Essaouira, Morocco

Essauoira was by far my favourite town in Morocco. Being our final stop on tour, I was rather exhausted, but felt somehow refreshed once I stepped out of the bus and began exploring the town. I’m not sure if it was the fresh sea air, the relax bohemian atmosphere, the beautiful architecture or the endless array of seafood in this quaint fishing town, or a combination of everything which made me fall in love with this seaside port on the Atlantic coast of Morocco. I you do every visit Morocco, don’t miss out on making a quick trip to Essaouria (only a few hours bus trip from Marrakech). It vastly different from the rest of the country – in both scenery and atmosphere. And I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
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Tordra Gorge, Dandes Valley & Ait Benhaddou, Morocco

 

After a magical night spent in the Erg Chebbi (in the Moroccan Sahara), we spent a few days exploring the Tordra Gorge, Dandes Valley and Ait Benhaddou. The landscapes were ever changing in this part of Morocco – from arid dessertlands to fertile and green valleys.

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Midelt, Morocco

 

We spent a day driving through the rural areas of western Morocco. Seeing these barren landscapes, farming communities and apple orchards of Midelt. It was a nice change from the frantic cities of Casablanca and Fez – the air was fresher, the people friendlier and the atmosphere was much more relaxed. And some of the landscapes were spectacular.
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Casablanca, Meknes & Fez, Morocco

I’ve just arrived in Jordan for a three week trip through Jordan, Turkey and Israel. A close friend of mine is having his wedding in Tel Aviv in October, so I thought I might squeeze in a few weeks of travelling through the Middle East.
Keeping with the theme, I still haven’t had a chance to post my photos from my trip to Morocco last September. So I’m hoping to get these pics finally posted, before I start with this year’s trip.
I travelled through Morocco last year with Gecko’s Adventures for two weeks. I had always wanted to visit Morocco and was so glad to finally have a chance to travel through these amazing country. I had done a lot of travel through Europe and South America previously, so going to an Islamic country was a bit of an eye opening, but as the photos can attest, it was spectacular.
To follow are photos from Midelt, the Sahara, Tordra Gorge, Ait Benhaddou, Marakech and finally my favourite, Essaouria.

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