Tag Archives: Essaouira

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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The Spice Souk

Moroccan inspiration – from IKEA The spice shelf in your average British supermarket has come a long way over the last 10 years, but there’s nothing like buying exotic spices in exotic countries (for a fraction of the price). Last … Continue reading

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The complexities of Moroccan shopping

I love shopping in Morocco.  There are so many artisans making beautiful handmade crafts which have disappeared (if they ever existed) in Europe, such as beautiful mosaics.  Because they make things, people can also fix things – I have had … Continue reading

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Essaouira Eateries

There is no shortage of restaurants in Essaouira and you’ll never be far from a cone-hatted tajine or a bowl of coucous like driven snow, but sometimes you fancy something different. Here are my favourite restaurants in Essaouira. Elizir Eating … Continue reading

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Moorish mosaic

“Do you know anyone who sells tiles?” I asked Amin.  That was probably not the most common procurement question Amin was asked by European tourists.  With his eyes – as my friend Susan said – “at quarter to three”, Amin … Continue reading

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