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In BIG Pictures: a journey through mystical Morocco

Steeped in culture and exotic mystic, Morocco holds an immediate and enduring fascination for many travellers, although it’s located not too far from Europe it seems a zillion miles away in both tradition and scenery. A land with an extremely strong identify, this is where there is a piece of history in every tile of every mosaic, a story at every souk and a culture that envelopes the country so tightly that it inspired the UNESCO Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity Masterpiece project ( a project which celebrates the expression of centuries-old heritage).

As a backdrop to all this, the country’s physical make-up is nothing less than extraordinary – from the High Atlas Mountains to the lonesome shifting sands of the Western Sahara. This beautifully unique place offers its visitor a labyrinth of stories, dreams, contrasts, mysteries and myths. A few years back we were lucky enough to spend a week exploring the highlights of this country and from Marrakech and beyond here is our Moroccan journey in BIG pictures…

Beautiful Morocco Door

Man

Market

Ornate door

Tower

Table

Riad morocco

Second fort

Restaurant

Mountains

Fort

Camels

Desert

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Born in England, with a few family roots from Bavaria, and a heart in Scandinavia I've always been a bit of a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up over 40 countries on trips and living in Dublin, South East Asia and Australia. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, easy-on-the-eye travel destinations far away from the tourist crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not wandering the world, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, strolling around the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my all time favourite places in the world; Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland. Follow Becky on Twitter and Google+.

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    moyra

    15 September, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Thanks so much Becky
    Having worked many years for Singapore Airlines I traveled the east extensively as I always had the urge and passion to travel in that direction, however lately I have an incredible desire to travel to Morocco and came across your post by accident. Thank you so much for this information and now am definitely sold on going there and will do so within the next 6 months for sure. It is so colourful, mystic, exotic. Is there an actual word to describe the beauty of this place. I will post as soon as I have been

    Thank you once again for your beautiful pictures and information. Kind regards Moyra

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    Jhonny | Morocco Desert Tours

    18 December, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    One of the reasons i stuck in Morocco is that it’s so exotic and with with beautiful sunny weather..
    Very informative article, Thanks for sharing..
    Keep up the great work

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    Harshini

    25 May, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Thanks a lot for sharing your unique informative post which is attaining more information. Keep on blogging like this unique informative post with us.

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    Shikha (whywasteannualleave)

    24 May, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Wow Becky – your photos absolutely perfectly capture the colours and textures out there. I think it’s really incredible how a country that is such a short flight away from the UK can be just world’s apart in terms of colours, cultures, smells, terrains etc – we’re so lucky to be so near a destination like Morocco! I’ve only seen the mountains and Marrakech but would love to return to see Fez, Essaouria, Chefchaouen etc!

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      Becky Moore

      25 May, 2016 at 10:48 pm

      Yes we totally agree Shikha, I couldn’t believe how different it felt there. A very vibrant and unique travel destination!

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    Hung Thai

    24 May, 2016 at 7:25 am

    My goodness – this is incredible! We keep putting Morocco off for a long time… I think it’s time to go here. Next year!

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      Becky Moore

      25 May, 2016 at 10:52 pm

      Thanks Suze, the doors were so spectacularly ornate I couldn’t stop staring at them and the traditional Riads were very special too!

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