Day trip to Meknes and Volubilis (by bus and hitchhiking)

Meknes and Volubilis are two very different but both magnificent ancient places within a stone’s throw of each other. They are in northern Morocco between Fes and Rabat. UNESCO lists both places as World Heritage Sites for their Outstanding Universal Value.   Volubilis was an important site for a millennium before becoming a major Roman […]

7 Must See Medinas of Morocco

Medinas of Morocco

Medinas (Old Towns) of Morocco are possibly the most well known feature of the country. Five of them are inscribed as Unesco World Heritage sites.  All of them are fascinating to explore. They are typically characterised by a maze of narrow streets, courtyard houses (Riads) and an absence of motor traffic – if you don’t […]

Moroccan Bath – My experience of Hammam Mouassine in Marrakech

hammam, moroccan hammam

  Moroccan Bath – Moroccan Hammam I had always wondered about the Moroccan bath. I had experienced all kinds of fancy scrub treatments in Vietnam, Thailand and hammam spa in Oman. I had been in saunas and steam rooms.  But I had never been in a traditional Moroccan hammam steam bath. So in Morocco, I […]

Things to do in Rabat

Alongside Fez, Marrakesh, and Meknes, Rabat is one of the four royal cities of Morocco and is also its capital. The name means a “Fortified Place” and Rabat lives up to this with its spectacular ramparts. We spent a week there, finding and trying all that this Moroccan city has to offer, and if you are […]

Trip to Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate

ait ben Haddou on of most important landmarks in morocco

  The Game of Thrones is known for its fabulous sets and locations.  When I discovered that the scene below was shot in a real place, I knew that a trip to Ait Ben Haddou was a must for our Moroccan itinerary. Also, I always enjoy visiting Unesco World Heritage Sites – and a trip […]

Imsouane – Surfer’s Paradise, Fishing Village and Much More

We found Imsouane by accident.  I found some exciting words written about “surfer’s paradise” “beautiful fishing village”, and there was some highly rated accommodation on Hotels Combined.  Imsouane sounded cool – fishing village and surfer’s paradise. I booked five nights, thinking it was a nearby satellite of Agadir. Only a few days before the trip […]

Marrakech With Kids

Marrakech With Kids – Introduction Marrakech is intense. Even our nine-year-olds who love exploring and excitement felt a bit Marrakech-ed out after four days here. If you are in Morocco, you have to see Marrakech.  If you are in Marrakech you must visit the Souq Semmarine. And if you are coming here with your children, then […]

The Best Morocco Travel Tips

Planning a trip to Morocco?  Don’t know what to expect?  Then read on.  I wish I had read a post with Morocco travel tips before we came here, it would have saved me a bit of time, money and heartache. Arrival and Departure Arrival by Air When you arrive as a foreigner, you have to […]