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  • Moroccan olives from a cart in Djemaa El Fna | Marrakech, Morocco
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    Eating Through Morocco

    Summing up Moroccan food in one word is easy: COMPLEX. While Moroccan dishes may seem as simple as meat and vegetables, the detail hides in the flavor. Layered mosaics of exotic spices…

  • Blue door and a bike | Essaouira, Morocco
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    Essaouira in Blue

    I had always imagined Morocco as a high-energy place painted in desert-like warm colors. The pinks and peaches of the Marrakech medina, the deep golden yellows of the Sahara, the rainbow hues…

  • Golden hour fortress walls | Essaouira, Morocco
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    Photo Inspiration: Essaouira, Morocco

    The seaside city of Essaouira is a complete departure from the constant hum of Marrakech. Wandering the medina can be lonely at times.  The soundtrack of the square is simply the crash…

  • Motorbike parking in the medina | Marrakech, Morocco
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    Scenes from Marrakech

    If you only see one place in Morocco, make it Marrakech. Between the history, the colors, and the style, it is exactly what you’d hope for in a Moroccan experience. The chaos…

  • Kasbah Mosque | Marrakech, Morocco
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    A Marrakech Walking Tour

    I really enjoyed my time in Marrakech. And no, I did not spend the *entire* trip lost in the souks hunting for scarves. (Though I may have brought home a couple to…

  • Bright blue bags of spices | Marrakech, Morocco
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    A Guide to the Marrakech Souk

    Walking through the labyrinthine alleys of the Marrakech souks is a quintessential Moroccan experience. Piles of spices, olives, and dried fruits are arranged artfully in bags and bowls. Brilliantly colored slippers and…

  • Ice plant creeping over blue tile at the Saadian Tombs | Marrakech, Morocco
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    Visiting the Saadian Tombs

    The colorful tiles, intricate carvings, and exotic archways of the Saadian Tombs in Marrakech are exactly what I was hoping for when I booked my trip to Morocco. Every surface around every…

  • Overlooking Jemaa El Fna | Marrakech, Morocco
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    Djemaa El Fna – The Heart of Marrakech

    If there is one place to go in Marrakech to get a feel for its culture, history, and pace, it would be Djemaa El Fna. Djemaa El Fna (or Jemaa El Fna)…

  • Medina alleyway | Marrakech, Morocco
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    First Impressions of Morocco

    My first step off the number 19 bus at Place de Foucauld in Marrakech was into unknown chaos. With my backpack on my back, I felt weighed down amongst the the crowds…