After a wait of almost six years, last week saw me leave the shores of Europe once again.
I spent a long weekend soaking up the sights and sounds of Marrakech and central Morocco, exploring my first new country of the year and my first new continent since 2009.
Marrakech is an incredible place – the city really did surprise me in a number of ways – not least by how bloody cold it was – and we even managed an excursion through the Atlas Mountains to the edge of the Sahara Desert.
We packed a lot into our four-day trip and I’m looking forward to writing about it over the coming weeks. But for now, you can whet your appetite with some of the best shots from the trip. Enjoy!