Moroccan Snapshots

8 May

A few weeks ago I went on a beautiful 4 day Moroccan adventure with my mother and step-father.  It was so much fun to take them to one of my favourite places on earth and show them how much the country has to offer everyone who visits.

And I have to admit that they were some of the most gracious, enthusiastic and laid-back travel companions I’ve ever had.

The food, the countryside, the people, the culture, the weather, the cities…we saw and did so much in such a short time and it was absolutely lovely.

Here are a few of my favourite images from our time in the Moroccan mountains…

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Small colourful shops at the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.2015morooco1

This woman makes the most delicious bread known to mankind.

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Typical Moroccan decor.  Simple but colourful and warm.

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The perfect spot for lunch with views on the mountains, a lush green oasis and blooming bougainvillaea in every colour.

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The oasis of Flint, Morocco.2015morooco3

A visit to a typical weekly market near Ouarzazate,  This truck full of oranges was amazing.  So was the truck full of peas a little further down.

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Jazz hands.  Cactus style.2015morocco1

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My mother and I hiked up a steep mountain to get to this abandoned kasbah.  It was physically hard for her but she trudged through it and really pushed herself. I was so proud of her for persevering through the fatigue and pain and reaching the top. And I’m pretty sure she was tempted to push me down the mountain more than several times (I’ll admit it, I have a slight Drill Sergeant style while motivating people to push through pain).

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9 Responses to “Moroccan Snapshots”

  1. Nancy May 11, 2015 at 09:51 #

    Wonderful pictures! ♥

  2. Kanchan Singh May 11, 2015 at 11:18 #

    J’adore your photos! Naina and I going to the mountains next Sunday…..you will see lots of photos ( none as sublime as yours) from me! K

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  3. grammao May 11, 2015 at 13:12 #

    I learned firsthand what I thought I had taught her – you can do it . And the reward? Pride in myself, the most amazing adventure and special time with my fabulous daughter. Mind you, the 80 yr old Shepard skipping up the hill while I struggled reminded me to be humble.

  4. Judith May 14, 2015 at 01:35 #

    OH MY!!!!!! We should just book Blago tickets here!!! Did you notice any safety measures/incidents?

    • Jillian In Italy May 15, 2015 at 07:50 #

      This was where I wanted to take you all! I know you would love it. And no, we didn’t notice any safety measures/incidents in the mountains. People are so kind, open and friendly there. One day Blagorocco will happen…

    • élise* May 17, 2015 at 21:56 #

      let’s go!!!!! I’m not pregnant anymore! I can moooooove

  5. beauty! i don’t know if it’s the photography, or the place . . . must be both 😉

  6. Yvonne June 5, 2015 at 16:49 #

    Oh Morocco. Definitly on my must list! Ever since I returned from China last week it feels like: What comes next?

  7. annieparis October 8, 2015 at 22:27 #

    Hi I just saw a link to you on FB , so I thought I would come and say Hello. I adore Italy . I have family in three different areas. Grado , Verona and near Monza. I have been to Lake Como twice , once we stayed in Argegno and then Lecco. Used the ferry to other places. I just had a look at your blog and instagram too.

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