Marrakesh also known as the “Ochre City” is my favorite place in Morocco. Visiting there last summer, I got to see how the futuristic transport hub is creating solar power in action. Supplied by the Finnish company Naps Oy, who I met in Finland in 2010, I like the way the solar elements integrate with the design experience. I also love how the company has added a solar energy meter (see above), showing how much carbon dioxide has been spared from the atmosphere. Placed inappropriately below the meter is a large plastic wrap center where worried tourists slap reams of plastic onto their luggage to protect it. Well, the world can’t be made perfect all at once. See below for some remarkable photos of the beautiful Marrakesh airport.
Read more about our adventures in Morocco:
Staying at the Exclusive Kasbah du Toubkal
Riad Dar One in Marrakesh
Staying at Dar des Cigognes
Chasing Berbers in the Atlas Mountains
10 Tips for Traveling Like a Millionaire Without Stuff
Morocco and Egypt Eye Eco-Tourism Markets
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