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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...
Price Check: a Marrakech shopping list

Price Check: a Marrakech shopping list

In destinations such as Marrakech, it’s much more fun to head to the local markets to do your shopping, rather than a supermarket. However, unless you have a local to take you shopping the first time, we suggest you head to a supermarket with fixed...
Local Knowledge: Jamila from Marrakech

Local Knowledge: Jamila from Marrakech

Jamila, the manager, housekeeper and chef at the riad we are staying at in Marrakech, has been our go-to girl in this magical Moroccan city, providing us with local tips, advice and directions each day. Born and brought up in the kasbah of Marrakech, Jamila, 35, is...
A Slice of Local Life in Marrakech Medina

A Slice of Local Life in Marrakech Medina

Absorbing a slice of local life in Marrakech medina to gain more insight into how Moroccans live their lives is why we’re spending so much time here. We want to inspire other travellers to spend more time exploring local neighbourhoods and learning more about the everyday...
Marrakech Medina Meander: a Shopping Themed Walking Tour

Marrakech Medina Meander: a Shopping Themed Walking Tour

The Moroccan city of Marrakech is made for shopping, with only a smattering of sights to detain you from the fine retail therapy. Our Marrakech medina meander, a self-guided shopping themed walking tour, takes in some of the best browsing in the souqs. Our Marrakech medina meander has been inspired...
It’s hip to play on the square…

It’s hip to play on the square…

Flashback: Many years ago in a different life, I was composing a soundtrack for a film. I needed ‘country music’ violins and I didn’t have the money to hire a musician to play the score. Actually, the film we were making was so low budget...
Our Home Away from Home in Marrakech

Our Home Away from Home in Marrakech

Marrakech is endearingly chaotic and as exotic as every magazine article makes it out to be. From the cacophony of sounds, sights and smells on the Djemaa al Fna, the city’s main square which comes alive every evening with musicians, storytellers, snake-charmers, and stall-holders, to...