Places in Morocco
Some ten years ago, Fez boomed as a tourist destination. Money poured into the city, from foreigners buying up riads in the medina to new parks and fountains in the ville nouvelle. If you believed the travel and style pages of the Western media, Fez had become the new Marrakesh. Then the Arab Spring and similar events in other Muslim countries took their toll on tourism.
Marrakesh & Central Morocco
The central region of Morocco is the most exciting and diverse destination in the entire country. The biggest drawcard is the pink city of Marrakesh. Founded almost 1000 years ago, it is one of the great cities of the Maghreb and its spectacular setting against the snow-capped High Atlas mountains lingers long in the minds of most travellers.
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Tips and articles
Trekking the unexplored mountains of Morocco
Morocco is blessed with some of the world’s most dramatic and beautiful mountains, many of which only see a handful of travellers every year; others remain totally unexplored by foreigners...
Get lost in a Moroccan souq
Who knew shopping could be so enlightening? You can glimpse a maâlem’s mosaic techniques, learn Berber sunburn remedies from apothecaries and get the ceremonial mint-tea treatment in carpet shops...
How to cook like a local on the streets of Morocco
In Morocco, it's one thing to eat on the street, but it's another thing entirely to cook on it. When a friend in the Fès medina said she wanted to teach me how to make tanjia, a slow-cooked stew, I was interested...
A day in the life of Djemaa el-Fna
Marrakesh’s main square is the city’s magical centrepiece, a stage on which street-theatre performances are acted out across the day...