Monday, April 28, 2014

High Atlas Part 1

Greeting you with an enthusiastic hug!  I've missed you and this little blog of mine.
Going from spending about 8 hours a day blogging and everything that goes with it
to full-time accounting again has been quite the adjustment.

I'm still loving my new job (I've even started dreaming in debits and credits again),
however, when I get home after a long day I just want NetFlix and wine before bed.
We were also traveling the past two weekends, so I just haven't had any time to blog.

Obviously, the blog will be changing a bit and I'm fine with that.
Less pressure to grow my stats and network,  it's once again my scrapbook scrapblog.
 I love travel, photography, blogging and exploring so none of that will change.

I hope that you will stick around.  As I've said before the best thing about blogging
is the connections I've made.

I'm editing hundreds of photos from Dunkirk, Gravelines, Bruges and Ghent
that I can't wait to show you.  But in the mean time, I really want to finish up with our Moroccan holiday. 

While we were in Marrakesh, we had an optional day trip up into the High Atlas Mountains.
Here are the photos from the first half of that day.

High Atlas Mountains Morocco


High Atlas Mountains Morocco

We stopped at a small cooperative where Berber women make Argon Oil by crushing argon nuts.
It's one of the rarest oils on earth and is used medicinally, cosmetically and in cooking.

High Atlas Mountains Morocco

High Atlas Mountains Morocco

High Atlas Mountains Morocco

We didn't get close to any camels during our time in Morocco, but hopefully on future travels.

High Atlas Mountains Morocco

High Atlas Mountains Morocco

High Atlas Mountains Morocco

We took a bus to a small town at the base of the mountains and stopped for some mint tea.
It was such a beautiful little spot full of children and families.
The primary mode of transportation changes from cars to donkeys the higher up you go.

High Atlas Mountains Morocco

High Atlas Mountains Morocco

High Atlas Mountains Morocco

If only I could have rented one of these beasts of burden to get me to our next stop.
Later this week I'll tell you about our walk hike up to the next village. 

High Atlas Mountains Morocco

High Atlas Mountains Morocco

High Atlas Mountains Morocco

High Atlas Mountains Morocco

High Atlas Mountains Morocco

Have you ever ridden a camel or a donkey?


21 comments:

  1. I completely understand trying to find the balance between blogging and work, I am still struggling with that as well. I rode a donkey in Greece down the stairs in Santorini. It was terrifying but wonderful all at once :)

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  2. Have you read my post on Friday? I expressed nearly the exact same sentiment in regards to returning my blog to an online journal vs trying so hard to grow it into something larger. I was finding it hard to strike the right balance between blogging and life and I've decided, of course, to chose life. :)

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  3. Globetrotter PostcardsApril 28, 2014 at 8:08 AM

    So glad you will continue blogging, even if its alightly different, i always enjoy reading and seeing your photos - you have such a great eye for framing a shot.

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  4. I'll still enjoy connecting and seeing your travels as often or as little as you are here!! :)

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  5. Love these photos of Morocco! Just came back and am missing it there (especially the warm weather)

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  6. Thanks for posting these, Selena. They are great pictures. I love your blog and as a new-ish blogger myself I totally understand how much time it can eat up!

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  7. I totally understand the struggle with blogging. It is extremely time consuming, and writing these travels posts is like reliving the trip. Obviously it's fun, but memory lane always takes longer than planned as you gape and awe at those good times :) Glad you are enjoying your new job! P.S. I am insisting that we ride a donkey in Greece! :)

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  8. Another beautiful post. Love the pics. The photo of the lovely ladies is my favorite. I have never ridden a camel or donkey...but I have milked a goat. Does that count? ;)

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  9. Beautiful photos! I can't wait to visit and see it all for myself! For now this will do.

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  10. You're gonna love it!!!! When will you be there??

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  11. Thanks, Jennifer! Milking a goat, certainly counts. When are you coming to visit?? Would so love to see you!!!

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  12. Ohh! Greece! When are you going? I was looking and lusting over picks of Santorini today. So lovely. I do love reliving our trips through photographs. This is my scrapbook!

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  13. Thanks so much, Susan. I never realized how much time it takes between editing photos and research. But I love it. I love your blog! I'm so jealous of your style. I need to hire you as my stylist.

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  14. I'm missing the warmth, too! And all of the bright colors.

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  15. Thanks, Tina! It feels good to just get back to what the blog was originally. Takes all the pressure off.

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  16. You're sweet! Thank you very much. I like to think it's a bit of talent, but I really just think it's the camera. I love your blog, too. So nice to follow along with your adventures.

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  17. Yes! I did read it. Seems like we came to the same conclusion at about the same time. It's nice to have all of the pressure gone. It's bringing back a level of fun that I was missing. You know I love your blog!

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  18. Fun!!! I've been lusting over photos of Greece lately. I'm desperately needing some warm sun on my skin!!

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  19. I can only imagine! The pressure you must have been under would have been quite a bit more than mine. You're a busy lady!

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  20. Oh! I miss you, too! If I had enough vacation time saved and a plane ticket in hand, I would be there tomorrow! Do know, a visit to see you is at the top of my bucket list. :)

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  21. I love your photos! If a scrapblog is all that is meant to be right now, I'll still be following along.

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