Africa, Morocco, Travel Themed Photography 25

Travel Theme: Colourful -Journey through Marrakech

Whenever I come back from our travels, my mind is bursting with all the discoveries, stories, pictures that I want to write about! It happens even more so when we travel to new destinations unlike any we have been to before. For me this happened in China last month and it helped to write China Shenanigans at a glance and then later collect my thoughts to share my experiences more in detail.

Our four days in Marrakech this week was amazing and I am glad I have been given a very timely theme: Colourful to share with few words, one aspect of this journey that was so vivid in the Red City of Marrakech- COLOUR.  

Colourful Scarves at the Souks in Marrakech

Colourful Scarves at the Souks in Marrakech


We came upon Toilets that are painted brightly


Loved all the colourful and decorative Ceramic Tiles

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Indigo Powder Dye


Colourful Leather Shoes


Ceramic bowls, dishes and more in lovely colours

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One of the paintings in the lovely Riad we stayed at


Our visit to a Berber Village Home was more about earthen colours, but even here, we managed to find bright colours 🙂


Spices of all kinds!

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For some reason, people had colourful chickens as pets (!)


Carpets, Rugs and Fabrics in lovely shades of red,yellow and brown

Just a glimpse of the many colours we saw while walking through the Souks and streets of Medina. And I didn’t even go into the buildings, colourful windows and doors and the red and green we saw on our day out in the Atlas Mountain Region!

I must admit this was one place where I had to fight the urge to buy things so much. I rarely shop, especially when we go travelling. It saves us money which we can use for travelling, and even more so can happily spend the time doing so much! But here everything was so beautiful and colourful…it’s a good thing we are moving to New Zealand in a month’s time. Really helped to curb the urge to buy spices, fabric, ceramics and so much more!

This post is linked to Weekly Photo Challenge Roy. G.Biv, #WeeklyPostcards hosted by Travel Notes and Beyond, and #WeekendTravelInspiration hosted by Reflections Enroute  #Weekendwanderlust hosted by A Brit and a Southerner, and #Sundaytraveler  hosted by  A Southern Gypsy


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  • Arielle says: November 23, 2014 at 2:19 pm

    Gorgeous pictures! Everything is so colourful <3

  • goannasnake says: November 23, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    So many colours! I can’t decide which picture is my favourite.

    • samselim says: November 23, 2014 at 9:03 pm

      me neither 🙂

  • galanda23 says: November 23, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    I am like reading your posts, Samyia. They are always accompanied by these suggestive and colorful pictures that transport you into the exotic places that you so beautifully describe. Marrakech is no exception: very colorful and bursting with life. I liked the toilet picture, so funny colors for a restroom.

  • Constance - Foreign Sanctuary says: November 24, 2014 at 1:53 am

    I am in awe with the bright bold beautiful colors in all of these photos!! I especially love the first one – the shadows add so much to the overall image. Marrakech looks like such a vibrant place to visit!! Thanks for sharing!

  • The Retiring Sort says: November 24, 2014 at 4:00 am

    A great gallery!

    • samselim says: November 24, 2014 at 8:42 am

      Thank you 🙂

  • cvail says: November 24, 2014 at 8:43 am

    We are currently planning a trip to Marrakesh…I can’t wait to see all these colors. I have seen the painted chicks before…weird, right? Thanks for linking up with Weekend Travel Inspiration!

    • samselim says: November 24, 2014 at 8:45 am

      How exciting that you are going to marrakech! I would love to go back, enjoyed it so much. Chicks were strange!

  • Anna | slightly astray says: November 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Such lovely pictures. I always have such colorful images of Marrakech in my mind: the tiles, the marketplace, the textiles. I love the pictures of marketplace finds.

  • Vlad says: November 24, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    I’ve wanted to visit Morocco and Marrakech for a long time, it looks so interesting and different than everything I’ve seen before. I love how colorful the pictures are, especially the one with the powder dye. Poor chickens though 🙁

  • Adelina // PackMeTo says: November 25, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    It certainly is very colourful! And whoa, colored chickens?! I wonder why…

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  • Lifeplus1 (@mylifeplus1) says: January 29, 2015 at 1:30 am

    Quite possibly the prettiest public city toilet I’ve ever seen. :o) Love these photos. I can’t wait to visit Marrakech!


    • samselim says: January 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

      I thought the same, definitely the most colourful I have see 🙂 We loved our time in Marrakech, I hope you get to go, such a vibrant city!

  • Muriel says: February 4, 2015 at 1:09 am

    I imagine Morocco as a dance of colors and your photos confirmed that! That moment when you come back home and everything is so fresh in your mind, that’s my favorite moment too. I can’t wait to visit one day.

  • Paper Planes and Caramel Waffles says: February 4, 2015 at 7:57 am

    Whenever I see pictures of Marrakech, I always think the city looks so colourful and your photos make me think just the same! It just looks such a vibrant place! I think I’d also have to stop myself from buying everything – I wouldn’t have enough room in my luggage!

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  • lesvoyagesdumonde says: March 23, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    I’m left speechless looking at the dynamism and sheer brightness of the colours! I could easily fall in love with Marrakech. My favorite shot? The one of the indigo powder. It doesn’t even look real!

    • samselim says: March 29, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks 🙂 we found marrakech really amazing!

  • tamarasw says: May 6, 2015 at 3:55 am

    Beautiful photos! I love all the rich colors! Thanks for posting and sharing this with everyone; my only experience with Marrakech was the food box I ordered from TrytheWorld. That was fun but not the same as being there.

  • tamarasw says: May 11, 2015 at 5:37 pm

    You should try the Try The World food box–this month it’s from Marrakesh, and it was soooo much fun trying the food in it. They also include a booklet with cultural info, music play list, recipes, and more. I wrote about opening my food box when it arrived at

    • samselim says: May 11, 2015 at 10:25 pm

      thanks for the tip, might give it a shot 🙂

  • Monika says: September 16, 2015 at 7:15 pm

    Morroco is on my travel list! I love the colours I see in the pictures and I hope one day I’ll go and take such photos myself 🙂

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