Posts Tagged ‘visit marrakech’

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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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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The Figue de Barbarie

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The¬†Figue de Barbarie goes by many names: the prickly pear, Karmous, Handia, Opuntia ficus-indica or simply, and perhaps most obviously, the Fig. However, whatever you call it, it is delicious. The¬†Figue de Barbarie, as we shall call it for now, is a popular summer fruit throughout Marrakech and, between May and October, it is sold […]

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Iftar in Marrakech

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

The Iftar, taken from the Arabic ō•ŔĀō∑ōßōĪ‚Äé, which literally translates as ‚ÄėBreakfast‚Äô, 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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Flowers of Marrakech: city of colours

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Though the ancient city of Marrakech has gained its nickname as the ‘red city’ because of the intense shade of red that is used to colour many of the residences here, don’t think that the city can be easily defined by this one colour.

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Handmade Moroccan confectioneries

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

As well as simply being delicious, Moroccan confectioneries are encompassed by important cultural significance from the very first stages of their production to their final destinations on the tables of families.

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Orange juice stalls: Jemaa al-Fnaa

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

If you speak to anyone who has traveled to the red city of Marrakech, one thing they will not forget to mention are the famous orange juice stalls that are colourfully scattered through the central square of Jemaa al-Fnaa.

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Street art in the Marrakech Medina

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

From the new town of Guilez to the winding streets of the Medina, street art is a common sight throughout the red city of Marrakech. Just north of the cities famous souk district and a two minute walk from the Riad Star¬†you will discover one piece of art with has become particularly popular among locals […]

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Lamp boutique’s in Jemaa al-Fnaa

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

Lamp’s have¬†been a hugely important aspect of Moroccan architecture and design¬†for centuries and are used in all four corners of Morocco to decorate shops, restaurants and houses. Hand-crafted Moroccan lamps come in all shapes and sizes and often take a painstakingly long time to complete. This lamp boutique in the centre of the of Marrakech […]

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Zellige in the Bahia Palace

Sunday, August 11th, 2013

Located in the heart of the Medina, just a five minute walk from Marrakech’s central square is the Bahia Palace. The palace is an enclosed oasis next to the hustle and bustle of the rest of the red city and inside it you will find trickling fountains, orange trees and shaded gardens. Perhaps the most […]

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