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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)...

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Moroccan Hammam

Moroccan Hammam   I had always wondered about the Moroccan hammam. I had experienced all kinds of fancy scrub treatments in Vietnam, Thailand and Oman, and I had been in saunas and steam rooms.  But I had never been in a traditional hammam steam bath. So in Morocco I decided that my...

Morocco Facts

  Morocco Facts Morocco is located in the northwestern corner of Africa, with the Atlantic ocean on the west and the Mediterranean to the north of the country. You can divide Morocco into three parts – The green belt close to the sea, the Atlas mountains and the Saharah desert...

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 the city has to offer, and...

Trip to Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate

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 to...

Things To Do In Essaouira

Things to do in Essaouira   Essaouira is an ancient port on Morocco’s Atlantic coast.  Some have called it a windy city, and others describe it as a laid-back version of Marrakesh. We stayed there a week and had a great time there, so read on to learn about things to do in Essaouira...

Marrakech With Kids

Marrakech with kids – Pin it for later!! 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...

Morocco Travel Tips

Planning a visit 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...