This post’s title is incorrect. Only one photo from Marrakesh exists, and it is of a cat. The drive to Marrakesh is the subject of this post. I’m trying to fill up my travel map with pins for everywhere I stayed, and I’m pinning Marrakesh despite the fact that the photographs aren’t of that city.
After breakfast, we departed our wayside accommodation and started our journey over the Atlas Mountains. The drive the day before had been enjoyable. This day’s drive would be filled with wonderful views as well.
The above-mentioned rock formation was the first stop. It has a similar appearance to monkey fingers. After breakfast, we departed our wayside accommodation and started our journey over the Atlas Mountains. The drive the day before had been enjoyable. This day’s drive would be filled with wonderful views as well.
The above-mentioned rock formation was the first stop. It has a similar appearance to monkey fingers.
Before starting the day, this father and son were enjoying a cup of tea. I’m not sure, but I’m guessing they were there to sell souvenirs to visitors that came to take pictures.
We were able to stop a little longer because we didn’t have quite as far to go. Finally, I was able to make a pit stop at a mosque with a nest on top.
I’m not sure why these nests fascinate me so much, but they do. The nests appear enormous up close. Our tour guide undoubtedly thought I was crazy for being so interested in the nests. They’re really frequent, and he’s probably bored with them.
As we drove down the road, we began to notice that the clouds were behaving strangely. Our advisor agreed that it didn’t appear to be usual.
We drove through a few little towns with interesting lampposts.
We stopped at a number of interesting locations for scenic views.
Another mosque with a nest caught my eye. In this area, they’re all over the place.
We stopped for tea and nibbles at a small shop. The vividly colored fabric is a popular souvenir item among tourists.
This structure is part of the “Moroccan Hollywood” complex. It isn’t an old fortification. It’s actually part of a film studio where Moroccan productions are filmed.
The sky became increasingly odd as we traveled further down the road.
We came to a halt at a scenic overlooking a historic city.
It’s usual in many nations for vendors to set up shop and sell their wares at tourist hotspots. Vendors in Morocco sell a lot of metal teapots, pottery, and the region’s signature colored textiles.
I couldn’t stop photographing the sky because it appeared so odd.
The sky then became quite odd. Some of these photographs have had their levels raised, but it was insane. In the comments, I’ll submit a couple photographs that are unprocessed and unfiltered. It was completely ridiculous. Even our guide stated that was the first time he’d ever seen something like it.
We continued driving, and the cloud remained essentially stationary. It varied shape, but usually remained in the same spot in the sky. We kept stopping to snap pictures. Other automobiles followed suit.
The road we were on was a lot of fun. It was difficult to focus on the ground when the sky was so strange.
The skies eventually cleared, and we took a picturesque drive across the highlands.
This place had a lot of pottery for sale.
And this is the last picture I took while traveling. We arrived in Marrakesh and settled our bill with our guide. He had done an excellent job of showing us around his homeland. He handed us over to the proprietor of a riad in the medina in Marrakesh. She led us to the riad via a maze of winding alleyways. I tried to pay attentively so that if we went out that evening, we wouldn’t get lost. However, after a brief stroll around the streets, I found myself completely disoriented.
My mother wanted to go out and see Marrakesh once we dropped off our baggage, but I was afraid we wouldn’t be able to find our way back. On those narrow alleyways, Google Maps was completely worthless. I was also exhausted. We ended up staying in the riad and eating there. I now wish I had listened to her and gone out exploring that night when I saw Marrakesh on The Amazing Race.
This is the only photograph I have of Marrakesh.
We took a train to Casablanca the next day. It was a lengthy train voyage, and I don’t recall much about it. I believe I was exhausted from being on the move for several days in a row. We checked into a hotel in Casablanca and headed out to eat.
Casablanca was a forgettable film. You probably already know everything there is to know about Casablanca if you’ve ever visited a city. It was simply another city, like so many others. We did view a couple of sites, but they were disappointing.
We got a taxi to the airport the next morning. My mother went back to the United States, and I went back to Germany.
Morocco was a fascinating and unique destination to explore. I would never go there on my own volition. It was simply not on my radar. As a result, I’m delighted my mother suggested it.
I spent the next month in Germany catching up with friends, relaxing, enjoying my own bed, and moving out of my apartment. I retained my apartment when I started my trip in case I didn’t like traveling. After 5-6 months of traveling, I made the decision to continue. I sold a lot of my items and put the remainder of them in storage. I then boarded a flight from Frankfurt to Bangkok on a chilly December day. I had never visited Asia before (with the exception of Turkey) and had no idea what to anticipate. I’d watched movies like The Beach and read a lot of Reddit threads, but I had no idea what was in store for me.
I hope you’ll join me as I journey from city to city around Southeast Asia in the next weeks.