I had been to Morocco previously, but before I started photographing. This trip, I was excited about capturing all the textiles and colors that I remembered seeing in my last visit with a camera. I was also, of course, excited to eat all the different types of food! Moroccan food has always been one of my favorites. When I think back on the trip, the first thing I think of is all the different textures. I loved strolling through the medina and looking at rugs, pottery, spices. It’s a feast for my eyes!
We started the trip in Fez, where we spent a few days exploring and getting lost in the medina—befriending the spice vendor, touching different textiles, tasting food from the street vendors and restaurants.
Waking up in the Dar Roumana, a beautiful riad and the perfect escape from the hectic medina.
Braved the smell to sneak a peek at the tannery, where they dye leather.
I loved getting up early and watching the locals set up the daily produce market.
A traditional Moroccan meal of couscous and lamb tagine with prunes.
We took a tour of the beautifully decorative, yet decaying, El Glaoui Palace in Fez.
On the 4th day we headed north to the blue town of Chefchaouen and spent two days photographing every blue door. Here is one of many decorative doors!
The cozy interior of restaurant Bab Ssour. We ate here every day during our visit in Chefchaouen. The food was homey, fresh, and delicious.
A view of Chefchaouen roof tops from the terrace of restaurant Bab Ssour.
While walking through the market, these colorful dyes caught our eyes.
Shops selling local goods on the narrow streets.
Spotted this cute little girl singing and dancing down the street.
We stopped and watched the golden pink sunset every evening during our visit.
Admiring the sunset from the rooftop of our riad.
Moroccan breakfast at our riad—a variety of breads, jams, dates, and fresh fruits. Needless to say, we looked forward to our breakfast every day.
Moroccan breakfast at our riad.
The center of Chefchoaeun is pedestrian only, perfect for strolling around. It was hard not to photograph every corner.