Books on Marrakech / Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco – movie star central

Morocco – movie star central   Ewan McGregor just left Marrakech after filming My Kind of Traitor – a thriller  adaptation of the novel by John le Carre about an English couple who while on holiday in Marrakech, meet a shady Russian millionaire and then get into deep trouble. Tom Hanks has also visited recently,

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Photography Marrakech Morocco

Photo montage – Southern Morocco Travel writing and photographic projects both flourish in artistic Morocco but what is really interesting is how new social media forms – combined with cheaper high-quality camera lenses – are helping to facilitate a whole new generation of creative reporters. This week, we stumbled upon a wonderful photo montage, or

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Photography in Marrakech

Photography in the souks of Marrakech Marrakech brings out the photographer in most of us. The light, the colours, the costumes and the winding souks all present incredible opportunities for travel photography. Even if you’re not normally one for taking holiday snaps, you will almost certainly regret not bringing a camera along with you to

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Classic reads: Lords of the Atlas by Gavin Maxwell

This book, which has the sub-title ‘The Rise and Fall of the House of Glaoua 1893-1956’, is set in the medieval city of Marrakesh. It tells the tale of ambitious warlord brothers from the High Atlas Mountains and their rise to great power in Morocco in the early 20th century. A page-turner, Maxwell balances ostentation,

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Bird watching trips from Marrakech

Home to coasts, islands, wadis, plains, forests, mountains and deserts – with such terrain it’s no surprise that Morocco is a bird-watchers paradise. You can easily travel to see birds on a day trip, or else overnight if more time is required. You could start by heading out towards the Oukaimeden valley where a world

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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 Month in Marrakech

We suspect that Andy Harris probably spent a little longer than a month researching and eating his way around Marrakech in order to produce this fabulous cookbook. Published by Australian publishers Hardie Grant, this book is for sale worldwide via Amazon and features all the different tastes and culinary diversity that Marrakech has to offer.

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Morocco on theculturetrip.com

We recently contributed to the website www.theculturetrip.com a well-known, and highly useful, web resource that showcases the best of art and culture for every country in the world. Morocco is covered well and the site includes essays and round-ups on everything from expat writers in Tangiers, to the top ten art galleries in Morocco. The

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Soulful Cooking

We know how much discovering the food culture of Morocco means to our guests. Exploring Marrakech means getting to grips with the different flavours, spices and recipes and is all part of the fun. We run cooking classes at both of our riads, which are proving very popular indeed. Travelling foodies of course also want

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Gardens of Marrakesh

Gardens of Marrakesh Many of our guests that stay with us are keen to visit the famous gardens of Marrakech, like Yves Saint Laurent’s elegant Majorelle garden or the gardens and cactus displays at La Palmeraie. For inspiration we have enjoyed leafing through the newly published book ‘Gardens of Marrakesh’ which explores twenty beautiful gardens

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