July, 2013

Marrakech: A city in motion

Wednesday, July 31st, 2013

Marrakech is renowned for being a bustling hive of activity. During you’re visit you will discover a city charged with movement as cars, taxis and motorbikes finding their destinations through the city streets, day and night. What is perhaps most fascinating however is that donkeys, horses and ponies are still widely used by the Moroccan […]

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Sunsets in Marrakech

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

    The perfect way to spend an afternoon in Marrakech is by visiting one of the¬†many restaurants and cafes in the central square (Jemaa El fnaa). From there you can enjoy a glass of traditional mint tea on top of the terraces and appreciate the astounding views as the sun slowly sets behind the […]

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The flag of Morocco

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Fastened to shops, houses and apartments the flag of Morocco is a common sight in the city of Marrakech. The bold shade of red holds significant cultural significance throughout Morocco, symbolising strength, valour and bravery. The five-pointed star that dominates the centre of the flag represents the seal of Solomon, an ancient symbol with much […]

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Moroccan fruit

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

During your stay in Morocco you will see that it is often custom for a variety of fresh fruits to be eaten for desert in place of the confectioneries that we might be more used to back in the UK for example. Grapes, pineapples, plums, dates and melon are but a few of the favorites […]

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Fun and games in Jemaa El Fnaa

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Alongside the food stalls and tradesmen in the centre of Marrakech is this interesting spectacle. Tourists and locals alike test their patience and focus as they try their hand at this hoop game. “It looks a lot easier than it is” a passing tourist informs me, as I watch the crowd try and loop small […]

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Gunua: Fridays special prayer

Friday, July 26th, 2013

This friday was a special day in regards to the fasting month of Ramadan which is currently going on in the Muslim world. On this day was ‘Gunua’, a distinct occasion which left the mosques overflowing onto the street, as is pictured above outside a mosque in Jemaa El Fnaa, central Marrakech.

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Astounding views of the Atlas Mountains: Jemaa El Fnaa

Thursday, July 25th, 2013

  On a clear day in Marrakech, a stunning view of the rooftops of the Marrakech Medina and the looming Atlas mountains is best seen from one of the many cafe and restaurant terraces in the centre of Marrakech, Jemaa El Fnaa. As your day draws to a close you may consider returning as this […]

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The Majorelle Gardens: Marrakech’s botanical paradise

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

Just a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride from the Marrakesh Medina are the Majorelle Gardens (Le Jardin Majorelle). The garden’s were created as a project by the French artist Jacques Majorelle between the 1920’s and 30’s and have grown to become one of Marrakech’s most popular tourist attractions. As I travel […]

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The Ourika Valley waterfall

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

    After arriving at the remarkable Ourika Valley I soon discover that the only way is up. Following a short hike through the Berber communities that inhabit the area I arrived at the Ourika waterfall itself. After speaking with the owner of a cafe just next to the cascade, he informs me that when […]

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The stunning Ourika Valley

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

This is a photo of the strikingly beautiful Ourika Valley. Being only an hour’s drive from the centre of the Marrakech Medina¬†this is a short excursion that your visit to Morocco won’t be complete without. After arriving to the valley a short hike will take you to the waterfalls that rest at the peak.

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