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Baboucheshop: Moroccan inspired bohemian fashion in the Marrakech Souks

Situated to the north of the world famous Marrakech Souks in Souk Cherifa – a small selection of high-class boutiques – Baboucheshop is a small shop that specialises in hand-made leather fashion items including bags, purses, a range of sandals … Continue reading

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Nour-Eddine Boukheir’s satirical art depicting Moroccan life

Whilst strolling through the fashionable Kasbah district in the Marrakech Medina, we stumbled across a small shop front covered with vibrant tablets depicting satirical renditions of Moroccan life. The bright colours and intriguing content of the tablets drew us into … Continue reading

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Chez Monsieur Michelin: the home of recycled fashion in Marrakech

Marrakech is a city that is full of interesting sights, there are a lot of fascinating things to do and unique places to explore; but very few places are as interesting, as fascinating or as unique as Chez Monsieur Michelin, … Continue reading

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Carré Eden Centre: shopping, supermarkets and Starbucks in the heart of Gueliz

Located on Rue Tariq Bnou Ziad in the heart of Gueliz, Marrakech’s New town, the Carré Eden Centre contains 80 shopping units selling a range of products and services from clothes to electrical appliances, from the American Coffee chain Starbucks … Continue reading

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Cabaret comes to Josephine Baker’s Home for Marrakech Fundraiser

A breast cancer survivor and belly-dance teacher from Chiswick in London, Yvette Cowles is set to take her one woman show Sequins on my Balcony to   Riad Star – the Marrakech residence of Jazz superstar and banana dance originator, Josephine Baker – for … Continue reading

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Hamid’s shop: from recycled glass bottles to perfect souvenirs in Marrakech

In Moroccan society, very little goes to waste: raw scrap materials are re-used and recycled; leftover food is often donated to the poor and if something is broken it is always repaired and fixed. Perhaps these decisions are not always … Continue reading

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Souk Cherifa: the home of bohemian fashion in Marrakech

Situated to the north of the world famous Marrakech Souks, under the Terraces des Epices restaurant and very close to Riad Star and Riad Cinnamon is Souk Cherifa, a small collection of high end boutiques selling stylish, modern and quirky … Continue reading

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Leather Tanning process at the Marrakech Tanneries

The traditional process for tanning leather is undoubtedly smelly, yet this smell is a small price to pay for witnessing such a unique and interesting interesting sight.; where else would you get the chance to see the men tread and … Continue reading

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Traditional Hand-Sewn Embroidery in the Heart of Marrakech

In Muslim societies, as in many places around the world, hand-sewn embroidery is traditionally regarded as a luxury item reserved for the high social class. These days, regardless of your social class or income, no matter how hard you look … Continue reading

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Easyjet Glasgow (GLA) to Marrakech (RAK)

Budget airline easyjet have added a new route from Glasgow (GLA), Scotland to the great city of Marrakech (RAK). This convenient new flight will begin on Wednesday 29th of October and will run twice weekly on Saturdays and Wednesdays. This … Continue reading

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Majorelle Blue: the most magical shade of Blue

Although Marrakech is often known as ‘The Red City’ thanks to the pisé-cement Ramparts that surround the old town, once you enter the Medina it becomes clear that Marrakech actually holds a multitude of vibrant and bright colours. One such … Continue reading

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Kasbah Café

There are a lot of things to do in Marrakech, but sometimes the hot Moroccan sun can take its toll. It is in these moments that even the most hardened traveller requires a café to relax, drink a refreshing drink … Continue reading

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El Wifak Carpet Cooperative: Berber Rugs and Arabic Carpets at the Ensemble Artisanal, Marrakech

All around the world Morocco is famous for it’s carpets and many travellers land in Marrakech in search of a quality piece of authentic craftwork. But it is rare to find a carpet seller who sells quality products, at fixed … Continue reading

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Dar Cherifa

Once you have followed the small sign off Rue Mouassine, worked your way through the alleyways and knocked on the almost anonymous door to be let in, you are greeted with a warm welcome and an amazing interior. Dar Cherifa … Continue reading

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The Morning Prayers of Eid-el-Fitr

Thousands of worshippers rose early today, Tuesday 29th of July, for the first day of Eid-el-Fitr to attend morning prayers. Eid, to use the shortened more common name, is a three-day festival that marks the end of the holy fasting month … Continue reading

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