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Morocco - Beyond the mint tea

Marrakesh, Essaouira, Agadir, Immouzzer, Atlas mountains and other dusty places.

  • Yalla yalla

    We repacked our backpacks and went to Marrakesh. The traffic was insane and I enjoyed it a lot.

    Avenue Mohammed V, Marrakesh

  • Needle of faith

    If the constant noise from the lively square wasn't enough for you, the place is surrounded by three minarets shouting calls to prayer.

    Djemaa el Fna, Marrakesh

  • Godzilla sighted

    In the eye of the storm. The traffic in this town was really insane.

    Reine in Marrakesh

  • All along the watchtower

    Koutoubia is the largest mosque in Marrakesh, completed in the 12th century. The model has inspired lots of other mosques and buildings.

    Koutoubia, Marrakesh

  • Dining under the stars

    Originally a place where they placed chopped-off heads to scare the crowds, this is the main square of Marrakesh occupied by snake charmers, food stalls and all sorts of strange people from dusk till dawn.

    Djemaa el Fna, Marrakesh

  • Dining under the stars

    No living thing escapes the clay pots. Have you got the stomage for trying the mystery dishes?

    Food stands at Djemaa el Fna, Marrakesh

  • Dining under the stars

    Originally a place where they placed chopped-off heads to scare the crowds, this is the main square of Marrakesh occupied by snake charmers, food stalls and all sorts of strange people from dusk till dawn.

    Djemaa el Fna, Marrakesh

  • Dining under the stars

    You would call me Gyllenhaal-wannabe if you knew even half of the story.

    Reine looking out over Djemaa el Fna, Marrakesh

  • Dining under the stars

    No living thing escapes the clay pots. Have you got the stomage for trying the mystery dishes?

    Food stands at Djemaa el Fna, Marrakesh

  • A thousand Arabian nights

    We found a lovely riad in the medina. The interior garden with fountain provided a retreat from the busy streets outside.

    Staying at Riad Lakhdar

  • A thousand Arabian nights

    We decided to check out another riad which sounded cool, but after getting lost for hours beyond Bab Doukala we almost gave up. Fortunately a bunch of children happily showed us the way into the labyrinth until we arrived at this anonymous door...

    Riad Nejma Lounge, Marrakesh

  • A thousand Arabian nights

    ...which hid a very luxury riad indeed!

    Riad Nejma Lounge, Marrakesh

  • A sip of Arabian coffee

    Having breakfast in Marrakesh

  • Not upstairs at Eric's

    Life is good.

    Reine in Marrakesh

  • Lullaby for the Atlantic ocean

    This town is horrible in a lot of ways, but the beach is nice.

    The beach in Agadir

  • Arabian baywatch

    Keeping a close eye on the tides.

    On the beach in Agadir

  • The shape of things to come

    A terrible earthquake hit Agadir in 1960, killing a third of the city's population. The city was rebuilt a few kilometers to the south of the old town, leaving it an area where construction is forbidden until 2010.

    Sunset from the Kasbah in Agadir

  • Desert rose

    There is a large text on the Kasbah mountain. We had several looney ideas until someone told us that it said "God, king, country".

    On the beach in Agadir

  • Crossroads

    We're not in Kansas anymore.

    Marrakesh

  • Shadows moving in the light

    The medina of Essaouira resembles an 18th century fortified European town. Many people have been inspired by the magic light of Essaouira including Orson Welles and Jimi Hendrix.

    Ave Zerktouni, Essaouira

  • Castles made of sand

    The medina of Essaouira resembles an 18th century fortified European town. Many people have been inspired by the magic light of Essaouira including Orson Welles and Jimi Hendrix.

    Skala du Port, Essaouira

  • For the birds

    Skala du Port, Essaouira

  • Spice up your life

    Essaouira

  • Travel light

    Just one more. I double-dare you.

    Small town

  • Travel light

    Just one more. I double-dare you.

    Small town

  • Servant of the secret fire

    We found Gandalf the Green!

    Small town

  • Sandy road

    Atlas mountains

  • Tranquility

    Berber village in Atlas mountains

  • The man and his argan tree

    Life in the shade.

    Atlas mountains

  • Sandy road

    Atlas mountains

  • Mortgage manor

    Atlas mountains

  • Snow in the desert

    Atlas mountains

  • I see you

    Reine the Hut somewhere in Agadir