Essaouira

Guide to the Moroccan town of Essaouira, the Port of Timbuktu

October 24, 2011 Jack 0

Essaouira in Morocco is a curious place; part working port, part holiday resort and part historical monument with a fusion of colonial European, Arabic and African influences that makes it feel like somewhat of a crossroads between different worlds…which in many ways is exactly what it was. […]

Food and drink

The Insiders’ Guide to Marrakech

October 17, 2011 Jack 0

Alan and Kate Elliott have spent much of the last 10 years experiencing the ins and outs of living and working in Marrakech whilst restoring the beautiful and tranquil Riad Merstane…Here are their essential tips for getting the best out of a trip to Marrakech. […]

Food and drink

Nightlife & Bars in Marrakech

October 10, 2011 Jack 0

Your first dusk walk through the Medina in Marrakech and it soon becomes apparent that nightlife in Marrakech, the old part anyway, isn’t going to be a case of boisterous bars and lively lounges. […]

Food and drink

Food & Restaurants in Marrakech

October 10, 2011 Jack 0

Moroccan cuisine is often described as being a diverse mix of Berber, Arab and even Mediterranean influences with much use of the exotic spices… […]

Food and drink

What is a Moroccan Tajine?

October 6, 2011 Jack 0

The name actually refers to the container the meal is cooked in as well as the dish itself. This is a two piece earthenware affair, usually called a beldi tajine, which consists of a circular base in which the ingredients are cooked… […]

Hotels

Tigmi Tacchedirt Lodge

October 6, 2011 Jack 1

Our first impression of the lodge spreading across the lower parts of North Africa’s highest village, Tacchedirt, was one of relief as we’d just climbed to it from the valley floor after… […]

Essaouira

Surviving the Harbour at Essaouira

October 5, 2011 Jack 0

The contrast between the chilled out vibes of Place Moulay Hassan in Essaouira, Morocco, and the frenzied entrance to the harbour area via a gate in the town wall comes as a bit of a surprise. One second you’re… […]

Marrakech

First Impressions of the Red City of Marrakech in Photos

October 1, 2011 Jack 2

A wacky races of mopeds and bicycles weave around pedestrians in narrow alleys. The trick to negotiating them is not to move out of the way of the traffic; let the bikes do all the work. In some ways these are more interesting than the trinket and treasure laden souks […]