Postcard from Marrakech; Favourite Destinations Photo Series

This might seem to be a surprising choice of image to represent the bustling Moroccan city of Marrakech. Maybe an image of the amazing Djemaa el Fna square, perhaps a colourful fabric or spice stall from the surrounding souks may seem more appropriate. These seem to be the foundations of the North African culture, hives of frenetic activity and tourism, …

The Joy of Souks

Browsing souqs (souks) whether in Morocco, Egypt or in Oman is always a fascinating experience. They are entirely different from western markets, hives of activity where haggling is usually not only encouraged but expected. Often bustling, especially in popular tourist destinations where visiting a souq is one of the one of the highlights of the trip. Alien experiences which allow …

Postcard from Essaouira, a Moroccan fish market

The fish market in the Moroccan city of Essaouira, is an alien place to most westerners and probably a place that many would not dream of buying anything from especially food for their own table. There is little doubt that it is unlikely the market has ever seen a visit from an Environmental Health Officer, it is an extremely grubby …

Postcard from the Moroccan 3 Amigos, Essaouira

I met these three guys outside an orphanage in Essaouira where a fundraising auction was being held. Seeing some of the young children was really heartwarming and it was great seeing the community get behind the project, buying various pieces of art. These guys were sitting outside on arrival, their colourful costumes immediately attracted my eye but their smiles when …