Tag Archives: Marrakech

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...
Eating Out in Marrakech

Eating Out in Marrakech

As part of our quest to identify the quintessential dish of Marrakech that I could cook during our stay (just as I did in London), we dined at plenty of restaurants, from cafes to fine-diners. Here’s our ‘Eating out in Marrakech’ guide (the first of many...
The Dish: Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Prunes and Almonds

The Dish: Moroccan Lamb Tagine with Prunes and Almonds

Moroccan tagine is essentially a slow-cooked stew, made from meat (generally lamb) or chicken, but could contain anything from duck to fish. We had one with pulpo (octopus) that was sublime in Essaouria. The dish is usually cooked in a tagine pot, consisting of a...
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...
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...