Some families still live in this ancient fortified city in Morocco. Parts of the Russell Crowe film Gladiator were filmed here.
Despite daytime temperatures reaching 130 degrees Fahrenheit, an evening camel caravan into the Sahara was comfortable. The setting sun made beautiful, long shadows and a wide range of colors on the sands.
You never know what you’ll see when you turn a corner in the narrow, crowded alleys of the Fes medina.
- Great Walks: Travel Bucket List (with Fes medina slideshow)
Locals in this amazing Marrakech square were very aggressive toward tourists with cameras. Don’t take a picture without permission, and certainly don’t touch a monkey unless you want to pay a lot of money!
For the Travel Photography Inspiration Project at DPS on Morocco, I sent in some photos from my 2010 trip.
We each picked out a teacup to bring home from a ceramics center in Fes.
The aroma of mint tea always brings us back.
- Fried Chicken on the Marrakesh Express
- Ready to taste tagine again
- How to travel the world with children (with video from Morocco)
- Sleeping in the Sahara
Previously in the DPS series: