I’m still kind of shocked at myself for not posting anything on either this or my work blog about my trip to Morocco (it was in November!) and I really realized this was ridiculous when I had the pleasure of sitting next to a new Moroccan friend on my bus trip up to New York. As he and I discussed our love for Essaouria, I wanted to go back and look through all of my pictures again and relive my trip. And today I was listening to the audio clips I took in Djemmaa el Fna, Marrakech’s main square, wanting to drop everything and head back.
Perhaps it was the simple need for a bit of privacy, as I was starting to feel like every step I took became a blog post. But I realize that means I’m keeping a lot of really great stuff all to myself. So I swear I’ll get some of the posts and videos I’ve started up at Intelligent Travel soon, and in the meantime, here are some photos of lovely Essaouria.
|Blue is the color of this city. All of the boats and doors are in varying shades.|
|Beneath our fish lunch, one of the country’s many stray cats enjoyed his own.|
|There are entire books of photos devoted to the doors of this city, I’m sure.|
|This little guy was bawling when we saw him in the street.|
|One of the woodworkers who carved the thulia wood, traditional to the region.|
|The wall that surrounds the city can be a bit desolate in places.|
|A scene from our cooking class at l’Altier Madada.|