La Hermosa Ciudad – Seville, Spain

  Seville is an awesome city to photograph and camp in. Colorful, chaotic. Vibrant but not too big. A messy, energetic clash of African design and European decadence, with a flamenco rhythm. Here are some photos I took of the city.  Plus, a free accommodation tip. (Top: Catholocism in exextremis. This photo is in the…

A Dire Warning – M’Hamid, Morocco

  In the desert, any bar is a good bar, but you don’t get to choose your drinking companions…   I step into the shade of the “La Boussole” bar and collapse gratefully onto a couch beside the dining table.  Outside, in M’hamid, the temperature is living up to the Sahara’s reputation. (Above: watering holes…

Big Footprints – Volubilis, Morocco

…The highlight of the tour is the brothel, and the famous phallus stone.  It’s not too clear what the stone’s purpose was, but it is leeringly suggested by the guide to be a sort of bench mounted dildo… It’s a typically hot and sunny, Moroccan autumn day.  From the foot of the hill I can see…

Sand in the Lens – Merzouga, Morocco

Hitchhiking the road from Merzouga, Morocco, through the Atlas Mountains is enough to make your eyeballs bleed.   Serious eye candy. (Above: Merzouga, Morocco.) (Merzouga.) (The Atlas Mountains.) (Todra Gorge.) (The Ziz Valley.) >> More photos of Morocco. >> Like Raw Safari on FaceBook. View Larger Map

Into the Desert – M’Hamid, Morocco

…Mohamed climbs out and walks around the car.  He squints at the sand around the door sills and kicks at the tires.    Bill and I look at each other, and feel grateful we brought plenty of water.   “Now we push”, says Mohammed… It’s 06:45.  The sun’s coming up.  I untangle myself from my sleeping…

A Small World – Tamnougalt, Morocco

…Several films have been shot in Tamnougalt, Alami tells us, including “Babel”. “I loved that film”, I say.    “Cate Blanchett is Australian, you know?  I met her at a barbeque once.” “It is a quite small world”, Alami says, “my cousin was an actor in that “Babel”… As we bump down the rocky track…