While living in Paris last year, I went to Morocco with my family when they came to visit me between semesters. I’m definitely going back to Morocco as soon as I can. It’s a beautiful city with beautiful people. They’re so welcoming – and it’s not fake. They are genuinely interested in you and where you come from. They love to show you what their daily life is like. They love to take you away from the touristy stuff and invite you into their homes for mint tea and biscuits. They treat you as a good friend, and those are the kind of people you want to meet while traveling.
Everywhere you turn there’s an amazing opportunity for another beautiful photo.
It’s so incredibly easy to get lost in the maze of narrow winding streets that are the back alleys of Marrakech, but it’s cool because it kind of makes you feel like an explorer. I suggest dedicating an entire day to exploring the back streets (although you won’t have even scratched the surface after one day). Don’t forget the essentials – comfortable shoes, a bottle of water, and most importantly, your camera.
The building in which we stayed was absolutely gorgeous and we were treated like royalty. This was clearly a place where tourists stayed, but it was amazing nonetheless.
I really enjoyed photographing this city because it’s full of color. Quite different from the Parisian winter I had left behind.
Rooftop café with my beautiful mother.
A visit to the Ben Youssef Medersa Islamic College.
This mosque is exclusively reserved for the muslim religious practice. (Private) Thank you.
The orange pressée is beyond delicious. Regular (American) orange juice didn’t cut it before, and now it definitely doesn’t.
Yes, those are mountains in the background!
This shot of the two boys on the rooftop is one of my favorite shots from this trip.
We were on a mission to buy one of these gorgeous handmade rugs, but got side-tracked. The lovely woman gave us a free lesson on how she makes them. Very complicated. Props to her for doing that all day every day.
Leaving early in the morning to catch our flight back to Paris.
Morocco was very good to us.