COTE DE TEXAS: My Marrakesh, My Maryam

My Marrakesh, My Maryam

My Marrakesh is one of my favorite blogs. If you aren't familiar with this blog, you should be. It is written by the adorable and quite beautiful Maryam, a warm, sweet, funny and loving woman who moved to Marrakesh some years ago and continues to live there with her husband and son and daughter. Maryam, American by birth, is a social activist - a human rights and democracy specialist. She is also a writer of much acclaim, and a very, very popular blogger. She has thousands of readers who adore her infectious style of third person prose. Her readers check in regularly to share in her adventures in Marrakesh and in her exotic travels to Africa, the Middle East, and India, to name a few.

Right now Maryam and are husband are in the process of building guest houses on their fragrant olive tree-filled property. The Peacock Pavilions, as the guesthouses are to be called, are named after their numerous pet peacocks. Maryam's husband is the architect of the Moroccan styled guest houses and the building process has been a combination of love, hard work, obsession, and desire. It's been a long road getting them up and ready for business and they're almost through. Maryam is tired and anxious and ready to greet her guests. She's in need of a little TLC right now. Recently, her blog was nominated for Best Blog of 2007, International Division. Voting closes on Thursday and currently she's in second place. Would you please consider voting for her - she could use a "lift" right now. You can vote once every 24 hours, so hopefully you can get two votes in before it closes. Click HERE to vote. On top of all her accomplishments, Maryam is a wonderful photographer. Her blog is filled with her shots of Morocco and of her travels. I've pulled some of my favorites off her blog to share her exotic life with you. Enjoy!!! (All pictures are copyrighted by Maryam.)

Beautiful bougainvillea in Morocco.

A candle lit table set for dinner.

A Moroccan door.

One of my favorite pictures that Maryam's taken.

Twin caravans.

Famous Moroccan roses.

A pet peacock.

Maryam's daughter trying on saris.

A guest house in Morocco.

An exotic mannequin.

Tiles which Morocco are famous for.

A bazaar and tapestries.

Maryam likes to take pictures of her adorable, bunion-less bare feet (I'm jealous!).

Ready for a party in exotic sandals.

I love the color of her men's Moroccan shoes against the black and white striped rug.

I told you she likes to take pictures of her bare feet!

Aw, the beautiful couple at their wedding.

Please be sure to visit My Marrakesh and please vote today, here.


  1. Maryam has my vote. Her Blog is personable, exciting, informative and every bit as charming as Maryam herself. I am going to visit her next year for my Birthday. I can hardly wait!!

  2. I voted for her! She has a beautiful and interesting blog. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Gasp, my mother would be so proud. What a beautiful and lovely post. Thank you so very much, Joni. I am so touched.

  4. I have voted for her and I vote every 24 hours ...I hope she will win but as I have already told her .Anyway for us , she is the best

  5. I know- I hope she wins!!! She's certainly deserving of it.

  6. What a wonderful blog! She has my vote, too.

    Loved this post, Joni!


  7. Yes, yes I have been voting for her and hope she wins( fingers crossed)!

    Great post you have put together:-)

    Just dropped by to wish you a very Happy Diwali ( The festival of lights) from India!!