Tuesday, 4 September 2012


Only recently back from holiday I thought I would post the colourful pictures I took whilst away. 

We went to Morocco again this year. Mr B and I went first many years ago, our last holiday just the two of us. We went to a few places over and ten days, travelling around, that time but stumbled upon a lovely place called Essaouira and vowed that we would revisit one day. This year we took the girls. 

We had seven days there staying in a lovely house and then we went to a riad in Marrakesh for three days before flying back.

Morocco is a complete assault on the senses with all of the colours, sounds and smells but it remains my favourite holiday. Even second time round. 

Hopefully the photos below will show you just how colourful a country it is.

From the wonderful rug and fabric stalls......

to the bead stalls with their long long threads dangling......

to the dies in the dyers souk.

Would you believe that the shiny golden one below actually makes purple and the brown one next to it makes blue!

Then there were the tassle stalls in the souks of Marrakesh

and of course the spice stalls.

We went to some water falls one day, a trip out from Marrakesh, and there were some elaborate rafts to take you close to feel the spray.... even they were the most colourful rafts you have ever seen. Seats all decorated with artificial flowers and cerise velvet!

The falls were stunning and it was a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of the souks.

And you only have to look at the buildings and mosaics to see colour and beauty.

Such stunning mosaics.

All in the most ordinary of places. This was a water fountain by the beach in Essaouira.

Seems such a long time ago already. 

Very lucky to have been once, let alone twice and still long to go again.


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