Cultural & Geographical

Ramandan, a time of spiritual reflection

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

If you plan to visit Marrakech during Ramadan, you should know that this is the most important religious event celebrated by the Islamic world and it takes place during the ninth month of the year, according to the Islamic calendar. ¬†The term Ramadan finds its roots in the Arabic word ‚Äėramida‚Äô, meaning scorching heat or […]

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The Moroccan Family

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

A common site. Two men walking leisurely through the streets of Marrakech, deep conversation, not meaning to get to any destination fast but tightly embraced hand to hand as they pass. Although becoming slightly dated and seen more so in the older generations, the Arab custom of same sex couples holding hands is an honor, […]

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The Good People of Marrakech

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Permently parked by Bab (gate) Doukkala in a very temporary looking outdoor office sits Mohamed who is the man people go to from Marrakech to have their plastic needs fulfilled. Laminating passport, drivers licences or one of the many many documents needed to successfully fulfill a visa application to almost anywhere outside of Morocco, can […]

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Alzama Synagogue

Friday, December 14th, 2012

The ALZAMA synagogue dates back to the 1500’s when it was built by the then thriving Moroccan Jewish community living in Marrakech. ¬†Today it is overseen by Rabbi Shalom, a charming man with endless patience and an endless supply of stories. The Jewish quarter, knows as the Mellah is located to the South of the […]

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Yoga and Reiki in Morocco

Thursday, January 28th, 2010

Calling all adventurers – One of the riads that we feature, Riad ZamZam is offering a retreat inclusive of yoga, reiki, Medina Tour, Marrakech Desert, walking in the Atlas Mountains and Spa with massage and hammam. Come and explore the exciting Medina and souks where Emma will help you purchase some special handcrafted goods. Enjoy […]

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