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food stalls, place jemaa el fna', marrakech

Piled-up food at one of the many food stalls set up each evening in that iconic spot– Place Jemaa’ el Fna’, Marrakesh.

orange juice stand, main square, Marrakech, Place Jemaa el Fna'

Orange juice stand in the famous Place Jemaa el Fna’,the main square in Marrakech

Interesting vignettes on life in Marrakesh, Morocco — arts, design, events, trends, shopping, what’s new, what’s old, out and about. Follow us on our blog, on Facebook and on Twitter. There are few cities left in the world where there is such a high level and diversity of craftsmanship and creativity as in modern Marrakech. It’s exciting to watch and learn about. Join us.

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Koutoubia mosque, Marrakesh

              The  Koutoubia mosque is the largest in Marrakech and located just next to the main square, Place Jemaa el Fna’.  It derives its name from the Arabic for books “kutub” as there was formerly a book market nearby – way back in 1150. The tower is almost 70

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Tips for travellers to Marrakech

We’re often asked for advice on how best to enjoy Marrakech. So we’ve compiled a small guide letting you know: Best place to go to see the real Marrakech Best place to buy souvenirs Average cost of a meal What you should not miss What tourists should absolutely not do Full text on this link:

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The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert

Moroccan cookery book We just have to share our enthusiasm for this fabulous book The Food of Morocco by Paula Wolfert which has been receiving rave reviews. She has an impeccable pedigree having won the prestigious Julia Child Award three times, The James Beard Award five times, The M. F. K. Fisher Award, The Tastemaker

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Friendly Marrakech

Most people who visit Marrakech find the locals extremely friendly. One woman has taken this theme of hospitality and has turned it on its head with a blog-post called ‘how to make friends with Marrakech.’ In the blog, called Adventures of Venus (which focuses on ‘travel stories, yarns and musings…’), she describes, amongst other things,

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Online shopping if you can’t get to Marrakech

Try Etsy for exotic Moroccan finds Etsy (www.etsy.com) is a huge online marketplace. If you’ve not heard of it, as we hadn’t until recently, think of it as a kind of fashionable ebay without the auction element. It’s full of arts and crafts inspired items and is a colourful way to shop online whether you’re

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Fifty cities Marrakech number 7

  Most people could only dream of visiting 50 of the best cities in the world in a lifetime, but if you did set yourself this particular travel mission, for sure Marrakech would make the list. We have been pondering our own choices recently, as last week the Huffington Post listed their must-see 50 cities,

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CNN GO travels to Marrakech

CNN GO travels to Marrakech This week we stumbled upon a lovely short film, watchable online, on CNN Go – the travel arm of CNN. In the film, writer and hotelier Maryam Montague takes us on a hot air balloon ride over Morocco’s Red City and Chef Moha Fedal takes us on a scooter ride

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Travelling to Marrakech?

Marrakech – pack light, pack well Marrakech often causes much huffing and puffing when it comes to packing for a holiday. It’s hot, it’s a Muslim country (which means covering up) but it’s also a place of great style. So, how to tick all the boxes (conservative but chic and cool?). The Telegraph tackled the

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Marrakech for fashion shoots

Marrakech models Fashion shoots regularly take place in chic Marrakech. Palaces, souks and riads often host models and their entourages. It’s no wonder, with the honeyed light, the elaborate costumes that Marrakech is known for and the exoticism that the city still evokes. One of the most inspirational, and downright beautiful, ones we’ve stumbled across

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Wanderlust Magazine visits Marrakech

The readers of everyone’s favourite travel magazine, Wanderlust, recently sent in all their best shots of Marrakech to the magazine which have recently published them. The response was impressive. The magazine says: ‘When we asked Wanderlust readers to send us their favourite photos of Marrakech, we were overwhelmed by the shots’ character, energy and atmosphere.

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