Open Air Fish Market - Essaouira

Exploring Morocco's historical fishing city and indulging in the "catch of the day"

I must admit I have never been a fish enthusiast, yet visiting fishing villages is high on my list of places to explore when visiting a new country. When Morocco Excursions contacted me to photograph their tour to Essaouira- Morocco's historical coastal city and a World Heritage Site - I jumped at the opportunity.

I had first heard of this exotic and soulful fishing city from locals in Marrakech. They mentioned that it is a perfect destination to immerse oneself in a world of colour, indulge in freshly caught fish, sample colourful traditional culture and mingle with the friendly fisherman.

They told me to visit hungry.