Every now and then, a traveler gets nostalgic for old trips. You may know what I mean… the photo albums are opened (or Facebook albums clicked on) and mooned over with a sigh. “That was such an amazing time…” I recently got that way after I read Tahir Shah’s accounts of Moroccan culture in the [...]
My friends were looking at my photobooks last night and one of them said, “I just love the colors in your pictures.” Since I hadn’t made a book for my Morocco Big Trip yet, here’s a few pictures that showcase the colors of Morocco.
The Torda Gorge – stunning scenery in the middle of Morocco. My adventure on Big Trip #3 traveling in Morocco involved hiking into the gorge and awkward public path moments.
In the single-gender Moroccan hammam, several young women were getting changed or already in the bath uniform – underwear and shower shoes. My only previous experience in a hammam had been in Istanbul where I’d been allowed to keep on my bra and pants because it was a man doing the bathing, but this was [...]
Essaouira is a delightful seaside town and Moroccon destination.Here are seven things I love about it while traveling there twice during my recent Big Trip in Morocco. It’s easy to get to B and I left Marrakesh early on the 8:30 bus to Essaouira. M, my now friend and former tour guide, had said the [...]
Marrakesh has got a vibe. The vibe is chaotic, cosmopolitan, exotic, but a little shady like a beautiful gypsy. And it’s everywhere. It’s in the woman with their long sexy black hair and bare arms. It’s in naked fish and preserved boar heads available and on display at restaurants in the night market. It’s in [...]
There have been many times on this whole adventure that it’s all about the journey and not the destination. This was the case many times in India, and it’s certainly the case on this Intrepid trip through Morocco. We left the Todra Gorge at 9 a.m. and arrived at our destination – Ait Benhaddou – [...]
After the highlands of Midelt, Morocco we drove about five hours towards the Sahara desert on the border of Morocco. Out of the brush and stone landscape, the sand dunes appeared orange and wavy in the distance. As we got closer to the hotel, the Sahara sand looked like a landscape painting. Our group had [...]