Tag Archives: Essaouira

Price Check: What Things Cost Around the World

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...
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

Moroccan Take-Homes

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...
Our Home Away from Home in Essaouira

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...
Weekend Escape to Whitewashed Essaouira

Weekend Escape to Whitewashed Essaouira

With its whitewashed buildings with blue shutters, colossal seagulls, and cobalt blue skies more often than not, the walled town of Essaouira, also known as Mogador, is an easy weekend escape from Marrakech. A few hours drive away, on the Atlantic coast, a stay in...
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...
A chance encounter and a single frame

A chance encounter and a single frame

Five years ago we went on road trip around Morocco. It ended with us stuck in the Marrakech medina behind a donkey with obvious flatulence problems, my navigator Lara irritated for having gotten us into this mess, and neither the mother-in-law nor the snowboard in...
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...