I came across this photo the other day and instantly thought it was something worth sharing here. The photographer came across a stable of camels while walking and his wife put out her hand for the camel to say hello. They had just come from Marrakech where her hand had been painted.
The amazing thing about this photo to me is that the photographer had the presence of mind to snap the photo of the hand like that. Had it been me, I think I would have tried to capture the entire person and camel….or at least the face of the camel. This photo captures the magic of the Berber village and is the sort of photo that instantly carries you to a place you’ve never been and makes me want to book a flight to Morocco right now!
IF YOU GO: Morocco is a wonderful and magical place. It is ethnically unique and yet still very accessible from the US and Europe. I had the good fortune to travel their via ferry from Spain but to get to the Berbers it’s probably best to fly straight to Marrakesh or even Casablanca. Once there you may find French to be your best tool to communicate, the dialect of Arabic spoke there is different so if it’s not your first language you’ll likely find things difficult.
Photo Credit: Flickr user DavidDennisPhotos.com via creative commons licensing.