Sandstorms in Morocco

In March 2017 we took a trip to Morocco, venturing from the windy shores of Essaouira to the gates of the Sahara Desert. We drove for 7 days taking in the landscapes of the Atlas mountains, beautiful palm groves, abandoned villages, the old Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, and finally the Sahara desert - where we were taken aback by dusty golden sandstorms.

An enriching journey searching for the unknown, here is a selection of photos from our time spent there and our guide to Marrakech.

Le Jardin Secret, the perfect haven for when you need a few moments away from the busy streets. Located in the middle of the medina, its a calm exotic oasis with beautiful examples of Islamic art and architecture. 

House of photography, located in a beautiful old riad, the museum exhibits a huge selection of original photos from the 1870's to the 1950's. A fascinating insight to the lives of those who inhabited Morocco during this time and a must see! 

Museum YSL, design by Studio KO, is a museum dedicated to the renowned fashion design Yves Saint Laurent who first visited Marrakech in 1966 and was inspired by its colours and styles. 

El Fenn, there are hundreds of beautiful riads in Marrakech, El Fenn is up there as one of the best. You also don't have to stay there to enjoy dinner and drinks on the roof top which is stunning and a great place to watch the sun go down.

Riad Jardin Secret, we love it for the pink roof top and excellent food, good lunch time spot.

Riad Kohl, lovely small family run riad in the centre of the city.

Le Jardin, a nice place to stop during the day whilst out navigating your way though the souks. Located right in the middle of the medina Le Jardin is a calm lush garden with great food and drinks.

Jarjeer, just outside Marrakech, at the foothills of the the Atlas Mountains is a wonderful Mule and Donkey refuge. The refuge cares for sick, abandoned, mistreated, elderly and orphaned donkeys and mules. Jarjeer is a charity and depends entirely on the generosity of donations.