9 February 2018

Moroccan Adventures

Monday the 1st of January 2018. As if the date wasn’t already satisfying enough to start the new year, I spent my first day of 2018 on the continent of Africa! The perfect place to explore, learn about traditions/cultures, and practice my photography. After a jam-packed few days of ‘adventuring’, I thought I would share with you my top 5 must-see sights.

You can’t go on holiday without having a little wander on the first day, right? A 45-minute walk to Menara Mall was the perfect way to explore the city of Marrakech whilst capturing some beautiful photos along the way. If you’re also not staying too far from the mall, I totally recommend you do the same. Grab a horse and carriage on the way back when you’re too tired to walk and you’ll be sorted! Definitely visit the Souq in Menara Mall, but I would save your money to spend in Jemma El Fnaa; the more traditional bazaar/marketplace.

Hiring a minivan and escaping the city of Marrakech towards the Atlas mountains was one of the highlights of the trip. A long road trip through Setti Fatma and Ourika Valley with pit stops to enjoy breathtaking views and learn about traditions like the production of argan oil! We stopped off at the most beautiful palace-like restaurant on the way back for dinner and again, the views from here were simply gorgeous!

Le Jardins Majorelle is probably one of the more well-known places in Marrakech: the place where Yves Saint Laurent’s ashes have been scattered. Photos simply don’t do the botanical garden enough justice - with its collection of plants from all over the world and bright, bold colours, it’s the place to take your camera out!

Last but not least, a visit to the Menara Mall fountains in the evening is essential! A stunning display of vivid, coloured lights accompanied with music that is sure to not disappoint, even if you’ve seen the Dubai fountains!

Have you ever been to Morocco?