Morocco is an amazing country, full of bright colours, delicious flavours and interesting smells. Fresh fruit piled high in market stalls, an artfully arranged meal cooked in a tagine, the odour of the tanning pits in Fez… perhaps that last one isn’t quite as much of a drawcard as the rest!
Our nine days in Morocco last year were amazing: we flew into Marrakesh and headed straight to the beach town of Essaouira for two days of sun and relaxation, then returned to Marrakesh for an evening of exploration.
Our two-night desert trip started the next day; we celebrated Christmas night in the freezing desert with 30 or so new friends and marvelled at the clear night sky.
Finally, we headed north to Fez and finally to Chefchaouen: see for yourself with these Instagram photos.
During our desert trip in Morocco, we stopped in a Berber village for a tour, during which we learned all about dates and also about hand-made rugs. Of course it was an opportunity for them to sell their rugs (and two members of our mini-bus group made purchases) but it was also fascinating and very colourful. #latergram
We spent Christmas Day in the desert in Morocco — no wifi or phone coverage there so this photo's a little late! It was freezing but we were so far from any towns and their light pollution that the stars were amazing. Two local guides played the drums by the tiny fire and we stayed up late chatting with the other people staying at the camp.
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