Posts Tagged ‘visit marrakech’

Gnawa music: a Moroccan mystery

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

From the red city of ancient Marrakech to the blue streets of Chefchaouen one thing you will not miss are the abundance of ‘Gnawa’ musicians. There is a world of mystery surrounding the origin of this revered and celebrated art form. Moroccan’s agree that it originated from the southern reaches of the Saharan deserts but […]

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Petits Taxis of the Marrakech Medina

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

  As the red city of Marrakech slowly gets close to it’s 1000th year anniversary, it is fascinating to see how the city has evolved in a very unique way. Instead of the uniform roads you will find throughout many European cities, Marrakech has, and perhaps always will be a bustling hive of inter-linked pathways […]

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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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Essaouira: The blue dock’s of the East-African coast.

Saturday, August 3rd, 2013

  Only a 2 hour drive from the centre of Marrakech is the sleepy seaside town of Essaouira. Sandy beaches, a delicious variety of fish restaurants and the East-African ocean give the port town a unique sense of character, making it a popular destination for those wanting to take a break from the intense heat […]

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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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Aqueducts of the Ourika Valley

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

One excursion that you cannot afford to miss during your stay in Marrakech, is the short hours drive to the the Ourika valley’s. The valleys are inhabited mainly by the Berber peoples and are a popular destination for tourists and the Marrakshi people, who make the climb to the top of the valley too bathe […]

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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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Sunsets in Marrakech

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

    The perfect way to spend an afternoon in Marrakech is by visiting one of the¬†many restaurants and cafes in the central square (Jemaa El fnaa). From there you can enjoy a glass of traditional mint tea on top of the terraces and appreciate the astounding views as the sun slowly sets behind 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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Moroccan fruit

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

During your stay in Morocco you will see that it is often custom for a variety of fresh fruits to be eaten for desert in place of the confectioneries that we might be more used to back in the UK for example. Grapes, pineapples, plums, dates and melon are but a few of the favorites […]

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