Guide to the Hammam Experience in Morocco

Morocco, one of my favourite travel destinations, is fast becoming a popular trip for weekends and longer. A country with a hugely varied topography and a fascinating culture, there are so many unmissable experiences in Morocco; but one thing that I would highly recommend is a traditional hammam experience. Finding…

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Missing Morocco – My Favourite Dining Experiences

Djemma el Fna in Marrakech

Recently, I’ve (finally) been putting together a photo album from my trip to Morocco last year. Digital photography is great, but no one seems to remember to print any more, which I think is really important. I love the permanency of printed photos bound forever into a lovely book. Anyway, looking…

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Review: Sofitel Marrakech

After I first visited Marrakech in March last year, I did a post about the three main options when it comes to hotels in the Red City; a riad in the Medina, a luxury hotel in the Nouvelle Ville, or a resort complex in La Palmerie outside of the city.…

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On the Road Reading Moments

When I saw this fantastic competition from The Works, I couldn’t resist. They’re asking travel bloggers to write a post about their most memorable reading experience while travelling, in tribute to the upcoming film of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. You can find out more about the competition here. While…

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Morocco – Days Eight and Nine – La Palmerie

Tired and stiff after a twelve and a half hour drive back from Merzouga, still with traces of the desert in the folds of our clothes, any hotel would have looked like a palace to our road-weary eyes. But the Hotel Las Palmeras in the Palmerie district outside of Marrakech…

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Morocco – Day 8 – More Driving!

The return journey from Merzouga to Marrakech was another twelve and a half hour bus ride – check out my earlier post on the drive down for more detail about the landscape. All I wrote in my notebook on Day Eight was “utter hell”. Still over-tired from camping in the desert,…

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Review: Hotel Riad Mamouche

Hotel in Merzouga

Thanks to the tourism generated by the Erg Chebbi dunes, hotels in the Saharan region of South Morocco are not hard to come by. In the larger towns of Rissani and Erfoud there are plenty of big hotels to choose from, but these are still a fair drive away from…

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Morocco – Day Seven – Musings from my notebook

Hassilabied, a desert town in Morocco

After our camel trek, we had the remainder of day seven put aside for chilling out. There wasn’t much space in our schedule for traditional holiday relaxing, so I was looking forward to lounging by the pool under the Saharan sun. Very lazily, I’ve copied the below musings straight out…

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