Essaouira, Morocco

I discovered the cumin I had brought back from Morocco for my mom in the back of her cupboard and it made me nostalgic.  (It also made for an excellent addition to homemade pumpkin soup!)

In any event, I decided to re-post some photos I took in Essaouira,* a port city on the Atlantic Ocean, filled with vibrant colors and smells.

*I originally posted these photos from Essaouira a few months ago, but I decided to re-post them here in a better format!

© Sarah Milstein 2013

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Morocco, Better Late Than Never

I went to Morocco last September as part of a guided tour with Access Trips, and absolutely loved our guides and the window they gave us into Morocco.  Below are a handful of photographs I took on the trip.

On the road to Essaouira.

Assouss Argan CooperativeI probably bought more argan products here than I needed.  Okay, I definitely did.  But the women breaking the argan shells and grinding the nuts with mortars and pestles worked so hard, were so kind, and even let us try for ourselves.  It was hard not to indulge.

Village of Anrar in the Ourika Valley, Atlas Mountains.  We stayed at Riad Kasbah Omar.  The rooms were beautiful, the people hospitable, warm, and welcoming.  The Riad has an open air kitchen where we learned to make a variety of traditional Moroccan dishes.  A definite place to stay if you are in the Ourika Valley.

Tnine Ourika.  Market in Tnine Ourika.

Marrakesh.

© Sarah Milstein 2013