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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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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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The Sounds of Marrakech

The Sounds of Marrakech All of our senses come alive when we walk in the Medina. People often write of the sights and smells – the colours, the spices and so on – but what of the sounds? This week we stumbled upon a wonderful collection of sound vignettes on the website of Reorient Magazine

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Marrakech – a place for inspiration

Five minutes of inspiration A great way to get inspired about Marrakech and all it has to offer is to look at the wealth of wonderful photography available on the web. We recently stumbled upon this page which highlights just a few of the amazing things that you can see, buy, touch and photograph in

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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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