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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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…