Monthly Archives: April 2012

Eating in Marrakech

There is no shortage of restaurants in Marrakech – there are new ones popping up every week.  However, if can be difficult to find something that represents good value (whether cheap or expensive) and it’s often difficult to find a … Continue reading

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Misshapen Vegetables

There are so many paradoxes in the Western/Northern concept of ‘progress’.  One of the absurdities of modern life is our apparent desire for perfectly formed fruit and vegetables – all year round, regardless of their natural season in the country … Continue reading

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Cheap eats – msimen café in Essaouira

There is a new cafe in Essaouira – it’s only been around for a few months and it’s only open in the evenings from 4-9pm, but it’s always packed to the gills and is cheap as chips.  Come to think … Continue reading

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Gift shopping in the souks

I love the crafts and goods for sale in Morocco and I love a shopping mission to hunt down the perfect gift for friends and family.  I have already written about the hunt for ma’quda to decorate towels as a … Continue reading

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Tinariwen in Edinburgh

Wrapped in their kaftans, tagelmust (also known as chech – a scarf/turban of up to 12 metres) and adorned with brightly decorated pendant pouches, Tinariwen cut quite a dash on a stage in Scotland. Tinariwen are a collective of Touareg … Continue reading

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Chillin’ in Marrakech – the city’s gardens

The hustle and bustle, the bartering and the banter, plus swerving out of the way of approaching scooters, bikes and donkeys are all part of the attraction of Marrakech, but sometimes you just want a bit of peace and quiet … Continue reading

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