Magical Morocco- Through the Lens of Travel Bloggers
Jemaa el-Fnaa Market photo by
Jemaa el-Fnaa Market photo by
We asked 10 Travel Bloggers to share a special moment they captured while traveling through Morocco. Click through to see what inspired these bloggers on their recent trips through this magical country.
“When the dusk comes the Jemaa el-Fnaa market square fills with a multitude of food stalls. In this photo a snail vendor is serving his customers. Marrakesh, Morocco.”- Ivana and Gianni are a digital nomad couple who broke their old habits to live a new, healthy lifestyle on the road. Follow along on their blog, Facebook Fan Page and Twitter.
Moroccan Boys- Photo by MeganOTravels
‘I was wandering through the blue medina in Chefchaouen and spotted two young boys walking together, one with his arm around the other. It was such a sweet sight and I knew I had to get a photo of it. When they rounded a corner and started to climb some stairs, I knew that was going to shot I’d hoped for.’ – Megan Smith. To see more photos from Megan’s trip to Morocco, you can follow her blog, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram.
Climbing Mount Jbel Toubkal in Morocco- Photo by Freya Renders
Climbing Mount Jbel Toubkal in Morocco: “When you think about Morocco, you think about desert excursions, beautiful beaches, souks … but I’m sure you will not automatically think high mountains and snow. We climbed Mount Jbel Toubkal in Morocco, the highest mountain of North Africa, last March. It was a unique and unforgettable experience although due to extreme weather we were not able to make it to the top, maybe one day …”– Freya Renders from the travel blog Holiday Nomad . You can also follow along on her Facebook Fan Page.
Sunset in the Sahara Desert photo by Sharon Gourlay
“My most memorable moment in Morocco was watching the sunset in the famous Sahara Desert. I felt like I was in a movie as I walked through this sandy desert that looked exactly how I imagined. It was surreal sitting back watching the sunset over the desert with camels in the distance.”– Sharon Gourlay. See more of her travels on her blog, Where’s Sharon and on her Facebook page.
Chellah in Rabat photo by Noel Morata
“Exploring the ruins at the Chellah in Rabat was an adventure and fun experience, far removed from the busy tourist scene of popular tourist destinations in Rabat, Marrakesh, Fes or any of the major destinations around the country. With no tour groups, guided tours and minimal signage, it’s up to the individual to get lost in the ruins and easily use ones imagination about this huge architectural site. I went at a magical timeframe late in the afternoon when everything glowed in warm tones, the Jacarandas with their massive purple bloom on every tree and it seemed like every ruin housed a huge nest of cranes. The roman ruins and necropolis merged easily into opened walls and cracks of the medieval ruins of the Chellah containing the monasteries, tombs and mosques not easily identified except for a small map guide that pointed out the main sites. It’s an easy way to spend a few hours or even afternoon from the hustle and bustle of the city center and the crowded venues of Rabat.”– Noel Morata.
Noel loves to share his travel experiences, photography tips, and local food experiences and understanding local cultures and history on his site at Travel Photo Discovery. Connect with Noel on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to follow along with his fun adventures.
Drinking Mint Tea in the High Atlas Mountains- Photo by Monica Stott
“This picture was taken after a long hike to a tiny village in the High Atlas Mountains. It was early November so we were lucky enough to see colourful autumnal leaves on the way up and were then greeted with the first snow of the season at the top. It was the perfect scenery to sip sweet mint tea and take in the incredible view.”– Monica Stott from The Travel Hack. Follow along on her Facebook Fan page for more updates!
Favorite Moroccan Experience- Photo by Ashley Chalmers
“We opted to do a 3-day, 2-night excursion through the Atlas Mountains and out into the Erg Chebbi dunes in the Sahara–by camel, of course. There was a bit of an English barrier with our guide, and we ended up ready to head back to town at 5 AM (about an hour before we actually were scheduled to leave.) Despite my lifelong aversion to early mornings, it wasn’t all bad. It gave us just enough time to stand alone under more stars than I’ve ever seen in my life, and watch as the camels stretched and yawned in preparation for our sunrise ride.”– Ashley Chalmers. Follow her blog and on her Facebook Fan page.
Fresh off a five month RTW adventure with her husband, Ashley is the redheaded half of the Lazy Travelers. Now living in the French countryside, she’s currently subsisting solely on cheese, wine, and baguettes (and maybe missing her best friend & co-blogger back in New York, just a teensy bit).
Gorges du Dades photo by Teresa Keane
“The most memorable and, thus, my favourite experience in Morocco was when I stayed at Gorges du Dades. On the day my friend and I arrived, a local guide took us up a hill next to where we were staying. This is where we met a nomadic Berber family, which was completely unexpected.
The family was very warm and welcoming and invited us into their cave. They were the first family out of 500 to make the 2 week trek from the Sahara (husband, wife, wife’s sister, two children, sheep, goats, dog, and donkey). The cave was small and the ground was covered with rugs. There was a rug rolled up on one side of the cave and as the woman pulled it back, I saw her newborn baby laying there. It was so cute and seemed very content. It was so interesting to be with true nomadic people and gain an insight into their lives as well as experience their hospitality.”– Teresa Keane. Follow along on her adventures at her blog, Independent Travel Help and on her Facebook Page.
glamping adventure at La Pause eco-resort Photo by Jen Pollack Bianco
“Escape the chaos of Marrakech for a day and head to the nearby Agafay Desert for a glamping adventure at La Pause eco-resort. There you can ride a camel and visit a Berber village. Stay for a relaxing farm-to-tent lunch featuring produce grown on on the property and local wine, all served under a nomadic chic tent. Stay overnight if you want to see the stars.”– Jen Pollack Bianco from My Life’s a Trip.
Sunrise in Fez photo by Jennifer Cooper
“Sunrise taken on our hotel rooftop in Fez. Jen & Ben travelled to Morrocco as part of a 2 week road trip around this wonderful country.”– Jennifer Cooper. Follow along on her adventures on her blog and her Facebook Fan Page.
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