Posts Tagged ‘Marrakech souks’

The Mystery of the Hanging thread

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Although Marrakech is often known as ‚ÄėThe Red City‚Äô¬†thanks¬†to the pis√©-cement¬†ramparts that surround the old town, once you enter the¬†Medina¬†it becomes clear that Marrakech actually holds a multitude of bright and vibrant colours. We noticed at this point in the ‚ÄėNeedle and Thread‚Äô Medina walk, as you turn south towards the Jemaa el-Fna Square, there […]

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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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Moroccan shoes

Tuesday, August 6th, 2013

From sandals to slippers, Morocco is an ideal place to buy yourself a new pair of shoes. This is specifically¬†because leather work is a craft that has been practiced for centuries within Morocco and is as a result, renowned for its high caliber quality. Moroccan slippers or ‘Balgha’ are one of the most sought after […]

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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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