Visual Adventure: Morocco

Nellie Huang October 2, 2013 3

From its souks to deserts, Morocco is a country that impresses even the most hardened traveler. With so much diversity packed into a relatively small size, it’s easy to traverse Morocco’s varied landscapes within a short span of time. Wander through the labyrinths of ancient Fez, explore the Sahara Desert on camelback, or hike the Atlas Mountains for a different experience — there’s so much to do here that you’ll need a lifetime to see it all.

Let’s not forget about the rich culture and cuisine that can be unraveled through its stunning mosques, intriguing tanneries, ancient ruins, spice markets and bustling food bazaars. I’ve visited Morocco three times and I continue to discover new places and new secrets. And I know I’ll never stop going back.

Here’s a look at the many different facets of Morocco:

Bustling Djemma el Fna in Marrakech by night

Bustling Djemma el Fna in Marrakech by night

At Djemma el Fna in Marrakech, a vendor sells snails in the open air market

At Djemma el Fna in Marrakech, a vendor sells snails in the open air market

Colorful spices piled up into heaps

Colorful spices piled up into heaps

Food galore with dried fruit and olives stacked up in a market in Fez

Food galore with dried fruit and olives stacked up in a market in Fez

Arabic carvings in a mosque in Meknes

Arabic carvings in a mosque in Meknes

Ornate wall carvings in the Royal Palace of Fez

Ornate wall carvings in the Royal Palace of Fez

A traditional tangine (claypot) dish

A traditional tangine (claypot) dish

Arabic tea can be found everywhere in Morocco

Arabic tea can be found everywhere in Morocco

The Roman ruins of Volubilis

The Roman ruins of Volubilis

Blue and white are the common colors in the coastal town of Asilah

Blue and white are the common colors in the coastal town of Asilah

The city of Fez as seen from above

The city of Fez as seen from above

3 Comments »

  1. Joanne Joseph October 2, 2013 at 11:28 am - Reply

    I have barely scratched the surface of Morocco with a day trip to Tangier. The piles of olives and spices in the marketplace captured my attention. I enjoyed seeing your photographs and hope to be able to return some day for a much longer visit.

  2. Ryan October 10, 2013 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos. Love the colors of the spices. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Cindy December 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm - Reply

    My friend’s daughter is going to study for a semester in Morocco? Any tips suggestions? Cautions?

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