Gerard Butler is in Marrakech

So we ran into Gerard Butler in Marrakech...


Usually I would resort to these titles to grab your attention, but if you look at the picture above, you’ll see it’s more than a gimmick. It’s for real: 5 minutes ago we ran into Gerard Butler in the maze of souks within the Marrakech medina.

Being born, raised and having lived in Manhattan for the last 25 years, I’ve never spotted a celebrity. 2 days in Marrakesh and we run into Gerald Butler browsing through the labyrinth of one of the most difficult places on Earth to navigate. Although I’m not one for star-hunting like someone else (ahem, you can tell from their faces), I admit running into a celebrity walking around a medina just like we were — without an entourage — is pretty cool and chalks up somewhat a first for our blog. Man to man, I should have b-boy “served” him, haha.

Our last few hours in Marrakech:


Learning how to cook a couscous dinner

Eating it afterwards


We also put on a music show for the hostel, singing “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz in 4 part harmony:


Myself on the left as backup singer


The next morning we hit up Mechoui Alley for some unreal off-the-bone lamb:


The view from our lamb brunch


We also stopped by Koutoubia Mosque, which architecture influenced the Giralda Tower in Seville. Unfortunately, the mosque is off-limits to non-Muslims so I did my best from outside:


Koustobia Mosque just got served.

No idea what’s going on here.


Afterwards we did a bit of obligatory shopping (no pictures needed for that, trust me) before packing up and heading out for one final dinner at Terrace les Espices by sunset:



And with that, it’s finally a group goodbye: Yiru and Jane left for NYC yesterday, Seulbee and Calvin Lin now heads to Casablanca, June and Melissa will stay behind in Marrakech for 2 more days, and Go and myself will head to Lisbon for a 12 hour layover.

I’ll effuse more sappiness and cheese when I head home, but I’ll end this entry with one final group picture of us together… with Gerard Butler.


THIS…IS…MOROCCO! Sorry, bad joke Gerard.


EDIT: A few days later we would run into him again

- At time of posting in Marrakech, it was 59 °F -

Humidity: 44% | Wind Speed: 5km/hr | Cloud Cover: n/a

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3 Comments

  1. oh… i am so jealous lol but it is cool u guys met gerard butler lol

  2. I would have DIED. Gerard Butler may have almost upstaged Morocco. Almost.

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