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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
In the North-Eastern reaches of the ancient central square of Marrakech between Souk Semmarine and Café de France you will discover Souk el Bahja. Meaning literally ‘up and down’ in the Moroccan Darija dialect of Arabic, Souk el Bahja gets its name … Continue reading
About 30 kilometres to the South of the red city of Marrakech in the direction of Lalla Takerkoust lake, a small festival takes place in memory of the saint Moulay Abdellah Ben Hussain. This festival is called the Tamaslouht Musem (festival) … Continue reading
Where the growth of dates and the celebrated Argan nut thrive in Morocco’s arid climate, it’s only possible for tropical fruits such as coconut and pineapple to grow in the more humid parts of the country. That’s not to say that … Continue reading
On the south side of the main square there is a concentration of banks most of which have ATM machines. One of the best known is the French owned Societe Generale on the main Bab Agnou shopping street. Alternatively walk … Continue reading
A long established family business this is the largest and best carpet shop in Marrakech located opposite the Ben Yussef fountain behind the Ben Yussef Mosque. Shopping here is a pleasant and relaxing experience. You will be stunned at the … Continue reading
Dar Habiba or Riad Papillon will be your home for a three night culture break. Just ten minutes walk from the drama and chaos of the Jemaa al Fnaa Square you could hardly believe the oasis of calm provided by … Continue reading
Enjoy one of the best tasting menus in Marrakech in a relaxed atmosphere either in the spacious dining room or at a table by the pool. Try the cous cous which is among the best in Morocco.
Il lomoni, or to give its full title, il giardino dei limoni, the lemon garden was newly opened in 2013. Classic Italian with the attentive owners usually on the premises. The bohemian atmosphere is set with a Bob Dylan poster … Continue reading
Les Perles des princes is one of the best places in Marrakech from which to buy gold and silver jewelry. Conveniently located on L’avenue des princes, adjacent to the djema el fnaa square, you can find a small collection of … Continue reading
Destination restaurant in the new town of Guiliez. Serves both Moroccan and European food. Distinctive decor, a favourite among expats in the know. Magical atmosphere on busy evenings often featuring a pianist and Jazz singer.
With so many beautiful artifacts to see, the Dar Si Said Museum is maybe worth the detour. Less well laid out than the nearby Tiskiwin museum, the displays comprise Carpets, jewellery, daggars, ottomans, chests, leather crafts, objects in beaten copper, … Continue reading
Kui zin is a simple and delightful cafe restaurant established in 2013 and currently not licensed for alcohol. Located near the the Sidi Abdelaiz shrine in the centre of Marakech. The name is a play on words. TheFrench cuisine meaning kitchen … Continue reading
Conveniently located on the eastern side of Jemaa al-Fnaa you will discover Café du France. Unlike the quaint café’s that you will find are scattered throughout the Medina, Café du France is a spacious, multiple floored café-restaurant that is seeped in character … Continue reading