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In BIG Pictures: a journey through mystical Morocco

Marrakech door

Steeped in culture and exotic mystic, Morocco holds an immediate and enduring fascination for many travellers, although it’s located not too far from Europe it seems a zillion miles away in both tradition and scenery. A land with an extremely strong identify, this is where there is a piece of history in every tile of every mosaic, a story at every souk and a culture that envelopes the country so tightly that it inspired the UNESCO Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity Masterpiece project ( a project which celebrates the expression of centuries-old heritage).

As a backdrop to all this, the country’s physical make-up is nothing less than extraordinary – from the High Atlas Mountains to the lonesome shifting sands of the Western Sahara. This beautifully unique place offers its visitor a labyrinth of stories, dreams, contrasts, mysteries and myths. A few years back we were lucky enough to spend a week exploring the highlights of this country and from Marrakech and beyond here is our Moroccan journey in BIG pictures…

Man

Market

Ornate door

Tower

Table

Riad morocco

Second fort

Restaurant

Mountains

Fort

Camels

Desert

HutAll words and images by Becky Padmore.

With roots in Bavaria, a home in England and a heart in Scandinavia I've always been a restless soul. My first true adventure began as a six month voyage around South East Asia as a fresh faced backpacker and ever since I've lived a semi nomadic existence, clocking up over 35 countries on trips and living in both Dublin and Australia. I'm a lover of US Road Trips, deserted beaches bathed in warm glow of a sunset, Cuban mojitos, easy-on-the-eye travel destinations away from the crowds and all things Scandinavian - from cloudberry liquors to Scandi Noirs. When not travelling, you'll find me walking my rescue dog in leafy South West London, wandering the Brighton Laines on random day trips, hunting around for photogenic landscapes or daydreaming about returning to my all time favourite places in the world - Havana, Copenhagen, Italy, Thailand and the frozen landscapes of a wintry Iceland. Follow Becky on Twitter and Google+.

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