Morocco visual diary: Essaouira, part 2

2nd August 2013















Essaouira, part 2.  The lingering sounds of sea breeze rustles your hair and billowing skirt, Atlantic coast sends sea wave crashing onto the rocking shore, flying sea gulls echoes above our heads set wonderfully against the rich cyan blue sky, no promise of eye-locking targets with poop bombs for sure.  In the courtyard of an old Riad fills with colour patterned tiles marries perfectly with rose petals filled mosaic water fountain, balconies and roofs with draping foliage and flowers boast a rustic Moroccan feel.  That is my dream outdoor living space and here goes Pinterest.

A couple nights of well earned sleep at the Sofitel Hotel Mogador, the fluffiest and most comfortable bed I ever slept in without interruptions known as ‘My Bed’.  A balcony view overlooking breathtaking sites lined with exotic palm trees, carefully arranged sun beds and hammocks, private villas, golf course and spa.  Crispy blue sky reflecting in pools and ponds mirroring the sky and Earth, forever fools your eyes like mirage in Sahara Desert.  The burning red sunset.  Breathtaking.  Surreal.

Many thanks to Sofitel Hotel Mogador for accommodating us, and thanks to Faical of Morocco Tourism Board for the amazing, unique and unforgettable experience in Essaouira, and great companions Kate, Lucy, Lexxi, Rachel and Russ.  Kit Lee of Style Slicker was a guest of Morocco Tourism Board.

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  • Reply Ruth 2nd August 2013 at 19:49

    Big clash of colour, beautiful post. Thank you for sharing.

  • Reply Hyeyeon Lee 2nd August 2013 at 19:58

    Amazing adventure.

  • Reply Macy 2nd August 2013 at 20:01

    Kit, these are stunning photography!

  • Reply i am not a celebrity 2nd August 2013 at 22:33

    Who knew that’s what I look like from way up there?

    Beautiful post, darling. Thank you again.


  • Reply Vi 2nd August 2013 at 23:02

    Your photos are so blue and full of character, your words are poetic and funny at the same time. Is there a part 3 for this series?

  • Reply Joey Elizabeth 2nd August 2013 at 23:57

    Architecture and interior decor looks amazing!
    Your photography is stunning, I definitely want to visit one day!

  • Reply Lolly Bao 3rd August 2013 at 01:21

    Nice shots.

  • Reply Maru 3rd August 2013 at 12:37

    I dream of having a Moroccan garden with water feature, mosaic walls, palm trees. Sadly, I live in a flat with a tiny balcony that would only fits a hammock, chair and table. Dream beyond!

  • Reply Rainmermaid 3rd August 2013 at 12:41

    love the shot of the water fountain with rose petals, and the bag, sunglasses and camera placed on the chair. Very beautiful.

  • Reply Sarah Lise 3rd August 2013 at 12:42

    As expected, GORGEOUS shots!

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  • Reply Banu 3rd August 2013 at 18:46

    Very inspiring.

    Please follow me at @bozokthelove

  • Reply Apple Choi 3rd August 2013 at 19:03

    Love reading the first paragraph, so much emotion and descriptive atmosphere, almost sounded like a narrative poem with live audio sounds – the sea, sea gulls etc. It’s a great post this one is.

  • Reply Tessa 3rd August 2013 at 21:31

    Beautiful photography, love the location what a wonderful place!

  • Reply Lilith 4th August 2013 at 21:39

    Now I need a holiday.

  • Reply Winnie 4th August 2013 at 21:56

    Beautiful photos – you make me want to visit Morocco again and opt for a fancier hotel rather than a bog standard Riad (though the Riad wasn’t too bad really). The shot of the bird at the end is awesome!

  • Reply Pak Lam 6th August 2013 at 22:54

    Amazing colours.

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