Fact 1: I travel for a living.
Fact 2: I have a bad case of photography obsession.
Fact 3: I have way too many beautiful, scenic photos to share.
Fact 4: Many of them, however, are of Morocco.
To celebrate the latest edition of #FriFotos, whose theme this week is “VIEWS”, and also to remedy to the fact that I haven’t written about Morocco in a while, I figured I could kill two birds with one stone and share my favorite photos of Morocco with a view, from the desert to the chaotic souks of Marrakech. Shall we?
Chefchaouen was easily one of the highlights of my trip in Morocco. I had never seen anything like it before, from the marijuana fields around it (yes, you read that correctly) to the cerulean hues that seem to cover just about every inch of the medina, to the Spanish-looking architecture – it hardly gets better than that in North Africa.
This photo was taken just before sunset, at the sumptuous Jamal Palace in Fes. This is a very popular thing to do in the city, especially at around 5:30PM, which is the last call to prayer of the day. The entire city resonates with the chanting blasting from every mosque around, and certainly makes for a somewhat spiritual and fascinating experience.
Marrakech really surprised me, despite the fact that I wasn’t sure what to expect. The city is massive, traffic is impossible and getting around in the souks really is a challenge even for the smartest ones. The atmosphere can be overwhelming for some, and I can understand why. Between the thousands of people doing their daily business, the cars and motorcycles that honk for absolutely no reason and seem to come out of nowhere, and vendors trying to sell you everything and anything, it truly is mayhem.
But a beautiful one at that.