Posts Tagged ‘marrakech riad’

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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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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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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New resident blogger for Hip Marrakech

Friday, July 19th, 2013

This is just a short post to introduce myself as the new resident blogger for! My name’s James Andersen, I’m currently a third year student of English Language and Literature at Leeds University. I’m on the editorial team for ‘Leeds Student’, the UK’s largest student newspaper and previously I’ve worked presenting radio shows in […]

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For the love of art

Sunday, June 16th, 2013

History and art are the two words that best describe the Red City, the latter evolving very much in time. You can find handmade objects in all the souks in the city, especially in the Medina, where the touch of the bygone times is present at every corner, and the city has not lost its […]

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The Hammam ‚Äď Your Source of Inner Peace

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

You are just a few days away from your trip to Marrakech and all you can think about are the wonderful relaxing days that you will spend there far from your daily routine. Finding the place of your dreams is not at all impossible given the great number of hotels and riads¬†specially designed to satisfy […]

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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 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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