It’s been months since I visited Morocco, but I thought it would be nice to look through the photos again. The Moroccan heat is exactly what I need right now, feels like it’s taking forever for the spring to come to Ireland. Our trip started in Marrakesh, where we actually didn’t spend much time. Most of our time in Morocco, we spent on a road trip. A very long road trip to Sahara desert which is close to to Algerian border. It was the most wonderful road trip ever, especially because we had a private tour, so we were able to stop anywhere we wanted. We drove through the Atlas Mountains and experienced the most breathtaking views, visited so many places where a lot of Hollywood films (or some of the scenes at least) have been made, ate their fantastic food (especially the berber pizza!), saw a nomadic family relocating and even witnessed the local village wedding!
The highlight of the trip was certainly the grand Sahara Desert. How do I even describe it? Just being there is something incredible. We rode on camels for 1.5 hours to get to our desert camp. So incredibly comfortable ride that was! In the camp we were greeted with traditional dinner and drumming circle. For one night we slept in nomadic tent under the stars in the Sahara desert. And the next morning climbed the endless sand dune to watch the sunrise, we didn’t actually make it to the top, because I was about to pass out from the heat and I don’t know what else 🙂 I think I overestimated my climbing abilities and underestimated the size of the dune!
I really really love photographing humans, but unfortunately Moroccans are not very interested in being photographed, so I had to be very respectful of that. And that’s the reason being for landscape shots mainly.