Saturday, 9 July 2011

Im Back...

Well Hello there,

I am finally back from my Travels. I'm actually quite gutted to be home as I had such a good time but I must get back to normal sometime!

I thought I'd share some of my experiences of Marrakech with you,

Marrakech has a lot of stray cats, I found these ones when I went to visit the Saadian Tombs, I Just had to capture the image of a terrapin and Kitten sat together on a step, So cute!

There were so many wonderful sights in Marrakech, I particularly enjoyed my time at the main Square, Place Jemaa El Fna, where all the Souks are based. We vistied the Souks in the day and in the evening and I fully recommend that you go at evening instead of day time as you blend in a little more, You don't get hassled as much as you would in the day when the locals are doing there thing.

The crowds come out at night and it's understandable as the temperature is much more cope able. When we were there (end June to early July) the temperatures were reaching up to 49 degrees in mid day heat, which I found quite hard to take in the centre of a busy town. So that was my pool time, even sitting still was exhausting enough! But it was so nice to be constantly warm for a change, unlike the British weather.
The Souks,  
The Souks, Myself and my partner found a cafe which overlooked all the fuss and drama of the Evening festivities. It was lovely to just sit there and watch, take it all in. We saw a lot of different crowd pleasers from Monkeys to Snake Charmers, to Water Carriers dressed up in their costumes.
It was manic to walk anywhere in Marrakech. I soon realised that there were no rules when it came to transport. You take your life in your own hands.

The Atlas mountains were surrounding our hotel in the distance, but unfortunately every time I tried to get a shot of them, they just wouldn't show up in the photo. There would be fog or mist in the distance or just cloud, so it was almost impossible to see them some days.

The Jardin Marjorelle, Or better known as the Yves Saint Laurent Memorial Gardens was lovely.

"Painter, Jacques Majorelle settled in Marrakech in 1919, where he acquired a ground which was going to become the Majorelle garden. Since 1947 he opens his garden's doors to the public. Following a car accident, he returns to France, where he dies in 1962. in 1980 Pierre Bergé and Yves Saint Laurent repurchase the garden and restore it. " - (Taken from

This was what greeted us to the Jardin Majorelle.

The Gardens were beautiful but I was more taken back by the Magnifiscent house.

I really enjoyed my holiday, I hope that some of these images may inspire you in some way.


  1. Hello Leanne, very nice photos! I'm going to Morocco later today and staying in Agadir. I hope to be able to get the bus into Marrakesh and to visit some of the places you went to (especially the Koutoubia and Majorelle Gardens). I'm very fond of cats and always photograph them wherever I go.

    1. Hi Stephen!
      I hope you had/are having a fabulous time in Agadir. You will have to let me know what it's like there, as I didn't get chance to go there. Hope you got some great photos, theres lots of cats there, so I'm sure you will get a lovely shot.
      Enjoy your travels! :)