The Year in Review – My Travels in 2014

Last January I had my year of travel mostly planned.  I stuck to some plans but ended up doing much more than anticipated.  While I have a few trips booked already I have to be much more flexible this year.  With having to renew my visa later in the year it means that I can’t…

Marrakesh: Discovering The Red City

On a flight back to London from Rome a few years ago I was sat across from a professional photographer.  He was reviewing his photos on an iPad and it was quite clear that he had recently been in Morocco.  I saw pictures of spices and tanneries and the colours drew me in straight away….

Weekly Photo Challenge: Threes

Marrakesh, Morocco. A trip to the Jewish spice market was an explosion of colours and smells.  It also wasn’t an area where many tourists go but it was one of my favourite places in the city.

Valentine’s Day in the High Atlas Mountains

It was predicted to be a hot one, 30+ in Marrakesh on Valentine’s day.  This was the day I had booked for a tour of the Atlas Mountains and when in the city I came to learn that when its hot Marrakeshis head for the hills.  Pure coincidence and nice to learn that I would…

Senegal: Saying Goodbye

After the two weeks in Ziguinchor we headed back to Dakar to finish off our final week before returning to Toronto.  We had our last sight seeing trip planned and that was to see Lac Rose – Pink Lake. A unique bacteria in the water gives it this pink colour.  It also has a very…

Senegal: Village Life

One day we made a trip out to a village that was about 2 hours outside of Dakar.  The organisation we were with works with this village and supports them with acquiring resources (i.e grain grinding machine) and sustainment. Here women work on a plot getting it ready to plant crops. My favourite picture of…

Senegal: The Beginning

I was lucky to be chosen to participate in an international youth exchange in 2008.  This was organised through my then work place so I did not have to pay for any of it.  Another employee working at a different branch of the company, Christine, was also selected.  We spent a month and a half…