Is is Wednesday already? How this month has flown! I thought I’d be back on here a bit sooner than this, but the last few days of summer holidays are here and so I’ve been out and about, soaking up the minutes with my gorgeous girl before she goes back to school this Friday.
However, I can’t let a Wednesday go by without a wander, and this week, for some reason, my mind was drawn to Morocco. I’ve only been there once, though I hope to visit again one day – there is a real magic in the air. I love the food and the music and architecture, the way the lanterns glitter at night, sparkles of light painting walls and ceilings.
I also love the colours – the ochre of the buildings against dry earth and blue sky. The deep red which, I was told, is used on buildings because it’s the colour of the Moroccan flag, but also because it keeps the buildings cooler. I don’t know how true that last part is, but the man who told me seemed very serious about it. I also love the blue fishing boats, which blend into the ocean when they dance on the waves, but stand out so beautifully against the golden sands. Morocco is a warm place in many ways. The weather, of course, and the glorious earthy colours, the spicy food and dancing candlelight. But also the people, who are friendly, generous, and proud of their country and Berber heritage (at least, that was my experience). I hope to visit again, one day.
Thank you for coming on another Wednesday Wander with me – see you next time!
This post convinces me even more that Morocco and I are meant to be. I was obsessed with Moroccan cuisine after we tasted b’stilla in a demonstration class, and wanted to visit the country. I still want to visit Morocco. The closest I’ve come is the Moroccan pavilion in EPCOT. It’s my favourite out of all of the pavilions. A close second is Norway because the guys are hot, lol!
Oh, b’stilla is soooo yummy! There’s a very good Moroccan restaurant here and they used to serve it – so delicious. I love that mix of sweet and spice.
And honk! for the Norweigan guys! Why are Nordic men so hot? LOL Something in the water there… 🙂
I think that’s what got me obsessed with Morocco at that time. I thought if the cuisine was like that, what was the culture like?
There must be something in the water there. I’d like to go and find out for myself, lol.
Sorry it took me so long to get back; I had some things going on and didn’t realize I had comments.
Oh, don’t ever worry about that – life intervenes for us all 🙂 I’m always happy to hear from you, whenever you’re around.
The same red used in Spain is called rojo inglés. I *think* it’s due to the correlation with red brickwork.
English Red? That’s interesting 🙂 We had a long conversation with a taxi driver, and I was translating from French to English for my hubby, but I think the gist of them using red in Morocco was to keep the buildings cool. I do remember him being very adamant about it being the colour of their flag 🙂
Ah, gorgeous. I love that you take us along on these wanders. Never been to Morocco but it sounds lovely. Thanks for another journey. 🙂
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