Gray and rainy skies here in LA this week, so looking back to the blue skies (and a blue stairway to get there) of Essaouira.
Though full disclosure: just a few hours after this picture was taken the skies opened up and I got caught in a downpour. I had spent too much time wandering the markets and missed the fact that skies had turned dark.
Ended up having to charm my way into a taxi and get them to take me to my villa which was way off the beaten path up a dirt/mud road. They tried to charge me a huge surplus for the trip but surprisingly I bargained them down. The driver and his friend grumbled about the drive in bursts of English, French and Arabic, but eventually we bonded over music, blaring popular Moroccan music from the radio as we navigated the muddy streets.
Those are the funny little moments that don’t seem particularly significant at the time, but that end up sticking in my head from my travels. #theressomuchtosee