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Morocco 2016

                            May 06 Amserdam - Casablanca
                            May 07 Casablanca - Rabat
                            May 08 Rabat - Volubilis - Moulay-Idriss - Fèz
                            May 09 Fèz
                            May 10 Fèz - Ifrane - Midelt
                            May 11 Midelt - Erfoud - Erg Chebbi
                            May 12 Erg Chebbi - Tinghir - Gorges du Todra - Gorges du Dadès
                            May 13 Gorges du Dadès
                            May 14 Gorges du Dadès - El Kelaa M’Gouna - Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou
                            May 15 Ait Benhaddou - Marrakesh
                            May 16 Marrakesh
                            May 17 Marrakesh - Essaouira
                            May 18 Essaouira
                            May 19 Essaouira - El Jadida - Casablanca
                            May 20 Casablanca - Amsterdam

Moroccan House Casablanca
every hotel room with its own style

Art Deco Cinéma Rialto (1930)



cathedral (1930)

old Mercedeses from Europe are used as white grand taxis

Hassan II Mosque
the largest mosque in Morocco.
Its minaret is the world's tallest at 210 metres.
A maximum of 105,000 worshippers can gather together for prayer:
25,000 inside the mosque hall and another 80,000 on the mosque's outside grounds

hammam in the basement

a break on the way from Casablanca to Rabat

Mohammed VI the current king
and his father King Hassan II

The Mausoleum of Mohammed V
contains the tombs of the Moroccan king and his two sons,
late King Hassan II and Prince Abdallah.

entering the medina of Rabat

The Kasbah of the Udayas is a kasbah in Rabat,
located at the mouth of the Bou Regreg river.

leather shoes

Andalusian Gardens

Souk (market) in the medina of Rabat

Helly Kitty spotted in Morocco

Rabat is the capital of Morocco

Avenue Mohammed V

Sawarma pizza and avocado juice

one of the four Imperial cities of Morocco
Founded in the 11th century, capital under the reign of
Sultan Moulay Ismaïl (1672-1727), the founder of the Alaouite dynasty.

Basilica of Volubilis

Volubilis is a partly excavated Berber and Roman city

The Capitoline Temple

The House of Orpheus showing African animals

House of Orpheus dolphins

The House of the Athlete or Desultor, contains
a humorous mosaic of an athlete or acrobat riding a donkey back to front
while holding a cup in his outstretched hand.

The Arch of Caracalla

Mosaic of Bacchus encountering the
sleeping Ariadne from the House of the Ephebe

Abduction of Hylas by Nymphs, mosaic in House of Venus


Bab Mansour gate in Meknes on a rainy afternoon

Medersa Bou Inania Koranic School, Meknes

Souk (market) of Meknes

Was the capital city of modern Morocco until 1925.
The city has two old medina quarter
listed as a World Heritage Site

Henna / Mehndi

tagine and mint tea for dinner

breakfast room of the Batha hotel

Royal Palace in Fez

The Ibn Danan Synagogue in Mellah, the jewish quarter of Fez.


camel meat

Quran school in Fez

Wedding clothes


Leather tanning
(unfortunately more or less empty)

Place Nejjarine

religious items

where the two medinas of Fez come together


Medieval City Gate Bab Chorfa

Bab Boujloud, the blue gate

again strolling through endless souks

King Mohammed VI

Batha Hotel in Fez

on the way to the South

Hotel Taddard near Midelt

Princess Lalla Salma
the wife of King Mohammed VI

64 pieces of cream cheese

Acima, a Moroccan supermarket

entering the Sahara dessert

traffic school in Erfoud

a break in Erfoud before having a short dessert adventure

dessert roses

Sahara hotel

breakfast at the terrace

landscape of wells

school's out

Todra Valley

sorry for not smiling :-)


fruitful Todra Valley

the harvest will be in October

M.A.N. bus

entering the Dades Valley

The Berbers or Imazighen are the native inhabitants of Morocco

ruinned kasbah in the Dades Valley

short before sunset the ladies are going home after working on the fields

hotel (with the terrace)

the village where the hotel is situated

bridge to reach a neigbor village

Rachida shows me the shop of her family
she works here with her sister Sara

they sell and repair Moroccan Caftans

extended lunch in the hotel after a long walk

no soup, but a cold desert

berber language

neighbor village

mosque and a hotel

I think it´s the market square

mister Travel in a peacefull valley

desert and breakfast (olives) of the hotel

High Atlas mountains

the movie city

Atlas Studios, measured by acreage it is the world's largest film studio.

vegetarian tajine for lunch

Ouarzazate kasbah

another movie studio

Aït Benhaddou
is an ighrem, along the former caravan route
between the Sahara and Marrakech.

Riad Maktoub hotel in Aït Benhaddou

From now on some snapshots by iPhone:

Crossing the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech
Yves Saint Laurent was a resedence

Saadian Tombs

El Badi Palace

the touristy Djemaa el fna square


souks around the Djemaa el fna

Morocco's Argania trees are infested with nut-hungry goats.
(well, it´s a myth commercialized by farmers)

first impressions of Essaouira
a city in the western Moroccan on the Atlantic coast.

small family restaurant

a walk in the morning along the coast

Essaouira is a lovely place to walk around
enjoying the local street life

roof terrace of Hotel Souiri

on the way to Casablanca
lunch in El Jadida
a port city on the Atlantic coast of Morocco
The Portuguese Fortified City of Mazagan

back in Casablanca
for the last night in this beautiful country

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