Marrakesh

For us, traveling with friends transcends any other experience. Morocco has been on our bucket list for a couple years now, and the fact that our founders Thadeu and Felipe spent part of their childhood there only made it that more special. That nostalgic feeling served as inspiration for our brand new collection Marrakesh. The plan was to take Theo, Thadeu’s dog with us on a 9 day adventure around the country. Cities, Riads, Kasbahs, Deserts and a lot of road tripping. What an adventure it was and we’re super stoked to be able to share with you some of that experience.

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The team

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Nanda

Researcher

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Thadeu

Creative Director

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Mels

Designer

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Theo

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Jow

Filmmaker

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Bossa

Photographer

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Paulo

Filmmaker

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Rabat

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We arrived in Casablanca and drove straight to Rabat, Morocco’s capital. After a 4 hour drive, we managed to stretch our legs a little and experience some of the city’s magic. If it wasn’t so cold we might have tried some surfing.

Marrakesh Collection | Zee.Dog
Marrakesh Collection | Zee.Dog

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Rabat

We arrived in Casablanca and drove straight to Rabat, Morocco’s capital. After a 4 hour drive, we managed to stretch our legs a little and experience some of the city’s magic. If it wasn’t so cold we might have tried some surfing.

Marrakesh Collection | Zee.Dog
Marrakesh Collection | Zee.Dog

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Chefchouen

After hours of what seemed an endless drive up the mountains, we finally arrived to Chefchouen, also known as The Blue City. Arriving from the top, the city looked like a big blue mark on the side of the mountain. When you finally drive into the city, in a matter of seconds you get pulled into endless negotiations with local merchants and artisans.

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It was peculier to see how people in Morocco react to seeing dogs on a leash. We drove around the country for days and we didn’t see a single person walking a dog. In no way were they disrespectful, it’s just something they are not used to seeing every day.

Marrakesh Collection | Zee.Dog
Marrakesh Collection | Zee.Dog

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Chefchouen

After hours of what seemed an endless drive up the mountains, we finally arrived to Chefchouen, also known as The Blue City. Arriving from the top, the city looked like a big blue mark on the side of the mountain. When you finally drive into the city, in a matter of seconds you get pulled into endless negotiations with local merchants and artisans.

It was peculier to see how people in Morocco react to seeing dogs on a leash. We drove around the country for days and we didn’t see a single person walking a dog. In no way were they disrespectful, it’s just something they are not used to seeing every day.

Marrakesh Collection | Zee.Dog

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Meknes, Volubilis e Fès

In Fes, we set up base inside the Toyour Riad. A Riad is basically a type of traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard. For us, the place was like an Oasis in the middle of a chaotic Medina, which is a conjunction of alleyways nested behind a city wall.

Moving around there with Theo was a challenge, and for most part we ended up carrying him. Understanding the local culture of Fes is an important part of diving deeper into Moroccan way of life.

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Meknes, Volubilis
e Fès

In Fes, we set up base inside the Toyour Riad. A Riad is basically a type of traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard.

Marrakesh Collection | Zee.Dog

For us, the place was like an Oasis in the middle of a chaotic Medina, which is a conjunction of alleyways nested behind a city wall.

Moving around there with Theo was a challenge, and for most part we ended up carrying him. Understanding the local culture of Fes is an important part of diving deeper into Moroccan way of life.

Marrakesh Collection | Zee.Dog
Marrakesh Collection | Zee.Dog

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Merzouga

We left Fes in the middle of the night in anticipation of a very long drive to the desert. At this point we had come to understand that most locals had learned to speak English, Spanish and Portuguese. Morocco has become very dependent on tourism, and being able to communicate with foreigners has given them a lot of advantages to do business.

We drove to the border with Algeria around 7pm and witnessed one of the most insane sunsets of our lives as we crossed the desert on camels.

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Merzouga

We left Fes in the middle of the night in anticipation of a very long drive to the desert. At this point we had come to understand that most locals had learned to speak English, Spanish and Portuguese.

Morocco has become very dependent on tourism, and being able to communicate with foreigners has given them a lot of advantages to do business.

We drove to the border with Algeria around 7pm and witnessed one of the most insane sunsets of our lives as we crossed the desert on camels.

Marrakesh Collection | Zee.Dog
Marrakesh Collection | Zee.Dog

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Marrakesh

We had been dreaming with our arrival in Marrakesh for a while. It was as if we had left the best for last, even though looking back now it’s hard to say really which stop impacted us the most. The city has the perfect balance of urban cosmopolitan living with ancient architecture and culture. The city feels like an explosion of colors. Everywhere you look you see colorful spices, carpets and an infinite array of products hanging everywhere.

It was in Marrakesh that we had the pleasure of visiting one of the most interesting brands we’ve come across, called LRNCE. Make sure you follow them on instagram (@LRNCE)

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Marrakesh

We had been dreaming with our arrival in Marrakesh for a while. It was as if we had left the best for last, even though looking back now it’s hard to say really which stop impacted us the most.

The city has the perfect balance of urban cosmopolitan living with ancient architecture and culture. The city feels like an explosion of colors. Everywhere you look you see colorful spices, carpets and an infinite array of products hanging everywhere.

Marrakesh Collection | Zee.Dog

It was in Marrakesh that we had the pleasure of visiting one of the most interesting brands we’ve come across, called LRNCE. Make sure you follow them on instagram (@LRNCE)

Marrakesh Collection | Zee.Dog

9 days and 5000km later, the trip of a lifetime came to an end. The experience of taking Theo with us and seeing how happy we was running around everywhere we stopped made the trip that more special. For us, that connection with our dogs is the underlying reason we do what we do and we celebrate that everyday. The Marrakesh collection is our reinterpretation of everything we saw, lived, ate and experienced while we were there.

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