Posts Tagged ‘Marrakech Medina’

The Independent Shops of the Marrakech Medina

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Although Marrakech is famous for the shops and stalls of the Souks, every single alleyway, derb or street in the red city is filled with wonderful shops. These shops range from unique boutiques selling handmade jewellery, woodcraft items or leather shoes to more standard ‚Äėnewsagent-style‚Äô shops selling water, drinks and confectionary. The frequency of these […]

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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 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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The Last Storytellers of Morocco

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Essential reading for visitors to Marrakech! The Last Storytellers is a wonderful new collection of traditional tales from the city that will help visitors understand the culture and mystery of Morocco.

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Orange juice stalls: Jemaa al-Fnaa

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

If you speak to anyone who has traveled to the red city of Marrakech, one thing they will not forget to mention are the famous orange juice stalls that are colourfully scattered through the central square of Jemaa al-Fnaa.

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Petits Taxis of the Marrakech Medina

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

  As the red city of Marrakech slowly gets close to it’s 1000th year anniversary, it is fascinating to see how the city has evolved in a very unique way. Instead of the uniform roads you will find throughout many European cities, Marrakech has, and perhaps always will be a bustling hive of inter-linked pathways […]

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Hand painted street signs in Marrakech

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

¬† Within the ramparts of the Marrakech Medina, you will discover a city of interlinking alcoves and winding streets. As this ancient city has evolved in this unique way the task of assigning street names to many of the paths in the Medina is a difficult one. Although sign posts and street names are established […]

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Street art in Marrakech

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Street art can be found all over the Marrakech Medina and the new town of Guilez.¬†I have discovered that many of the murals throughout the city are in dedication to ‘KAC Marrakech’, the cities primary football club. However in a city of artists and craftsmen, it’s not surprising to see street art used in place […]

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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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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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