Monday, 6 August 2018

MOROCCO VISUAL DIARY
August 06, 2018

MOROCCO VISUAL DIARY



Djemaa el Fna Square
Marrakech lantern shops
Morocco road trip
Ouzoud Falls monkeys
Atlas Mountains
Moroccan Boy
Sarah Maxwell at Ouzoud Falls
Ouzoud Falls
Francis Baumont De Oliveira at Ouzoud Falls
Head scarves
Berber in Sahara Desert Camel
Camel riding in Morocco
Camel riding in Morocco
Chilling on sand dunes
Aït Ben Haddou
Francis Baumont De Oliveira at Ben Youssef Madrasa
Ben Youssef Madrasa
Kittens In Marrakech


Happy Summer everyone. It’s been a long while since I’ve posted on here... Time has absolutely flown by - I feel like there's so much to catch up on.

From finishing my Aerospace Engineering degree (huzzah!), to taking on the marathon of a PhD (I'll get to that soon). The past 12 months have been a strange realisation of "adulthood" - responsibilities, managing finances, and all that jazz!  So I've just finished my first year, and I haven’t been travelling half as much as I would have liked. Irresponsible spending caught up with me... my attitude of "Fuck it! - Future Francis has it covered" wasn't entirely sustainable it seems!

It was a bit of a wake-up call not having been on a proper holiday in so long... thankfully things are getting back on track and I've got one lined up next weekend which I'll be excited to share photos of! In the mean time, I'd like to share some captured moments from my trip in Morocco last year. Went with a large group of friends staying in a unreal riad in the heart of Marrakech. Revisiting the photos reminded me how beautiful this country is, with its incredibly detailed architecture, amazing natural scenery and cosy vibes in riads - the nettle tea and shisha is... oh so good! The charm of the Moroccans is indisputable and makes the country a wonderful destination.

 I hope you guys enjoy these photos.

Keep it real,

Francis

WHAT TO DO

Ben Youssef Madrasa

Ouzoud Falls

Atlas Mountains

La Mamounia

Aït Ben Haddou

Jemaa el-Fnaa

Le Jardin Secret

Sahara Desert Tour


TIPS

English, and French is widely spoken in major cities. You’ll probably need a translator in the rural parts of the country

Learn to haggle - selling is like a sport, and haggling is an integral part of their culture.

 Stay clear of  strangers offering free tours of directions. When asking for directions, people will readily guide you but may lead you the wrong way and press you for money.

To stay on the safe side, drink bottled water.

Beware of pickpockets - most Moroccans are honest and friendly, but as with any crowded market or city be careful with your possessions.

Careful when taking photos of people and shops. Unless you are purchasing something, they may demand money for the photos.

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