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October 25, 2013
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I’ve finally managed to look through the 1700 pictures, which I took in Morocco. And I’m down to having only 600 left.

Photos are the some of the best things in the world. As I once heard someone say: “Photography is the best remedy for bad memory”. True, true.

As I sad and looked through all of the pictures I really began missing Morocco. It is such a wonderful country with such hospitable people. Everywhere we went the local people asked us where we were from, wanted to talk to us and even let us into their houses for tea sometimes.

Not only the Moroccan people are amazing – so is the nature. Morocco has everything – costs with beaches and harbors, the high Atlas Mountains and the dry Sahara Dessert in the south. We went to Casablanca, Imlil Valley in The Atlas Mountains, Ouarzazate in the North Sahara Dessert and lastly the incredibly city Marrakech.

Only one thing about Morocco; the food isn’t amazing. Well, you can buy some good bread and they have the most amazing dried fruits and nuts, but in all of the restaurants (and I’m not exaggerating) had the same two things on the menu: the Moroccan national dish “tajine” and kabobs. That’s it. I’ve been living on grilled chicken. But it tastes okay though.

I’ve picked out a few of the photos from the trip. Here are those from Cassablanca and Imlil. Enjoy!

Morocco – what a wonderful country…

Cassablanca:

My trip to Morocco - Cassablanca

My trip to Morocco - Cassablanca

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My trip to Morocco - Cassablanca

My trip to Morocco - Cassablanca

My trip to Morocco - Cassablanca

Cassablanca –  You can buy anything at the market; hens, spices, bread, coal, hay, fruits, vegetables… – At the harbour is all kinds of fish being sold.

Moskée Hassan II, Cassablanca:

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An enormous, incredibly beautiful Mosque.

Imlil Valley, where we lived:

My trip to Morocco - Imlil Valley My trip to Morocco - Imlil Valley

We stayed at a local family, who were so kind. And the house was very Moroccan.

Imlil Valley, hiking:

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Goats and sheep walk around alone and return all by themselves in the evening.

Buying Moroccan cookies in the berber village:

My trip to Morocco - Moroccan Cookies

There are  a lot of co-operatives founded by women in the village. In Imlil there was the cutest little bakery situated under the mosque in one of villages in the valley. Yum!

4 responses to “Morocco vol. 1 – Cassablanca & The Atlas Mountains”

  1. caileejoy says:

    Wow!! Looks like a fun time!!! All of the pictures look amazing! And those cookies look really tasty :) Glad you had fun with your family!

  2. […] sheep. Pretty macabre with the blood in the streets, but never the less very interesting. As I told in my previous post about Morocco the people are incredibly hospitable. We were invited into 3 homes for cookies and tea. My dad and […]

  3. Breath taking!!! I didn’t know they had the same dishes at every restaurant. Did you go to spots where the villagers go to get different dishes?

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