the school, some houses, the mosque and some kids playing soccer.


1 hour on the camel it was more than enough, so really happy that we opted for this ride instead of the Sahara one.

We arrived back in the afternoon to Marrakech, chilled around the table, tea, coffee, fresh juice, food for about an hour and had a good talk.

We tried some other dishes this time so I order some cus cus salad, with a chicken kebab, Cristina got a B’stilla and Ciprian is always keeping it classic. Beef Tajin.

To be honest i disliked the kebab, it just simply felt not authentic, the cus cus salad is a bit sour with a strong parsley flavored. It was refreshing and pleasant, but a bit too much parsley.

The B’stilla – very interesting – it is a kind of crispy pye filled with fried chicken, cinemon powder and sugar powder. Weird combination, i know, but it actually works. I really enjoyed it. So totally recommend it in trying it out.

Oooh and yes, a must try is the mango juice, i guess we had at least 1 glass of mango juice at every meal we had in a day. DELICIOUS.

After a rich meal we went for a HAMAM, the HAMAM is well known as the Turkish bath, but it is common everywhere in the Islamic culture.

You spend about about half hour or you can do it even longer, in the sauna and apply different kind of solutions an your skin and you scrub away the dead skin.

After the hammam we had a 1 hour relaxing massage which was amazing. Ooh man, i need more massage in my life.

We ended our perfect day walking around the market.

They put a snake around my neck

They put a snake around my neck – Only in Marrakesh | Day 2IMG_4487

We are starting our day early in the morning by watching the sunset from the roof of our riad and then experiencing our first Moroccan Breakfast. We’ve been served a sweet cake, flat bread, omelet, peanut butter and a fresh orange juice.

I could definitely start my mornings like this.


After our breakfast we went into the city to further explore the Moroccan market and our first destination was the Bahia Palace. It is a 19th century palace and it translates as the Palace of Brilliance. It was intended to be the greatest palace of it’s time.

The entrance fee is 7 EUR, but it is totally worth getting in, it holds beautiful gardens, decorated ceilings and colorful windows.


We continued our journey in finding the Saadian Tombs and here things got a bit tricky. We exited the markets into some narrow streets, the real Moroccan streets as we called it and we got lost.

A few kids approached us from the front and a few from behind trying to steal our belongings. I felt something is happening in my back pack and by the time I turned back I found one of the kids with his hand in my back pack. Luckily they didn’t manage to steal anything.

Yes, so here are a few Do’s and Don’ts for your visit in Marrakesh. Don’t go away from the main streets. Don’t go exploring alone. Always pay attention for these kind of situations.

One thing I love about Marrakesh, everywhere you go for 1 to 2 EUR you can find fresh juice. Of course this has it’s own story of how to make the business the most profitable, but for as cheap as 1 EUR it’s worth paying for some fresh juice.

We finally arrived to the Saadian Tombs, the longest Q we ever had to wait to see something. It was the Sultan Ahmed Al Mansur tomb from the Saadian dynasty. Unless you are a historian or your are really passionate about this stuff, I’m not sure if its worth paying 7 EUR entrance fee.


It is time to take a break and we stopped at a local restaurant to have some tajin. A bole of tajin cost 2-3 EUR with vegetable and beef. Of course it is a lower quality meet, than what you can get in a finer restaurant, but for this price it’s a great choice.

We walked from the Market to the Menara Garden which is a huge olive plantation where the locals come to take refuge under the tree and have a nice pick-nick. The airport is also very close to the garden, so the airport and the market is at a 30-40 min walk.

Of course if your are in Marrakesh you will come across the snake guys. What can you do when they put a snake around your neck? Well you have to pay them 20 EUR. That’s how much they are asking, but i had no money with me as it was my 1st full day in Marrakech and I got away with only 5 EUR.

Time is passing by really fast, so as soon as it got dark we went up to one of this fancy restaurant and had some more Tajin. Is there anything else beside Tajin? Well not much, but there is and I will show you more of that in the upcoming videos.