One of my favorite past times while traveling is to take to the streets, camera discreetly in hand and stroll like a local. I love watching how a city or small town unfolds from morning till the evening, a glimpse into another world. Business men walking briskly often briefcase or bag in tow, sellers hawking their wares and kids playing in the street. Each city center has a life of it’s own and I’m always fascinated to watch it play out and compare it my own country/ town.
On a 3 day trip in the city of Chefchaouen that was part of my 11 day Morocco adventure, I had the pleasure of roaming the streets, buying souvenirs for less than the overpriced scarves and trinkets in Marrakech and enjoying the delicious food. I had a hard time keeping my camera discreet as every corner I turned, I wanted to capture the beauty of this well traveled picturesque blue city.
I haven’t always been comfortable of snapping photos of people and after 9 months of traveling in Africa, I learned that often it was best to take mental photos than show off my (perceived wealthy) status with a pocket sized camera. But on this day, I held my camera in hand at my hips to make it less obvious I was capturing a shot-
a day in the life of the men in Chefchaouen.
Are you comfortable snapping photos of people?
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