March 18 – April 13, 2012
Marrakech: March 18 – March 27, 2012
There is nothing quite like walking through the alleyways and souks of Marrakech for the first time and emerging into Jemaa el Fna square. Through tunnels and narrow passage ways, the further you go into the mousetrap the more the chaos creeps: souks fill with people, donkeys and carts; motorcycles weave impossibly fast parting seas of people where no path exists; clutches of sunlight stream down in columns casting a surreal glow; berber men float in and out of the shadows in their pointed-hooded cloaks, and you half expect them to turn to you and say, with a wave of the hand, “These aren’t the droids you’re looking for.”
If Marrakech is a city of sounds then Morocco may easily be described as a country of colours — Marrakech an expanse of reddish ochre, Essaouira a picture postcard of white and blue, Fes all golden and green.