Articles About Marrakech

Moroccan Intersections

If it is a Moroccan summer mood you’re looking for, look no further. Almost exactly one year ago, in the early summer of 2013, the Greek photographer Yiannis Hadjiaslanis travelled around Morocco and photographed eleven urban centres – including Casablanca, Tangier, Fez and Marrakech – over 23 days. The photographic journey and project – called

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On the Radio – Riad Sapphire and Spa in Marrakech

The lovely folks at Dubai Eye Radio – one of the best radio stations in the Middle East – asked us to tell them what it’s like running a riad in the heart of Marrakech. Before we knew it, we were on-air being broadcast around the region and beyond. Our story was on a particular

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Multi-media Marrakech

Travel and music go together. Just like a photograph brings back memories a song can take you back to a certain place too. This week we stumbled upon a beautiful piece of film which we feel has successfully captured the essence of Marrakech. It has been created by Suki Mok, a talented musician, turned photographer.

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Ness Radio

There might be blue skies in Morocco, but winter drags on in much of northern Europe and America. A great way to feel the warmth of Morocco is to tune in to the exotic sounds of Ness Radio. Founded in 2008 in Marrakech by Younes Duret and Wattfutchureez, Ness Radio is the first collaborative Internet

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Moroccan Women with a Future

This week’s blog post looks further afield, to Paris, where celebrity chef Alain Ducasse made headlines recently. Ducasse, who has a collection of upmarket restaurants in Paris, London, New York, Doha, Hong Kong and Monaco, is one of the most famous chefs in the world. Recently the multi-starred Michelin chef employed Naima Benazzouz, originally from

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Story telling in Marrakech

Best known for being one of the finest cafes in Fez, Cafe Clock is about to open a branch in Marrakech (address: 224 Derb Chtouka). As well as serving delicious coffee and lip-smacking food there will be the eventful live music and cross-cultural events that the café in Fez has long been respected for. One

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Queen of the Desert

We don’t like to name-drop, but if you’ve been in Marrakech over the past few weeks you may just have been wandering the same souks as some Hollywood A-listers. Not so rare in Marrakech – long known as a ‘jet-setting destination – but there is something exciting about the city being used (again) as a

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Moroccan Hip-Hop artist–chic-riads-marrakech art scene

Moroccan hip-hop artist Famous in Morocco, SiSimo is one of the country’s best-loved hip-hop stars. He can be heard on the radio, seen on the TV and watched at festivals and concerts.  We heard about him from the excellent website www.moroccolondon.co.uk. They reported on his latest album ‘Bach Jay Bach Dayr’, which is now available

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The Riads of Marrakech

Spanning 200 pages and including 700 illustrations, we think we might just have stumbled upon the ideal Christmas gift for lovers of Marrakech. This book is by Elan Fleisher – a travel and hotel photographer (elanhotelpix.com) – who has chosen to focus on twelve of the most striking riads of Marrakech, and the Medina with

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A bit of Bangkok in Marrakech

Wat Po or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha as it is known, was not only one of Thailand’s first universities (founded in the Chakri Dynasty in 1782) but it remains the centre of Thai Arts and Knowledge. Traditionally, methods of Thai medicine and massage were gathered from the elders and passed on at the

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