Wednesday, February 16, 2011

12 days of Morocco (part IV) - The Atlantic Coast

A small town Taghazout is famous as a surfing spot and it is located near 20km north of Agadir

Kids were waiting for the fisherman to return from the sea

Beach soccer at sunset


Beach soccer in Essaouira

The whole beach in Essaouira was full of people in the evening

Monday, February 14, 2011

12 days of Morocco (Part III) - The Atlas Mountains and Erg Chebbi Dunes

 We took a trip from Marrakesh over the Atlas plateau to Merzouga and Erg Chebbi sand dunes

 Landscape over the Atlas plateau

Ait Benhaddou, a fortified town, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech

View from the fortress

Children were waiting by the road to get some money or other gifts

An unknown settlement along a river oasis

In Merzouga, we jumped on dromedaries and took a ride to the camping site in the middle of the sand dunes where we spent the night

Sunday, February 13, 2011

12 days of Morocco (Part II) - Marakesh

View towards the Koutoubia mosque

Men with snakes on the Djemaa el Fna square ...

... shooted from a "safe" distance to avoid paying the contribution for photoshooting :)

Tourist market in Marrakesh's labyrinths ...

... with plenty of colorful carpets

The local market

 People of Marakesh

Djemaa el Fna Square viewed from a terrace of a nearby restaurant

Marzipan sweets:)

 Each food stall has its own PR guy who invites (force) guests to the table

Dried fruits: almonds, figs, dates, ...

12 days of Morocco (Part I) - Casablanca

A fancy restaurant in Casablanca, our first meal in Morocco after the arrival

Everyday life in Medina (the old town centre)

Hidden streets

The Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in the country and the fifth largest mosque in the world

The Atlantic Coast

Modern Casablanca

 Cleanliness in the Medina:)