Morocco I - Marrakech to the Desert

February 08, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

I have just returned from two weeks of winter sun in Morocco away from constant winter of Scotland.  I don't think there are many sights to see as such in most Moroccan cities other than the old medieval medinas themselves.  Unfortunately despite the endless interesting people and weathered faces, portraits were difficult to come by due my lack of language skills and the locals unwillingness to be captured on camera.   Despite this I still got a few from portraits here and there.

 

The Streets of Marrakech

Back Streets

Some Architecture 

 

Some People

Waiter

 

Mint tea is very important in Moroccan culture and it is especially a drink of hospitality, commonly served whenever there are guests around who might buy a carpet.

Since I was flying out of Marrakech I opted to move on quickly so signed up to go on a tour to the Sahara which mostly involved sitting in a people carrier while numerous photo opportunties flew passed the window.  On the occasion we did stop it was usually to an uninteresting tourist trap.  Although we did stop at Aït Benhaddou, which is where many movies have been filmed including Gladiator, Lawrence Of Arabia, The Mummy and many, many more.  Here are some of the photos taken on the journey out to the desert.

Looking at the Atlas


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