Posts Tagged ‘visit morocco’

Moroccan spa: the Hammam

Friday, August 16th, 2013

On www.hipmarrakech.com¬† one of our new features are riads with Hammams. The Hammam is important in Moroccan culture and life. They are descended from Roman baths and modelled after Turkish baths. ¬†I once read that there are over 700 Hammams in Marrakech, most of which are just used by locals.¬† They are heated by a […]

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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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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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The secret box of the Marrakech souks.

Friday, August 9th, 2013

Deep in the souks of Marrakech you will discover one of the many stalls that sells traditional Moroccan chests and boxes. Hand crafted from the timber of walnut and coconut trees these chests come in a variety of designs that are unique to this corner of the world. There is one box however that is […]

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Camel milk in Morocco

Sunday, August 4th, 2013

For adventurous food lovers, Marrakech has an exciting scope of dishes and specialties to test your taste buds with. Camel milk, for example is a staple quite commonly drank by the Moroccan people. The milk retains a quite a sweet aftertaste and is usually drank on its own after dinner. Camel’s milk is highly nutritious […]

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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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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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