viernes, 14 de junio de 2013

Close the door behind you...

... And say one last good-bye to Africa. In a week I'll be talking french again, since I'm heading to Paris for a couple of days of great food and quality time with my friends. And in one month: Japan and China. I will keep you posted!

miércoles, 12 de junio de 2013

‘Cause I’m on top of the world

Like the song from Imagine Dragons says “I’m on top of the world/ Waiting on this for a while now”… But I finally did it. “I’ve had the highest mountains/ I’ve had the deepest rivers” but last May, during my short vacations in Morocco, I conquered another peak: the Atlas!

It is a mountain range across the north-western stretch of Africa extending about 2.500 km through Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. The highest peak has an elevation of 4.167 metres, and although we didn’t get there we arrived pretty high. But the most interesting thing about the Atlas is not its high, since it doesn’t even guarantees it a spot amongst the TOP 100 Higher Mountains in the World, the most interesting thing is the fact that it separates the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert, creating a beautiful mix of cultures.

Plus these mountains have been home to a number of plant and animal species unique in Africa, not to mention in the world, many of them endangered and some about to get extinct. So, as you can expect, I’m not showing you pictures of those plants or animals, but the following fish eye pictures are still pretty cool and vibrating, specially due to their contrast of colours, because Morocco is all about contrasts.

domingo, 9 de junio de 2013

Details on the wall

A couple of years ago I did this post on my fashion blog about details in the “urban fabric”, aka Barcelona’s walls. And even if you don’t understand Spanish you still can get the beauty of the images. The same here… Years latter, I found beauty again in walls, this time in Marrakech. And although this post is pretty self-explanatory I just wanted to say that what you will see next is a mere sample of what you can find in the walls of the Moroccan capital. The details are everywhere you look to remind you that “God is in the details”, or should I say Allah?!