Morocco

Sun & Soul - A Yoga Holiday in Morocco

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I don’t know about you but personally, I find staying fit on the road quite difficult. I want to eat all the local food and find all the excuses not to work out. As I am at a point of my life though when travel is taking up a big part this doesn't really fly anymore. So I made a resolution to include more fun activities to stay fit whenever I travel. With[...]

6 Safety Tips for Women visiting Morocco

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Morocco - a dream for many, especially solo traveling women who are longing for the colours, tastes and sounds of Northern Africa. But is it safe to travel here as woman? As this is one of the most frequent questions we are being asked by our readers, we thought, why not ask an expert? We invited Amanda Mouttaki, an American expat based in Marrakech to share[...]

Solo Female Travel in Morocco: Should I Go Alone?

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It was early evening when my EasyJet flight from London arrived in Fez airport. I remember the pink glow from the sky as I walked onto the tarmac, the smell of spices and exotic lands, and most of all, I remember the feeling of anticipation which sat in my stomach. Welcome to Morocco. It was my first time in Africa, and although I had travelled to almost 50 [...]

Talking to Strangers, or The Fortune of Morocco

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I stood in the middle of Place Moulay Hassan, Essaouira’s main square, trying to decide where to venture first. The sea crashed against the city walls to my right, and I could hear a faint rumble from the medina behind me. I decided to see the famous harbour first and let myself be guided by the smell of seafood and the squawks of hundreds of seagulls. Then [...]

How to Spend 10 Days in Morocco

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Morocco is one of the most intoxicating destinations on earth. It's bold, bright, colourful and unapologetically chaotic. It's also only a stones throw away from Europe and is easily the closest place to home with the biggest cultural difference. From London, it's only a three hour flight, making it a perfect two week getaway when you're craving a bit of exo[...]

My Desert Adventure - Discovering Morocco with a Group Tour

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Travelling through Morocco will change your perspective - and not only when you lollop through the desert sitting high up on a camel. The pink hue of Moroccan architecture, the vast expanse of the galaxy at night-time in the desert, the colourful traditional garb, the depth of flavour of local dishes, the bustling markets at night-time: Morroco is eye-openin[...]

Finding the real Morocco outside Marrakech

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"You are all travelers; the tourists will go to Marrakech or simply stay in the resort town of Agadir, but what you are seeing now is the real Morocco." After days of winding mountain roads, small Moroccan villages and traveling from Marrakech to the Sahara, our Topdeck guide was gushing about the real Morocco so often overlooked by visitors to this country.[...]

A Travelettes' Journey into the Sahara Desert

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Seeing the Sahara Desert is like stepping into a desktop screensaver - all at once familiar yet surreal, almost too pristine and too perfect to be surrounding me. The moment I set foot on the sand, the desert seems to engulf me as I am instantly surrounded by rolling orange-red sand dunes on all sides that is interrupted only by an occasional bush spotting t[...]

A Travelette rocks the Kasbah

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Marrakech is a lot hotter than I remembered. That might be due to the fact that I was last here in November or that David Beckham is in town to celebrate his 40th birthday. Either way it is almost unbearable, even for me, the heat lover par excellence. So I am very grateful that Jose from Mountain Voyage has invited me to spend the night at Kasbah du Toubkal[...]

The Travelettes Guide to modern Marrakech

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I love Marrakech. So much in fact that I have written love letters to the city and have vowed to be there at least once a year to satisfy my cravings for this beautiful place. That wasn't always the case. The first time I went I actually really hated it: it seemed loud, obnoxious and was just pushing all my buttons in the wrong way. But as it sometimes goes [...]