Posts Tagged ‘things to do in marrakech’

The Bahia Palace, Marrakech

Sunday, December 14th, 2014

Located along Rue Bahia Bab in the Mellah district of the Marrakech Medina is the Bahia Palace, a stunning set of tranquil gardens enclosed within the beautifully decorated walled pavilions. Bou Ahmed, a former slave who rose to a position of power under sultans Moulay Hassam and Abd Aziz, built the palace in the last […]

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Tiswin Museum, Marrakech

Monday, December 1st, 2014

The Tiskiwin Museum was founded Bert Flint – a Dutch anthropologist who himself has been a Marrakech resident since 1957– to display highlights from his personal collection of Amzigh Berber artefacts. Such is the importance of Flint’s collection that Tiskiwin is now part of the Marrakech University Cadi Ayyad. The stunning collection includes Berber tents, […]

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The Mystery of the Hanging thread

Monday, November 10th, 2014

Although Marrakech is often known as ‘The Red City’ thanks to the pisé-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 ‘Needle and Thread’ Medina walk, as you turn south towards the Jemaa el-Fna Square, there […]

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The Independent Shops of the Marrakech Medina

Sunday, September 7th, 2014

Although Marrakech is famous for the shops and stalls of the Souks, every single alleyway, derb or street in the red city is filled with wonderful shops. These shops range from unique boutiques selling handmade jewellery, woodcraft items or leather shoes to more standard ‘newsagent-style’ shops selling water, drinks and confectionary. The frequency of these […]

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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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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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Street Food – A Moroccan pizza

Monday, March 18th, 2013

A delicious street food pizza made the Moroccan way brings back locals’ memories of female relatives rising before anyone to prepare this very simple but wholesome pancake. Msemen or rghaif is a simple thick square pancake enjoyed at breakfast tables and small female led cafes throughout the country, cooked very traditionally directly on a hotplate […]

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How to command your camel

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

    A short guide to camel riding with thanks to Abdul who owns a small train of camels just outside the medina walls a short walk from riads Dar Beija, Dar Habiba and Dar El Souk Stand from sitting is ‘Bayokav’ Forward is ‘Arrrrrrr’ Stop is ‘Shhhhhh’ Sit down from standing is ‘Jmell Bayokav’ […]

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Swing Low Sweet Hajhouj

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

An African instrument that reached The North of Africa during the golden age of Morocco in the 15 century, the hajhouj is a significant culture in itself. At the height and as a result of the the slave trade, a mix of African cultures, faiths and musical instruments saturated the continent and with it, the […]

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