These last couple of months, I have had the chance to go to some amazing places, with brilliant people. Last month I went to Marrakech with some friends. I have wanted to go to Morocco for so long, so when the opportunity came up, I said yes in a flash. Even though Jim couldn’t make it.
Marrakech is a beautiful place, and the atmosphere is amazing.But I surprised myself. I didn’t have my camera glued at my hip, and I didn’t take as many pictures as I thought. But, I did do was enjoy every moment, and actually live them – not just from behind the lens.
We stayed in the prettiest Riad, which I could have easily taken residence as my permanent home. The only thing that I was not keen on in Marrakech were the donkeys. I love animals, and seeing them in questionable states of healths was something I didn’t like. Give me blue skies and palm trees and I’m happy.Inside the souks were pretty amazing. So much chaos, but it all run’s smooth like a well oiled machine. I normally am not one for the haggling. But here the friendliness of the sellers made me enjoy it. I think I will struggle to pay full price for anything else again 😉 I am a lover of mint tea, so having it fresh like this was perfect. The city is full of cats, who are all looked after and treated well by the people. You always see papers of food bits being placed for them. People who know me, know I love my boys (2 cat brothers) so seeing little faces like this made me smile. And want to take them home. We spent a fair few hours in the souks and we came outside the market place really came into its own. Food vendors everyone. And, if you know me, you know I could always eat. I am in love with the Moroccan interiors. Beautiful tiles and lights are everywhere.
We took a trip to the Atlas mountains, and they did not disappoint. I loved them. They reminded me very much of the cover of ‘The Mountains Echoed’. The crew!!! This guy LOVED his camel. I love the depth of this image.