Through My Lens – MOROCCO
A culture soaked experience with great hospitality is how I would describe my unforgettable trip to Morocco. This diverse North- African country offers everything from snow-capped mountains to golden sandy deserts to ancient cities all soaked in colour, spice and rich heritage.
I had the opportunity to explore and unfold the mysteries of the magical country of Morocco. Travelling through the country, from Casablanca to Fes, to the blue city of Chefchaouen and finally across the stunning Sahara desert witnessing the hidden treasures of the chaotic markets and the stunning landscapes that the place has to offer. I discovered the famous bazaars, mosques and met the Berber families living in the high Atlas Mountains. Long drives involved elements of “people and place “ shifting sand dunes, daily scenes of village life and the colourful fest of the markets. Some of the cities I visited and would highly recommend including on your itinerary are:
Fes with its bustling bazaars and unique architecture it will have you craving more.
The blue city of Chefchaouen was an absolute pleasure to the eyes and made me wonder if I was in a still of a movie. With narrow blue alleys leading to small cafes and giving a glimpse of the local life, this was one of my favourite cities to visit.
Marrakech, a well known modern city, leaves you to wander in their traditional souks (old city areas) with horse carriages as your ride to get around. The city is a great blend of modernism and old culture. Restaurants and nightclubs aside, you must visit a traditional Moroccan hammam (spa) which is a mystifying experience.
Last but not least, the Sahara desert was the highlight of my tour. The golden hues of the sand, the clear night skies with hundreds of stars shining down on us are precious memories I have brought back with me.
Morocco is a country with dazzling diversity and stunning landscapes, and should definitely be on your bucket list of holidays. With my camera in my hand, I thoroughly enjoyed diving into the lives and culture of the people there. Exploring the ever so famous Marrakech, visiting spice markets, all the while seeing snake charmers, acrobats, storytellers and indulging in traditional Moroccan rituals are just some of the fantastic experiences I’ve had on my trip.
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