Watching the sunset from the rooftop of one of Marrakech’s cafes, I happen to catch sun trapped inside the unlit light. It was an interesting moment, where the spirals that would soon become the source of light are at their darkest, and the sun struggles […]
We were served the traditional mint tea and cookies as we waited in the sitting room of our riad for the check in process to finish. I loved this intricate tea set, along with the handkerchief, napkins, and plates. It wasn’t a matching set, and […]
Met this at the beginning of the year at the Photography Museum in Marrakech. He/She definitely owned the place, and particularly liked his resting spot right on top of the keyboard in front of the computer people used to look up info. Here’s to you, […]
The Ben Youssef Madrassa was one of the largest Islamic colleges in Northern Africa. It’s shaped like a hallow rectangle, with 130 student dormitory cells surrounding a large courtyard. The courtyard is spacious, with beautiful blue skies above, the absolution pool in the middle, and […]
Morocco actually has quite a bit of street art. Most of them seem pretty amateur, just your usual tagging and such. I love the simplicity of this one though, with the peeling wall adding some texture to the overall composition while the pink balloon jumps […]
The very fashionable Berber merchant we met in the Blue City, who warned us about the overzealous merchants in the rest of Morocco, and told us his secret to getting through all the boring days of shopkeeping is smoking his worries away.
I don’t usually explore cities at night. It’s an unfortunate necessity of traveling alone as a woman. For the most part I’m happy with that arrangement, as I don’t particularly care about the party scene, and at the end of a long day of exploring, […]