Fes & Chefchaouen

In 2017 I fulfilled a dream to visit Morocco. In the blue city of Chefchaouen and Fes, the oldest and largest pedestrian city in the world, artisans still create traditional hand made Moroccan crafts. The labyrinthine streets and alleyways of the medinas provided endless photographic opportunities and encounters with the delightful people of Morocco. From Fes we visited the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a World Heritage site, and Meknès, Morocco’s 17th-century capital. Next, we headed up into the high Atlas mountains where we were invited into a Berber home for tea and rug shopping of course! After a night in a cave hotel room tucked into the mountains we drove to the desert town of Merzouga. There we climbed onto camels and rode into the Sahara desert with young Berber guides. We stayed in a tented camp and ate under a navy blue sky exploding with stars. Our guides dazzled us with rowdy evenings of Berber folk music and wild drumming around the fire. Sound like a dream come true? Yes it was!