Posts Tagged ‘morocco culture’

Marrakech Reading List: ‘Humor and Moroccan Culture’ by Matthew Helmke

Friday, July 25th, 2014

For a book that includes the word humour in the title, ‘Humour and Morocan Culture’ is not particularly a funny book; but that is not to say that it is not worth a read. The books author, Matthew Helmke, promises that his short book “will explore and discuss the hidden aspects of Moroccan culture, things […]

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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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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 – 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 ‘ramida’, meaning scorching heat or […]

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The Moroccan Family

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

A common site. Two men walking leisurely through the streets of Marrakech, deep conversation, not meaning to get to any destination fast but tightly embraced hand to hand as they pass. Although becoming slightly dated and seen more so in the older generations, the Arab custom of same sex couples holding hands is an honor, […]

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Healthy milky treats for all local Marrakshi’s

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

Walking around La Medina through the live chicken counters, orange mountains and egg/ potato ‘Marrakech Sandwich’ stalls, you will find local groups congregating round a brightly lit shop filled with a bucket harem of fresh fruit and several full jugs. These are the fresh fruit milkshake bars that, although not very common, draw vast crowds […]

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Medina Life

Tuesday, December 11th, 2012

One of the charms of the Marrakech Medina is that you never quite know what you are going to come across, or what is going to come across you! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CVjkgjJlwW8 Sitting enjoying a mint teat at Henna Cafe one December day we were privileged to see  an engagement procession. The ancient medina of Marrakech continues […]

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