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Tips for choosing the best Marrakech Riad for you

When choosing my accommodation for a trip to Morocco last year I was blown away by the choice. With hundreds of budget riads, luxury riads, hotels and even whole villas to choose from I just didn’t know where to start. Especially given that they all looked amazing. Far from a standard room that could be anywhere in the world, riads in Morocco are what you picture when you think of ‘Moroccan’. There are funky lights, ...
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Things you hear in Marrakech’s Jemaa el Fna at night

If you've visited Marrakech you're bound to have spent some time walking around the Jemaa el fna at night and during the day. Jemaa el Fna is Marrakech's main square and is well worth a wonder. If you're looking for some more alternative things to do in Marrakech; look here. When the sun begins to set people from all areas of Marrakech flock to Jemaa el fna. A photo posted by H A N N A ...
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The Alternative Guide To A Weekend In Marrakech

Marrakech is a popular long weekend destination for us Brits. Forget Paris, spending a weekend in Marrakech is always a good idea. There's an abundance of cheap flights and it only takes three hours of being at 35,000 ft to arrive somewhere that feels a million miles away from home. I spent the entire duration of the transfer from the airport to our Riad in Marrakech with my eyes wide open. The things I love ...
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Adventures in Moroccan Cuisine

We wound our way through the narrow roads of Marrakech's souks. Mopeds, scooters, bicycles and people rushed past us whilst sellers try to coax us to their stalls selling everything from lamps to tortoises and spices to hand-woven rugs. Karima, our local chef for the morning, led us to one of the many food markets tucked away within in the maze that is the souks. An area I would've never found myself, our market for ...
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The Gateway to the Sahara

Take a bus five hours south of Marrakech and you’ll find yourself in Ouarzazate; the gateway city to the Sahara. Historically used as a small crossing point for African traders on their way to northern morocco and Europe, Ouarzazate is now a popular stopping off point for travellers heading to the Sahara desert to ride camels and sleep under the stars. Ouarzazate is commonly known as the door of the desert and sits at an ...
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A Wildlife Encounter, South Africa

So there we were cramped into our hire car, Dad and my sister in the front and me sandwiched between my brother and Mum. We slowed down to a crawl and then stopped altogether as it approached. It's heavy feet seemed to shake the car as it came closer and closer, one stomp at a time, towards us. I was unable to breathe, too scared to make a sound and alert it to our presence ...
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