The colourful streets of Chefchaouen, the Blue City in the Rif Mountains of northern Morocco in North Africa on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Morocco 048

Chefchaouen; Exploring the Blue City of Morocco

The taxi driver dropped me and my luggage at a low blue coloured archway, and gestured dismissively, “it’s up there”, this was as far as my fare took me, welcome to Chefchaouen. Dragging a heavy bag over the rough cobbles of the narrow alley, smiling slightly ridiculously at the storekeepers and children who crossed my path as the hill steepened, …

One of Chefchaouens cats; a kitten of the Blue city sleeps in a disused pizza delivery box in the streets of the Moroccan city, North Africa on Mallory on Travel adventure travel, photography, travel Iain Mallory_Morocco 081

Postcards of the Chefchaouen Cats

It may seem slightly strange that the first post from Chefchaouen, the beautiful “Blue City” of Morocco should be about cats. However, it’s also the first post of the new year, so it seems smart it should be a ‘feel good’ post and what could be better than Chefchaouen cats; cute kitties from the blue streets. Read about Moroccan medinas …

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 …