Thursday, 27 May 2010

Marrakech, hope I'll be visiting again soon.


Snake charmers, crowded boxes of tiny yellow chicks, brass tray topped tables, a refreshing burst of cool summer rain, shimmering sequinned blankets, sultry heat, barbeque smoke, sweet pastries glistening with honey, iced milk with orange blossom, blue walls and green cacti, crisp white sheets, rustling palms, who knew we would find so much to fall in love with all inside the city of faded red walls.

Every time I want to go back I will unwrap the block of Amber Dean bought me in his favourite of the spice shops and breath in the warm sweet spiced scent, and of course I can't wait to brew up some fresh mint tea in the antique silver tea pot that we picked up.

Thanks for taking the trip with me and if you haven't been already, I hope you all one day get the chance to visit all the wonderful people and colours in the red city.

15 comments:

The Design Dish said...

I really want to visit!
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The Design Dish said...

I really want to visit!
The Design Dish
http://thedesigndish.wordpress.com/

Emma Bradshaw said...

I have loved reading about your trip Jeska - its sounds wonderful! Emma x

Erin said...

It was really nice to see your pictures. It wasn't really a place I had ever thought of visiting, but it does seem very exotic and amazing after seeing your pictures! Thanks for the vicarious journey!

heidi said...

Lovely photos. I've been once before and was really hoping to go back this year so having seen this I really hope we manage to organise it.

ayetch said...

Beautiful photos!

I'm heading off there soon. How did you cope re. clothing. Any tips? Should i be overly concerned about showing 'too much leg' {ha!} etc.

Thanks x

Lobster and swan said...

it was so hot (33 degrees) even the riad owners said it was unusual temperatures for May, but I wore cotton leggings and tunic style tops, light breezy long shirts and sandals.

(Toast clothing do great trousers and churidars)

There are plenty of bare fleshed tourists walking about but I felt more respectful a bit more covered up.

Enjoy your trip! if you would like any other ideas you can email me at lobsterandswan[at]yahoo[dot]com

The Curious Cat said...

Lovely photos - glad you got to get there in the end! xxx

ayetch said...

Thank you!

We're going in July {I know; absolutely INSANE} so leggins it might have to be...

h ::

katie said...

sounds soooo perfect! and i absolutely LOVE that picture of the kitty!! :)

leslie said...

You trip looked fabulous and has me itching to jump on a plane and get over there!
Your stunning photos are so inspiring -thank you.

das. said...

A very special city..thanks for sharing.

Lolo said...

The photo of the cat is so cute!!!

I've never been but I'd love to visit at some point.

Rachel Elizabeth said...

Love the cat picture.

Aspiring Kennedy said...

I have always wanted to go there.. Trying to figure out a way! Lucky you...