Our first day in Marrakech

January 8, 2014

After all the troubles I had been through to get to Marrakech (see previous post), I was well excited and eager to go out and explore, with a camera in hand. It was now Christmas day and I was staying with my husband and his family in a Riad (a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an internal garden or courtyard) in Bab El Khemis, a very traditional neighbourhood.

Papyrus plant, at the house’s courtyard. It’s the plant the Ancient Egyptians used to make their “paper”.

Planning our outing for the day.

There’s hundreds of decorated doors everywhere.

Texture has always caught my eye and there was loads to look at in Marrakech, marking the passage of time and its effects on our objects.

Come on in. Or maybe not.

In Morocco non-Muslims cannot visit the mosques. Funnily enough, this is a rule that was implemented by the French, when the ruled the country.

What I wore on Christmas day: Coat – H&M (via Ebay), Shoes – Carvela, via TK Maxx, Dress– Mod Dolly (get it here, it’s handmade in London), Headband – H&M

A lot of people decorate their vehicles, which I found extremely interesting.

So these are only a few photos I have taken while out and about. I’ll be posting more as we go along…

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  • Reply Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House January 8, 2014 at 10:53

    These are beautiful doll, love the doors. That has always been an interest. And i love that they decorate their trucks and stuff, I wish we did that, haha. So much prettier :))) Loved these, keep enjoying xx

  • Reply Connie* January 8, 2014 at 23:30

    Sara these pictures are just so full of beauty! How absolutely wonderful that you made it in one piece. I can’t wait to see and hear more about your trip. Those French! So bossy!

    • Reply Mrs D January 17, 2014 at 14:15

      I’ll be posting more next week, I have loads of good stuff to share!!!

  • Reply Val Sparkle January 9, 2014 at 02:53

    Ah, so glad you finally got there, and in time for Christmas. It looks amazing – very exotic and colorful. And you got to spend time with your husband! Yay!

    • Reply Mrs D January 17, 2014 at 14:14

      Nothing that’s worth it is ever easy isn’t it? Or so they say 🙂

  • Reply PinkCheetahVintage January 9, 2014 at 03:28

    This is all so gorgeous!

    • Reply Mrs D January 17, 2014 at 14:13

      thank you 🙂 I loved this trip!

  • Reply Ariane January 9, 2014 at 19:13

    I have read your other post, it was hell as well in the Toronto Airport for a couple of days and info was hard to get – Lots of frustrated people – But you got to that beautiful place with hubby at last –
    It must be interesting to live in a traditional home, hope you will show us pics of where you stayed –
    So far your pics are wonderful – I always wanted to go there after i had seen the Hitchcock Movie with Doris Day and Jimmy Stewart, what is the name of that movie? Ah oui ! The Man who knew too much!



    • Reply Mrs D January 10, 2014 at 09:15

      I will post more photos as I go along – I took over a thousand, eek!
      Hugs x

  • Reply Annika January 22, 2014 at 15:46

    These are gorgeous shots. I like all the hues of brown and red in the photo with the motorbike. I’d love to go one day!

    • Reply Mrs D January 31, 2014 at 13:35

      It’s a beautiful place and not too expensive, I definitely recommend it.

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