Morocco is exactly what I had pictured in my head: dry, brown, desert, tents, buildings made of clay, towns with narrow alleyways, crowded, shops, shops, shops.  I’ve gotten “lost” in every medina I have entered, but it’s okay because there are exits everywhere.  When I see something I like in a shop I get it right then because I know I will never find that shop again.  The Sahara Desert was vast, and very hot.  I think the image of the Sahara was romanticized too much in films but they never mentioned all the camel poop everywhere…and I mean everywhere!  Essaouira turned out to be my favorite.  It is by the coast, which means cooler temperature and all the fresh fish I want.  There’s also a bit of a bohemian atmosphere with many artists displaying their works.  Out of all the places I have visited in this country, the culture here in Essaouira is a little more relaxed making it easier for one (especially a woman) to travel.

Sahara Desert, Merzouga
Sahara Desert, Merzouga
Camel trek in the Sahara Desert
Camel trek in the Sahara Desert
sunrise over the Sahara Desert: it's not obvious here, but I am sitting on top of a very tall sand dune.
sunrise over the Sahara Desert: it’s not obvious here, but I am sitting on top of a very tall sand dune.
mint tea ceremony, Todra Gorge
mint tea ceremony, Todra Gorge
Rose Valley
Rose Valley
the Kasbahs of Imlil
the Kasbahs of Imlil
in Fez medina
in Fez medina
colorful tiles inside a mosque, Fez
colorful tiles inside a mosque, Fez
inside Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca
inside Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca
Fez spice market
Fez spice market
in Fez medina
in Fez medina
tannery in Fez
tannery in Fez
Marrakech
Marrakech
Marrakech medina
Marrakech medina
Berber music
Berber music
Berber music
Berber music
Volubilis
Volubilis
Triumphal Arch, Volubilis
Triumphal Arch, Volubilis
Essaouira medina
Essaouira medina
port of Essaouira
port of Essaouira
fish market in Essaouira
fish market in Essaouira

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