The second and last post about our amazing trip to Morocco.
The first pictures are from our time in Oazazate – a city in the North Sahara Dessert. Here a lot of famous movies are shot (e.g. Babel, Asterix and Jewel of the Nile). We were in Ouqzazate on the big Eid. The biggest of all holidays in Islam. The holiday has a lot of traditions – among other things slaughtering your own 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 I spend like 1 hour sitting in the nice living room in one of the homes talking with the father. Very exiting!
Marrakech is one of the most amazing cities in the world. Being there is like walking around in a fairy tale like 1001 Nights. There are snake tamers, camels, hanna artists, donkeys, street traders, colors, music and the smell of spices everywhere. Only thing missing is the flying carpets (;
Oh, and then there’s the enormous Medina, where you can buy anything; carpets, Moroccan pillows, spices, chicken (which are still alive), bags, jewelry, lamps (unfortunately none with a magic spirit inside), clothes, candles, leather… you name it. And it is very cheep. Wonderful.
The film studios
Experiencing the Eid Fest
We visited another amazing town, which has also been used for a couple of movies. Very pretty and authentic:
A few photos from Marrakech:
The houses are all decorated with a ton of mosaics. Gorgeous!
The Yves Saint Laurant Garden. Marrakech is known for it’s many “secret” gardens. So beautiful!
And we are going home again ):