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Local Knowledge: Belen from Jerez

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The only woman among the 17 professional horse riders at La Real Escuela Andaluza del Arte Ecuestre (the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art) in Jerez, considered to be the world’s best riding school of its kind, Belen Bautista is “a gifted girl” according to colleague Javier. “She makes something so difficult look so easy,” ...

Portraits from a place: Portraits of Marrakech musicians

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These portraits of Marrakech musicians on the Djemaa el Fna (main square) are part of the reason Marrakech is so popular with photographers from all over the world. . 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, ...

Playlist: Rob’s Moroccan Music Mix

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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 that, the moment they come on, immediately transport us back ...

Local Knowledge: Jamila from Marrakech

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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 the daughter of a businessmen and a mother who by ...