My guide Hassan was wonderfully serious about his love for his home of Morocco.  It always makes for a much richer experience to travel with someone that knows the history and culture of the area.  Actually, it’s even nicer to travel with someone that’s equally curious about your culture.  It makes for stimulating conversation when comparing and contrasting lives and experiences.


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  1. Mafalda

    January 31, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    What a beautiful picture, it’s like you can read who he is on his face. He seems very nice.
    Mafalda ❤

  2. Amsle

    January 31, 2014 at 2:26 pm

    Beautiful! This man is so full of life.

  3. Jen

    January 31, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Sounds like the perfect travel companion! Great portrait :)

  4. Chahrazad

    January 31, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    He looks happy. A real smile! Love the fact that you made pictures in Morocco. <3


  5. Teddy

    January 31, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    great jacket!! i’m drawn to those lanterns behind him – really want one

  6. Jeremiah

    January 31, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    I am curious to know if Hassan has any insight or observation on the extent to which the elements of poverty/make-do determine one’s outfit, vs. personal aesthetic choices. Do you ever talk with him about this?

    • debbie

      January 31, 2014 at 4:08 pm

      Wondering the same thing myself. If you spent any length of time w/him, he must have been able to give some insight on the gentlemens’ dress whom you photographed this week?

    • LindaB

      February 2, 2014 at 8:38 pm

      Yes, I’m curious too.
      Ciao, L.

  7. Sevan

    January 31, 2014 at 3:16 pm

    Quel homme magnifique !

  8. Sarah

    January 31, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    I agree! I had a cabbie in San Francisco who took us on a scenic route (a bit more expensive, but well worth it) and told us the history behind the neighborhoods and buildings in the city. He told us about the old military barracks and the psych wards there and took us through George Lucas’s campus for film school and projects. I wish I’d gotten his name. I would definitely call the company and ask specifically for him on my next trip!

  9. Trinity

    January 31, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    LOVING this photo! He is beautiful. Although at first I thought he was wearing my favorite wool J-Jill coat, and then decided that it is possibly a Snuggie(?) I still love it!!

    • Asmaa

      February 1, 2014 at 5:36 am

      He is wearing a man wool Djellaba, a traditional moroccan outfit. As a true artist, Scott knew how to capture the beauty of Morocco true his lens. I am rediscovering my country with your pictures!

    • Hafsa

      February 1, 2014 at 10:23 am

      It’s a Moroccan djellaba :) they are traditional hooded Berber overcoat/robes worn over any outfit . I’m Moroccan and I know this to be true. Google djellaba for more pictures! There are djellabas for both men and women.

  10. Taj

    January 31, 2014 at 11:20 pm

    Admire this portrait of a man so at ease in his skin, his surroundings. It speaks also to pride in one’s heritage. A good guide certainly is indespensible for opening a window into the nuances of a country and its people, and sometimes intimately so. This is one of your best…

  11. Escondido

    February 1, 2014 at 12:56 am

    I am always amazed by the brilliant white of garments — Is it me or is it particularly noticeable in desert climates? — when I can’t seem to keep something smudge free for more than about 10 minutes. What is the secret?

  12. Ann

    February 1, 2014 at 1:24 am

    I love his smile and agreed. Love to learn and experience for the whole life and one day I wish to have a chance for traveling to Morocco.

  13. azure

    February 1, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I love that you’ve shared your trip with all these beautiful photos and bloggings. this photo is my fav, he is so real, and so full of life. his face shows it, his smile, even the way he is holding his hands tells you at whatever moment you captured this photo, he is really enjoying that moment. and enjoying the moments are the most important thing. the little parts that are so important than the bigger scheme of things sometimes.

  14. Ruth

    February 1, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I love how your photo draws my eye to his scarf and then to the beautiful inlay of white on the chair behind Hassan. His cultural attire and the furniture seems to amplify his particular joy.

  15. tania

    February 1, 2014 at 8:59 pm

    Beautiful, warm smile

  16. Alina

    February 2, 2014 at 4:25 am

    Have you met this man when you first came to Morocco?
    Probably that`s why you loved this country so much. Cause you`ve met the right person. Who loves his country very much.

  17. CBC

    February 2, 2014 at 8:01 am

    you must of been impressed by his sense of style….perfect compliment to you

    • CBC

      February 4, 2014 at 8:09 am

      How come u didn’t ask the man with 2 hats to be your driver…that would be very intersting

  18. Anonymous

    February 2, 2014 at 11:26 am

    I love the composition of this photo, the browns and white. Striking.

  19. Tracy

    February 3, 2014 at 12:32 am

    I love his face.

  20. Paula

    February 3, 2014 at 3:38 am

    Would you mind sharing the information for your tour guide–Hassan?

    My husband and I are traveling to Morocco in March and I would very much love to find a trustful driver, from a trustful source.

    Thank you for your time,

    • Eve K.

      February 22, 2014 at 12:56 am

      His name is Hassan Idfath. We just spent an incredible week having him tour us around the entire country, with grace, style, kindness and deep knowledge about every town we passed through. He’s reachable at [email protected].

      • Name*

        February 22, 2014 at 6:16 am

        Thank you Eve ,i enjoyed your company so much.

  21. alessandra de leonardis

    February 3, 2014 at 3:48 am

    I still remember the night I arrived Ouarzazate, the sky seamed so close I could almost touch it!
    nice pic

  22. Matthew

    February 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Hi, great photo!

  23. Karen

    February 4, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    This fellow is stylish. The pale blue of his scarf and the grey of the djellaba is great. I received a djellaba as a gift from a family member as a kid. It was cotton one. It was beautiful, brilliant blue and yellow and had some gold thread. I lived in it. I wore it out over the course of a summer. If I wasn’t wearing it, it was in the wash or I was in the pool.

  24. pinkandorange

    February 4, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I loved Morocco so much it hurts to remember it.

  25. Martine

    February 9, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    This guy looks like someone that keeps the conversation lively and interesting, but keeps his actual opinions on lockdown. I have seen that kind of person before.

  26. bentahar

    March 4, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    A man face can tell more than a whole book about the identity and the culture .mr hassan is a perfect ambassador of morocco .his enthusiasm and devotion got no limits .he is worth such comments from professionals .

  27. Jan J

    May 16, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    Morocco is awesome and this photo Illustrates it in an amazing manner. Waiting to see more stuff like this.

  28. Casablanca Tours

    February 25, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    He must be a BERBER man. It appears in his Face scaling..
    Nice photo, thanks for sharing with us..

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