Djemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Morocco. Copyright 2014 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Destination: Marrakech

Latest Articles

Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Prunes and Almonds Recipe

Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Prunes and Almonds Recipe

Moroccan tagine is essentially a slow-cooked stew made from meat, generally lamb or chicken, but can contain anything from duck to fish. Here is my favourite tagine recipe, Moroccan lamb tagine with Prunes and Almonds, which I learnt to make in Marrakech, Morocco. Moroccan Lamb Tagine...
Tips on Renting a Riad in Morocco

Tips on Renting a Riad in Morocco

Atmospherically located down alleyways in everyday neighbourhoods in the medinas of Morocco’s cities, riads or traditional courtyard houses, offer up a more authentic and enriching experience compared to staying in a centrally-located hotel in the new city. Here are our tips on renting a riad...
Moroccan Take-Homes, Medina Mementoes from Marrakech & Essaouira

Moroccan Take-Homes, Medina Mementoes from Marrakech & Essaouira

On previous trips to Morocco I’ve purchased countless carpets and kilims, Oriental lanterns, colourful ceramics, leather poufs, the ubiquitous teapots and tea glasses, and Essaouira’s famous Thuya wood among suitcases of other things. This time I’m limited in what I buy by the length of...
The road to Essaouira

The road to Essaouira

The drive to Essaouira from Marrakech is about 160 km, but somehow takes 3 hours. The reason is the low speed limits, with speeds never exceeding more than 60kph, which means a slow drive through Marrakech’s suburbs and every other town and village on the...
The Rhythm of Daily Life and Rue Bab Doukkala

The Rhythm of Daily Life and Rue Bab Doukkala

A teenage Moroccan girl in her school uniform of white shirt, navy blue tunic, backpack, and ponytail artfully carries several trays of flat rounds of dough covered in checked tea towels. A little boy scoots by her, his backpack slung over his shoulder, a tray...
Portraits from a place: Marrakech

Portraits from a place: Marrakech

Portraits of Marrakech musicians playing on the Djemaa el Fna (main square) of Marrakech. Many photographers visiting amazing Marrakech, head straight to one of the balcony restaurants looking over the square for that classic postcard photo. The savvy street photographer, however, knows that it’s been...
North African Chakchouka recipe

North African Chakchouka recipe

In our land there are as many couscous as villages, as many tagines as vegetable gardens and, as many desserts as orchards and as many recipes, jealously guarded, as families. Mourad ‘Momo’ Mazouz ‘Momo’ Mazouz writes this in the introduction to his The Momo Cookbook...
A Chance Encounter and a Single Frame in Morocco

A Chance Encounter and a Single Frame in Morocco

Five years ago we went on a road trip around Morocco. The journey was one of the last times I used film and it taught me a lot about the beauty of the chance encounter and magic of the single frame. Our epic road trip...
Playlist: Rob’s Moroccan Mix

Playlist: Rob’s Moroccan Mix

Yes, you heard right, it’s not only Hotel Costes and other design hotels that are hip to the fact that music is an important part of travel, our experience of a place, and the memories we take away. Don’t well all have songs we love...