Morocco visual diary: Kasbah des Oudaias, part 1

Rabat, Morocco - Kit Lee

Welcome to the first part of my travel-visual diary series from Morocco!  It’s been almost a year since my last visit to Morocco (Marrakech and Essaouira), I never felt so culturally absorbed that has led me to fall in love with the country, enriched by the tradition of openness and its cultural heritage – the art and craft, mosques, the beautiful landscapes, colourful mosaic tiles….and numerous stray cats!

It was in late May when the Morocco Tourist Board invited me back and as guest of the Mawazine World Rhythms Festival 2014 in Rabat, a dedicated post will come soon.  First of all, here are some of the visuals I’d like to share with you all, shot within the area of Kasbah des Oudaias, a delightful place and must-visit in Rabat.

Rabat, Morocco - Kit Lee

Door and foliage spotting…

I love photographing lush green and floral foliage over old and rusty doors represent a stream of personality characteristics.

Rabat, Morocco - Kit Lee

Cool beach spot…

Plage de Rabat, the infamous crescent beach overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

Where to eat seafood by the beach…

Restaurant de la Plage, Plage des Oudayas, Rabat.

Rabat, Morocco - Kit Lee
Rabat, Morocco - Kit Lee

Photo walk...

Kasbah des Oudaias – Wondering inside the narrow streets of Kasbah, a picturesque village buildings painted in white and blue reminds me of the fishing village in Essaouira, quite St Ive-y.

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Patterns, Tiles & classic bike spotting…

You can well see I was attracted to patterns, colours, tiles and all things rusty.  Unlike the old classic cars in Gozo Malta, Rabat is great for classic-motorcycle and bicycle spotting.

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For stray kitty lovers…

Stray cats and feral cats are everywhere in Rabat, yes they’re cute but it’s heart breaking to see them look so skinny and neglected, trust me they do get fed. They’re mostly found in the medina, perched on Chellah Roman ruins, outside restaurants and cafes and underneath cars. I would advise you not to touch them.

Rabat, Morocco - Kit Lee

Old Moroccan garden…

Les Jardin des Oudias – located within the Kasbah des Oudaias.

Rabat, Morocco - Kit Lee

Picture perfect spot for sunset…

The rocky crag along Avenue Moustapha Assayeh.

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What I packed, my top 3 essentials…

1. Korres Yoghurt Suncreen Face & body SPF 30, £19.00 @ ASOS – made of environmentally-friendly & locally sourced ingredients, and it contains organic edible yoghurt, and it smells lovely too.

2. Nadia, black flat sandals, £60.00 @ KG Kurt Geiger

3. Wahl Chrome Ionic 2000w Hair Diffuser, £16.90 (Prime price) @ Amazon – don’t laugh, I had my hair digitally permed in Hong Kong 2 months before the trip to Rabat, so I needed to keep my hair bouncy and frizz-free throughout the whole trip.

Stay tuned for part 2!

Kit Lee was a guest of Morocco Tourist Board.


  1. Amazing, absolutely visually stunning post. Morocco is on my bucket list and after looking at your photos I can’t wait to have my own experience in the country!

  2. these pictures are stunning Kit, you outdo yourself over and over. the kitty picture made my heart melt and i’m not even a cat person

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