Posts Tagged ‘moroccan culture’

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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Women’s Co-operatives in Morocco

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Scattered throughout Morocco are women’s co-operatives, facilities in which women living in the surrounding area who may not be able to find employment are able to congregate and earn some extra income. On my way towards the seaside town of Essaouira (just a few hours from Marrakech by car) I encounter this co-operative. Here the […]

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The flag of Morocco

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Fastened to shops, houses and apartments the flag of Morocco is a common sight in the city of Marrakech. The bold shade of red holds significant cultural significance throughout Morocco, symbolising strength, valour and bravery. The five-pointed star that dominates the centre of the flag represents the seal of Solomon, an ancient symbol with much […]

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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 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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