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15 Sep 2015

THERE’S MORE TO MOROCCO THAN MARRAKECH

So many of us have been to Marrakech. So many now consider that they have ‘done’ Morocco. I was beginning to feel that. It isn’t that it hasn’t got loads of charisma and charm; it’s just I want...

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Culture
22 May 2015

MEETING THE MOROCCANS

Who are the Moroccans? Dive through the mists of time and even as far back as Paleolithic times (between 90,000 and 190,000 years ago) you’ll find the land that’s now known as Morocco was inhabited...

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Excursions
11 May 2015

RIDING THE MARRAKECH ATLAS ETAPE – SUN AND CYCLING

The Marrakech Atlas Etape is one of the newer sportives in the world – the first was in 2013 – and I was determined to take part early. ...

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Culture
10 May 2015

FESTIVAL OF WORLD SACRED MUSIC

Before arriving in Fez, one of Morocco’s Imperial Cities, it wasn’t on my list of favourite cities. But after enjoying a week of concerts in some of the most magical venues, combined with exploring...

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Culture
09 May 2015

TIME FOR MOROCCAN TEA

The Japanese tea ceremony is famous the world over for its precise ritualistic nature and cultural significance. Mint tea is just as important in Moroccan culture. You’ll find that even in the...

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Excursions
08 May 2015

TIZI N TEST – MOROCCO’S BEST BIKING ROAD?

There are plenty of long and testing rides in Morocco, but this is about the best road to bike in all of Morocco: the Tizi n Test road. It’s labelled on maps as ‘difficult or dangerous’, which...

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Culture
01 May 2015

DID YOU KNOW?

Over the years I’ve picked up some good bits of trivia living here, and I’d like to share these Moroccan facts with you. The name of Jemaa el Fna, the vast market square in Marrakech, Morocco, can...

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Culture
30 Apr 2015

STOP AND TAKE TIME FOR THE ROSE FESTIVAL

When most people hear about Ouarzazate they immediately picture sand as far as you can see, along with sand-coloured buildings and sandstone walls. But not far away – about fifty miles to the west ...

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Sport
23 Apr 2015

SAHARAN STRETCH – FOUR REASONS DESERT YOGA IS THE BEST

One of the best things about yoga is that it can be practised anywhere: at the gym, in the living room, in the park. It’s almost a case of ‘have mat will travel’. But there’s no denying that your...

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Excursions
15 Apr 2015

SEVEN DAYS, SEVEN CITIES

So you’ve got a week in Morocco, how can you cram everything in? Whilst we’d recommend a more leisurely exploration of the Kingdom, here’s how you can do seven cities in seven days. Monday – Arrive...

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Culture
10 Apr 2015

THE ART OF MOROCCO

When I first moved to Marrakesh years ago it was what first drew me into the city life of this fantastic place. Marrakech has some of the most diverse and prestigious galleries in the entire world....

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Excursions
02 Apr 2015

THE BLUES OF CHEFCHAOUEN

When most people hear about Ouarzazate they immediately picture sand as far as you can see, along with sand-coloured buildings and sandstone walls. But not far away – about fifty miles to the west ...

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