Marrakech

Marrakech by night in the Summer

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

During the summer, local Marrakchis will always tell you that their city is better during the night. Many often chuckle at the idea of leaving indoors and traipsing around the streets during the day on the tourist trail, preferring to nap the day away inside. Indeed, Marrakech summers are always very hot; just this last […]

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The Traditional Moroccan Kaftan

Thursday, August 14th, 2014

The Kaftan is perhaps the most common item of clothing worn by women across Morocco. It functions as a robe or tunic can be found in a variety of materials including Wool, Cashmere, silk and cotton. It is perhaps this versatility that makes the Kaftan so popular: it can be worn all year round and […]

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Don McCullin, The Marrakech Museum for Photography and Visual Art (MMP+), Badi Palace

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

  Don McCullin is an internationally renowned British photographer widely considered as a pioneer in the art of Photojournalism. His black and white photography documents a wide variety of subjects from traditional African tribes to warzones in Palestine, Vietnam and Northern Ireland, from stunning landscapes of his home in Somerset to images of urban strife […]

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Time-lapse of the Supermoon over Marrakech, August 2014

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

One of the biggest talking points in yesterday’s papers and on social media was the occurrence of the so-called ‘Supermoon’. A Supermoon – or the ‘perigee moon’ to give it it’s technical name – is the correspondence of a full moon with the closest approach the moon makes to the earth during it’s orbit. This […]

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The World-Famous Moroccan pastries during Eid-al-Fitr

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Moroccan pastries come in many different shapes and sizes and use many different ingredients. During the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the Chabakeya is most commonly eaten by Moroccans to break fast as it is sweet and contains a lot of energy. But even outside of Ramadan the pastries are still very popular: they are eaten at […]

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Postcards and Letters from Marrakech

Wednesday, August 6th, 2014

Isn’t it wonderful when you receive a postcard or handwritten letter from a loved one whilst they are holiday? There is nothing better than sharing the magic of Marrakech with a friend, family or loved one in a personal note. Furthermore, with the risk of sounding like a stamp collector, there is something quite enjoyable […]

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Marrakech Reading List: ‘Humor and Moroccan Culture’ by Matthew Helmke

Friday, July 25th, 2014

For a book that includes the word humour in the title, ‘Humour and Morocan Culture’ is not particularly a funny book; but that is not to say that it is not worth a read. The books author, Matthew Helmke, promises that his short book “will explore and discuss the hidden aspects of Moroccan culture, things […]

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The Figue de Barbarie

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Figue de Barbarie goes by many names: the prickly pear, Karmous, Handia, Opuntia ficus-indica or simply, and perhaps most obviously, the Fig. However, whatever you call it, it is delicious. The Figue de Barbarie, as we shall call it for now, is a popular summer fruit throughout Marrakech and, between May and October, it is sold […]

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Iftar in Marrakech

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Iftar, taken from the Arabic إفطار‎, which literally translates as ‘Breakfast’, refers to the evening meal when Muslims end their fast during Ramadan. In Morocco, as elsewhere, it is traditional for people to try and break their fast at home, with their families. Therefore in the moments leading up to Iftar there is a […]

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The Watermelons of Marrakech

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Watermelons are thought to have originated in southern Africa, where it is often found growing wild. Of course, today the watermelon is enjoyed all over the world and is often associated with warm climates and hot weather. It is not surprising then that Morocco is the world’s 12th melon exporter in the world. Indeed, melon […]

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