AFRICA, MOROCCO, TRAVEL

Morocco visual diary: Kasbah des Oudaias, part 1

15th July 2014

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.


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19 Comments

  • Reply Apple Choi 16th July 2014 at 00:50

    Stunning travel photography as always.

  • Reply Nicky Height 16th July 2014 at 01:04

    The place look wonderful to have a wonder, love the blue and white splash of colour painted on the building walls.

  • Reply Banu 16th July 2014 at 01:59

    I have wonderful memories of my family vacation in Rabat and Fez last year, I can’t wait to see more of your beautiful photos.

  • Reply Ingrida van der Hagen 16th July 2014 at 08:33

    Cute kitten sleeping!

  • Reply Sarah Lise 16th July 2014 at 16:00

    Love the last shot, wish I could have a nap like him in the middle of the street.

  • Reply Lee 16th July 2014 at 16:02

    Tile envy!

  • Reply Plaid Skirts For Women 16th July 2014 at 17:15

    Marvellous post!

  • Reply Fion 16th July 2014 at 17:41

    You have travelled so many places! I’m jealous of your life!

  • Reply Mel Green 16th July 2014 at 18:50

    It’s funny that you brought your own hair dryer to the trip, don’t think it would fit in my small luggage, hope it was useful to your hair!

  • Reply Near River 16th July 2014 at 22:21

    This post is worth coming back for, really love the photography and composition in the pictures, you have great eye on details. Congrats on the great post.

  • Reply Francesca Him 17th July 2014 at 18:09

    Love the sunset shot.

  • Reply Winnie 19th July 2014 at 14:23

    I remember all the stray cats when I visited Morocco too, they aren’t really that cute and more feral than anything! Gorgeous, stunning photos as always. You always capture your travels so well. I could definitely do with a holiday!

  • Reply Raz 19th July 2014 at 21:53

    Hi Kit,

    You have really amazing photos. Could blog you on how you edit you photos… please!!!!

    love,

    Raz

    P.S.
    love you blog!

  • Reply Amy 21st July 2014 at 22:18

    Beautiful Kit! xx

  • Reply Alena 23rd July 2014 at 21:01

    Beautiful captured moments, thanks for sharing!
    Kiss, Alena | meet me stylish

  • Reply laura 25th July 2014 at 09:55

    lovely pics!!

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  • Reply Lola Byatt 2nd August 2014 at 15:06

    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
    xx

  • Reply Gena 3rd August 2014 at 12:28

    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!

  • Reply Bianca@itsallbee 4th August 2014 at 11:49

    Beautiful pictures! I cant wait to visit Morocco early next year.

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