• REFLECTIONS ON MOROCCO and SAFETY

    I've been home from Morocco now for nearly two months and have been thinking about my time there and how we build up impressions and fears from how the media and current politics would have us feel ...

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    REFLECTIONS ON MOROCCO and SAFETY
  • MAGICAL MOROCCO

    Head to magical Morocco for a taste of the exotic on the African continent within easy reach of London, but a whole world and time away. Mint tea traditionally served with a flourish of hand in silver ...

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    MAGICAL MOROCCO
  • LONG WEEKEND IN MARRAKECH

    Beautifully exotic, with near year round sunshine a long weekend in Marrakech is the perfect getaway. Stay in an amazing riad, explore the labyrinthine souks and enjoy a mint tea on a roof terrace ...

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    LONG WEEKEND IN MARRAKECH
  • SAHARA DESERT ADVENTURE

    For anyone who's longed for a Sahara Desert adventure Morocco certainly is a great place to start.  The breathtaking dunes of the vast Sahara Desert rise out of nowhere in the South of Morocco and ...

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    SAHARA DESERT ADVENTURE
  • A DAY IN ESSAOUIRA

    I got up early one Saturday morning to catch the bus to Morocco’s coastal resort and spend a day in Essaouira. A little bohemian and more relaxed than Marrakech, the medina is easily laid out more or ...

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    A DAY IN ESSAOUIRA

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REFLECTIONS ON MOROCCO and SAFETY

I’ve been home from Morocco now for nearly two months and have been thinking about my time there and how we build up impressions and fears from how the media and current politics would have us feel about those places and their people.   Ultimately, most people are good. They want to have a job, have enough to eat and raise their families…

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MAGICAL MOROCCO

Head to magical Morocco for a taste of the exotic on the African continent within easy reach of London, but a whole world and time away. Mint tea traditionally served with a flourish of hand in silver tea pots on arrival at your riad, the stillness of the air, the smell of leather and of the spices piled high permeating the…

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LONG WEEKEND IN MARRAKECH

Beautifully exotic, with near year round sunshine a long weekend in Marrakech is the perfect getaway. Stay in an amazing riad, explore the labyrinthine souks and enjoy a mint tea on a roof terrace overlooking Jemaa El Fnaa at dusk – read on for what to do on a long weekend in Marrakech.   Saturday   Ben Youssef Madrasa – former…

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SAHARA DESERT ADVENTURE

For anyone who’s longed for a Sahara Desert adventure Morocco certainly is a great place to start.  The breathtaking dunes of the vast Sahara Desert rise out of nowhere in the South of Morocco and they are exactly how you imagine them and possibly even bigger.   I decided to take a last minute trip to see the Sahara desert and…

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A DAY IN ESSAOUIRA

I got up early one Saturday morning to catch the bus to Morocco’s coastal resort and spend a day in Essaouira. A little bohemian and more relaxed than Marrakech, the medina is easily laid out more or less in square blocks. The sales tactics are generally a lot more chilled out than in Marrakech and prices can be lower too. Look out for the artisan centre where…

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5 BIG SURPRISES ABOUT MOROCCO

Here are my 5 big surprises about Morocco I found when I travelled there recently:   I felt completely safe as a woman travelling alone I was fully prepared for catcalls, groping and uncomfortable exchanges with local men, but I did not experience a single thing that made me feel at risk. Yes in the souks the attempts from stallholders…

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