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July 2018
Marrakech’s main square is the city’s magical centrepiece, a stage on which street-theatre performances are acted out across the day. Like any accomplished magician, Djemaa El Fna doesn’t reveal all the tricks up its sleeve straight away, meaning you’ll need to revisit it several times during the day to enjoy the full show. Here’s what...
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Marrakech is a city on the edge. Here, Europe, Africa and the Middle East mingle, and past and present are hard to tell apart. This ancient trading hub is a creative sweet spot where ideas thrive and flourish, making it a muse for artists and designers from around the world. The Vibrant colours of Jardin...
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Chefchaouen is an otherworldly escape nestled in Morocco’s Rif Mountains. As well as its distinctive palette of blue and white buildings, a striking contrast with the arid setting, this popular town has plenty to offer. Embark on strenuous hillside hikes or idle strolls, bathe in mountain streams, or embrace the culinary scene and excellent shopping....
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Trawling the humming streets of Marrakech in the afternoon sun will wear out even the most enthusiastic of explorers. Pushy sales pitches and the sheer hustle and bustle can quickly become a hassle, so it’s a lifesaver to know that tranquillity and cooler temperatures can be found in one of the many garden spaces only...
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The tourists has been photographing Morocco for more than four years and has now settled in Marrakesh, drawn in by the historic architecture mixed with an ever-changing creative scene. Navigating through the maze of the Medina, he’s usually on the hunt for cheap eats, refuge from the hustle and bustle and, as a travel photographer,...
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Bustling, locally loved street food stalls set up from morning until late night prove there’s more to Morocco’s food scene than bubbling meaty tajines and mountainous platters of couscous, the dishes with which the kingdom is most famously associated. But like the diverse cultures and changing landscapes across this stretch of North Africa, so too does...
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Moroccan crafts The first known inhabitants of Morocco, the Berbers were the forerunners in the field of crafts especially in the work of wool (carpet), iron and silver (jewelry), various utensils and clay (pottery) . After the Islamization and the arrival of the Arabs, other forms of crafts developed: copper work (various utensils, tables), wood,...
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The dunes of Merzouga reach a height of up to 150 meters in places and altogether it spans an area of 50 kilometers from north to south and up to 5–10 kilometers from east to west lining the Algerian border. The nearest sizable town is Erfoud, about 60 kilometers further north. One other city is...
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People Of Morocco Morocco’s location at the north west of Africa, a short sea journey from Europe, means it’s a kingdom that has been visited by many major powers throughout the centuries. Phoenicians, Romans, Carthaginians, Amazigh, Portuguese, Turks, Moors, Arabs, Spanish and French have all had a presence here over the years, and a host...
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Are you a Slow Traveller? Curious about the concept? Never heard about it before? Well this style of travelling is swiftly growing in popularity and Morocco is the ideal destination to practise it. Linking to the concepts of mindfulness and sustainable travel, Slow Travel is the polar opposite of the ‘cram-it-all-in four-cities-in five-days’ style of...
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