Where to begin? I spent a few weeks in Morocco back in December 2012 to January 2013. On my 3rd day there, I caught an infection which later grew into bronchitis. I was in a lot of pain, and there were days when I had no energy to hold even my smallest camera. Thankfully antibiotics did the work (eventually, when I was able to visit a hospital to see what was happening), and I am fully recovered now.
It was definitely an experience of a lifetime!
During the day, it’s pretty warm in Morocco with about 16-21C, but the temperature would get down to about +4C at night and in some areas, I’ve had to endure -5C while having no access to warmth. Electricity and hot water seem like expensive commodities in rural areas, and not many people have constant access to them. Luckily, winter does not last long, and during the summer, the temperature is scorching 24/7. Although I can’t really comment on summer food, in the winter, meats such as chicken, beef and lamb are very popular, along with tajine, rice, olives, vegetable soup, couscous and bread. Areas near the ocean tend to consume more seafood. I loved the lamb kebabs – they didn’t have that pungent taste and smell. It’s incredibly delicious! Mint tea and coffee are very popular drinks, and unlike coffee shops in other countries, they are served in tiny cups. Prices for a cup of coffee or tea range from about 0.30 cents to a more common ~$1-1.30, even for locals. Definitely not cheap.
As in some other countries, photography is challenging as nobody in general likes to have their photo taken. Women and girls usually quickly cover their faces as soon as they even see a camera.
I have here almost all the pictures I was able to take. There’s a bit more information provided under certain images with more explanation.
All photographs © Dmitri Markine www.dmitrimarkine.com. Enjoy. Enjoy more great photos by Dmitri here.
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