Travelling in Morocco

Travelling Through Morocco, August 2015


Shot on Nikon F100
Kodak Portra
Developed & Scanned by Carmencita Film Lab


Beautiful, crazy and colourful Morocco!

I have a list of 30 things I want to achieve before I reach 30 (that date is coming at me pretty quickly!) and one on the list was to visit Morocco. I don’t know why I have always been so drawn to the country – I think it has to do with the fact I love markets, bazaars, temples and mosques. I adore the Islamic architecture and the thought of getting lost in the busy, bustling souks did not make me fearful – it made me excited!

 I took a trip of just under 2 week where I saw a great variety and some of the most interesting parts of this country.

After spending a few months in India – the majority of it travelling solo – I was not daunted by Morocco in any way. And I have returned  home feeling pretty comfortable with my trip. But I won’t lie. There was some pretty tough and stressful moments! The majority due to lack of sleep (I did not plan the timings as well as I should have) and a good chunk of it due to Marrakesh being, well, Marrakesh!

My route went as follows: London – Marrakesh – Essaouira -Atlas Mountains – Sahara Desert – Chefchaouen – Rabat – Casablanca – London

If I were to re-do this trip two major changes I would make.

Numbers one: I would fly into Essaouira then go to Marrakesh (if you plan on heading to the Atlas Mountains/Sahara this makes so much more sense).

Number two: I would never, ever, ever again attempt to go from the Sahara Desert to Chefchaouen in ONE DAY. It took 18 hours. The actual worst travelling experience I have yet had! But if I had more time (and followed my original plan) I would stop at Fez before going to the blue city.

Highlights are without a doubt the incredible blue city of Chefchaouen (Sorry Jodhpur you have serious competition!), the impressive Sahara Desert and the seaside town of Essaouira. So much love for these lovely, enchanting and beautiful places!

All these photographs were taken on my lovely travel camera, the Nikon f100, and shot on Kodak Portra. All scanned & developed by Carmencita Film Lab.

Diptych of Morocco Guide book and Peach RosesMarakesh buildings in MoroccoDiptych of Morocco Mint Tea and roof topsDiptych of Morocco detailed doorway and plantMinaret in MarrakeshDiptych of Morocco colourful tilesSilhouette doorway in Ben Youssef Madrasa, Marrakesh, MoroccoDiptych of bowls and lanterns sold in the souks of MarrakeshView of the El Badi Palace, Marrakesh, MoroccoDiptych of El Badi Palace tiles and walkwaysViews of Marrakesh city from the top of El Badi Palace, MoroccoColourful Moroccan bowls for sale in the Marrakesh SouksJemaa el Fna at sunset as the market starts to get busier in MarrakeshDiptych of Jemaa el Fna at night and sign directing to the medinaDiptych of the stalls and street foor at the Jemaa el Fna night marketDiptych of the Marrakesh souks Diptych of orange trees and empty streets in Marrakesh, MoroccoBunting on the streets of MarrakeshDiptych of grapes sold on the streets of Marrakesh and El Badi Palace basementDiptych of the fishing port in Essaouira, of fish and blue fishing boats.Blue fishing boats at sunset in EssaouiraDiptych of Essaouira old city walls and the details of a traditional fishing boatBuilding of Essaouira with blue shuttersFishing man holding his nets in MoroccoEssaouira buildngs in the old townDiptych in Essaouira of seashell and white and blue RiadEssaouira sunsetDiptych of kitten and plants in MoroccoDiptych of map planning and the view in MoroccoBarren land in MarrakeshKsar of Ait-Ben-HaddouAtlas mountains diytych of small organse juice shack and palm treesAtlast Mountains, Morocco Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, images of the paintings and paintMen trekking with camels by Ksar of Ait-Ben-HaddouWool weaving for making carpets in MoroccoDiptych of camels in the Sahara Desert and a camel made from leafsTrees in the Sahara DesertSahara Desert and dawnDiptych of the a street scene in Morooco and green treeKebabs in Morocco - street food.Traditional carpet in Morocco in detailsThe blue city of Chefchaouen. Diptych of artwort and streetsViews of Chefchaouen through a windowLandscape of ChefchaouenChefchaouen the Blue City. Diptych of colouful powder and housesThe Blue City of ChefchaouenDoorways and details of ChefchaouenChefchaouen City ViewRabat City WallsRabat beach images, of Rabat Beach Shack, postcards and the beachRabat white rooftops at sunsetRabat rooftop