Where do you intend to spend your honeymoon? This is a question that I like to ask my couples. As he was joking, my Dad once told me that the honeymoon is the best part in getting married. Although I cannot agree with him, I believe that traveling together as a couple is a beautiful experience. In March 2022, I had the chance to turn the page of Covid-19 and have my first leisure trip abroad since some time. It was not a couple trip, though, because I had decided to travel alone, in order to best experience this aesthetical breakaway – and also because I believe that marriage should not prevent women from becoming strong, independent persons – and traveling alone is a good way to experience autonomous, solitary and delightful moments.
So I am not giving you tips for your honeymoon, here, but rather ideas about travelling. You may consider it an interlude in my many articles about wedding – and also an opportunity to see how fine art photographic style suits travel pictures.
For this trip I had settled my destination to Morocco. Not too complex a trip for this first discovery of the country at an adult age: first Marrakech, then a 3-day tour to the desert, and back to Marrakech again. I had hesitated about going to see other cities – there seems to be so many breathtaking places in Morocco! –, but as time goes by I am more and more convinced that in matter of places in time of vacation, “less is more” – just as for wedding styling. And I found out I was quite right: there were already so many spots to see in just one city in the week I had allotted to it!
I think that one of the things I liked the most in Moroccan architecture is the symmetry of Islamic art and the colorfulness of the thousands pieces of terracotta mosaics (“zellige”). One place that impressed me is the Bahia Palace (“The Palace of the Beauty”) that was built in the 19th century. I particularly enjoyed its intensely hued wooden ceilings and its gardens that smelled of orange blossom.