Posts Tagged ‘marrakech riad’

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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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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Flowers of Marrakech: city of colours

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Though the ancient city of Marrakech has gained its nickname as the ‘red city’ because of the intense shade of red that is used to colour many of the residences here, don’t think that the city can be easily defined by this one colour.

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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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Street art in the Marrakech Medina

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

From the new town of Guilez to the winding streets of the Medina, street art is a common sight throughout the red city of Marrakech. Just north of the cities famous souk district and a two minute walk from the Riad Star you will discover one piece of art with has become particularly popular among locals […]

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Lamp boutique’s in Jemaa al-Fnaa

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Lamp’s have been a hugely important aspect of Moroccan architecture and design for centuries and are used in all four corners of Morocco to decorate shops, restaurants and houses. Hand-crafted Moroccan lamps come in all shapes and sizes and often take a painstakingly long time to complete. This lamp boutique in the centre of the of Marrakech […]

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Tachalhit: The Berber tongue

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Multilingualism has evolved in Morocco over the centuries to a point where many Moroccan’s speak French, Spanish or English as additional languages. Darija Arabic and Berber are widely acknowledged as the countries two official languages however. In the Marrakech region of Morocco the ‘Tachalhit’ form of Berber often be heard being called through the streets. […]

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The secret box of the Marrakech souks.

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Deep in the souks of Marrakech you will discover one of the many stalls that sells traditional Moroccan chests and boxes. Hand crafted from the timber of walnut and coconut trees these chests come in a variety of designs that are unique to this corner of the world. There is one box however that is […]

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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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Camel milk in Morocco

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

For adventurous food lovers, Marrakech has an exciting scope of dishes and specialties to test your taste buds with. Camel milk, for example is a staple quite commonly drank by the Moroccan people. The milk retains a quite a sweet aftertaste and is usually drank on its own after dinner. Camel’s milk is highly nutritious […]

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