We were amazed when we sat down on the third story of Cafe Restaurant Nid Cigogne near Palais el-Badi and looked across the square. A stork’s nest.

It had been a long day of walking, and our last destination of the day was Palais el-Badi in the southern part of Marrakech. We knew we were going to come back here the next day with my other siblings, but the ruins of a palace… who can turn that down?!

The storks were everywhere. Their nests were perched on top of roofs, towers and ruined walls. They seemed to watch over the city as guardians.