I was almost there…
I've always dreamed of visiting Morocco, and even if I could only be there for a couple of days, at least I will have seen it, and if I love it, maybe one day I'll get the chance to go back. I was going to be in Lisbon for my annual Worldwide Photo Walk, and after learning that Morocco is just a short 1+ hour direct flight from there, I started planning.
My brother Jeff would be with me, and I talked a few of my buddies into coming along, so right after my photo walk ended in Lisbon, we raced off for our short TAP Portugal airlines flight to marvelous Marrakech.
I'll tell the rest of the story in the captions, and at the bottom of the post, I'll share some behind-the-scenes shots of me and the crew (dubbed "team epic").
Behind the Scenes Shots
Here's a few shots of "Team Epic" in Marrakech. In the top shot (below), from L to R that my brother Jeffrey, center Mike McCaskey, and R: the Intrepid Dave Williams. The behind-the-scenes shot of me taking that shot, is by our buddy Peter Treadway.
Below: That's our awesome Airbnb "Riad" (small hotel with courtyard)
It was an incredible bargain - it came with a very yummy continental breakfast served in the covered, air-conditioned courtyard each day, and we basically had the whole "hotel" (called a Riad when it has a courtyard like this) to ourselves. They even had decent wi-fi. We'd all sit in this courtyard at night; have some snacks and drinks, and process our images. It was just about perfect, and so incredibly inexpensive. It was NOT in an awesome neighborhood, but with 5-guys we felt OK walking back there at night. If it had been just the wifey and me, we would have been pretty uncomfortable walking through that area by our self (of course, if it were just the wifey and me, we'd be staying at the La Mamounia - that's how she rolls. Can I get a whoop whoop!).