l’Ensemble Artisanal

Belts at l'Ensemble Artisanal in Marrakech

The Ensemble Artisanal in Marrakech is a complex of shops on the edge of the Nouvelle Ville, close to the main square and the Koutoubia Mosque. Although the souqs are an unmissable experience, this is a great alternative for tourists who, like me, find haggling a little stressful. The complex…

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Les Jardins Majorelle

Jardins Majorelle in Marrakech

When the pink and terracotta walls of the red city start to overheat your senses, visit the Majorelle Gardens to reinvigorate yourself. With its cooling colour palette, green pools and shaded walkways, this is the perfect place to chill-out in Marrakech. The idea of visiting a garden may sound a…

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Exploring the Souqs and Djemma El Fna in Marrakech

Lately I’ve been missing Moroccan breakfasts, which are essentially my perfect meal. On the first morning, we sat at mosaic-tiled patio furniture in the peaceful courtyard of our Riad, and stuffed our faces with freshly squeezed orange juice, sweet mint tea, and a selection of breads and cakes. Moroccan bread, which…

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Morocco – Day One in Pictures

Tile in Marrakech

Words will follow shortly, but for now here’s a selection of photos from our first day. Djemaa El Fna Pics from a caleche (horse and cart) tour of the city Saadian Tombs Walking Around the Kasbah Area Bahia Palace Dinner at Hotel Amalay

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Arriving in Marrakech

Motorbike, Marrakech, Morocco

If you asked me to sum up Marrakech in three words, I’d go with Pink, Dusty, and Loud. But I’ve been travelling all day so I’m probably a little grumpy right now. In truth, the city has been amazing, and the last ten days has been one of the biggest…

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I can’t wait to move to London

  I’ve finally gotten around to reading Ian McEwan’s incredible book Saturday, which is unforgivable as he’s one of my favourite authors and this book was new when I was in college oh-so-many years ago. The book is set in London and even halfway through; I can’t get enough of…

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