Before Morocco

 

I have already been to Morocco a few months before this trip during Ramadan and  I know quite a lot about the culture and religion of the people in Morocco, from the history of the medina and how tourism is a large aspect of their lives.

Because my previous visit was during Ramadan, I have an interest in the Muslim religion and the culture of Muslim people due to the strict rules within the Quran.

I know that material is very important in Morocco, especially Pashmina and leather, however, I do not agree with the use of leather due to personal beliefs and would like to avoid things like leather making and activities that involve the exploitation of animals such as camel riding.

I am a fine artist who specialises in painting landscapes, I am particularly interested in nature within morocco. One of the things that I wanted to do in Morocco but didn’t get the opportunity to do last time I visited was to go up the Atlas mountains.

 

My plan for the week in Morocco:

Tuesday

Arrive in Marrakech in Riad bahia salam

Wednesday

Tour around Marrakech – All day. Sightseeing

Thursday

Souks / Henna café / Clock café

Friday

Pre-planned workshops

Desert activities (based on what is available at the Riad and what price) – Camping/hiking/quadbiking etc

Saturday

Blind school activities

Hiking atlas mountains to see waterfalls and monkeys

Sunday

Spa to relax after the hiking / Souks / Photography opportunities of mountains etc

Monday

Visiting Mosques / City garden / Galleries

Belly dancing

Tuesday

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Author: alannah3012l5

I am a landscape painter who enjoys spending free time exploring and wandering through natural landscapes, understanding that the space I occupy in this world is tiny and temporary. The aim of my paintings is to evoke the same sense of wonder in the viewer that I experience while on my travels and to ignite the realisation that compared to our surroundings, we are miniscule and blend in, we are not above, nor do we have any higher importance than any other being or thing on this planet. My large oil paintings are designed to be displayed outdoors after being inspired by Katherine Grosse in the Venice Biennale, making them appear small in their surroundings, much like the people in them and the people viewing them. However, my zines and watercolours require more attention, showing that even smaller details contain whole worlds and landscapes of their own. Depending on our own experiences we see the prints differently. The text along with the images encourage the viewer to see the same landscape I see.

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