01/05/2011 05:30 pm ET Updated May 25, 2011

The Sights and Sounds of Morocco (PHOTOS)

Recently I've noticed a fast growing fascination with the Middle East and North Africa amongst more intrepid travellers. Whether that is because we are so exposed to the region through the news or just that the world is waking up to the incredible sights and sounds on offer it is hard to tell. Countries like Libya, Syria, Jordan and Egypt offer a compelling mix of history, culture and adventure, but Morocco is perhaps the most accessible in the region. On a recent trip to Morocco we soaked up the sights, sounds and smells of the Souk in Marrakech, trekked with mules in the Atlas Mountains and headed into the Sahara Desert on Camels all in the space of two weeks.

Morocco certainly isn't shy of the camera, I dare you to look through these highlights of Morocco and not feel at least a small urge to visit.