Tag Archive: Essaouira

Mar 04

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

Aimed at helping travellers staying in holiday rentals and settling into a place for a while, Price Check is a series of posts in which we reported every two weeks on the prices of groceries (no, not only beer) at each destination we stayed on our yearlong grand tour. This post is a comparison of …

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Mar 04

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 in Morocco. We stayed in a couple of different types …

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Mar 03

Moroccan Take-Homes

Take-Homes is a series of posts from each destination in which I recommend mementos to buy. My suggestions, and my own purchase choices, are based on sustainable travel criteria: they must be things that are authentically local, that are traditionally made by locals, or things locally produced that are used on an everyday basis by …

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Mar 03

Essaouira: Sparkling Diamonds and Dazzling Seafood

Is there anything that says ‘relaxing holiday’ more than sipping a crisp white wine in the sunshine while inhaling a salty sea breeze and leisurely tucking into a seafood feast? We don’t think so. Which is why, upon arriving in Essaouira, we always make a beeline for Le Chalet de la Plage. Enormous fresh oysters, …

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Mar 02

Our Home Away from Home in Essaouira

Nothing highlights the dichotomy of Morocco as the assault on your sense of smell that the place offers. It’s not unusual to inhale the fragrant scent of mint as you pass a barrow of fresh herbs one moment and the pungency of freshly ground spices the next, while a stench of unknown origins will often …

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