marta and i headed from amsterdam to morocco when my Schengen Area visa expired. after a winter in berlin & amsterdam, the allure of mediterranean sun and fresh produce was difficult to resist.

we stayed in an old, refurbished riad in the middle of the medina of tetouan — the entirety of which has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. from our rooftop terrace, we looked over the medina, stretching into the distance along the contours of the hillside, with prayers from the surrounding minarets reverberating between the ancient walls.

this part of the journey was not without its bumps — i got pick-pocketed in the busy & cacophonous square one day and gave myself food poisoning by undercooking some beans a few days later — but what doesn't kill you. . .

cine español

the old lantern in the riad

pyramids of spices at the market

vendors at the market. . . we bought some fresh peas

exploring the pathways of the medina

a skylight deep within the medina

dusk from the rooftop

marta wrapped in berber blankets