Category Archives: Africa

What the guide book doesn’t tell you about Morocco!

After spending four weeks around southern Morocco, we’ve collated a collection of questions our kids asked while we there! What the guide book doesn’t tell you about Southern Morocco is everything the guide books won’t tell you about the areas from Agadir down to Sidi Ifni and from Marrakech down to Zagora. Why does it…

It’s a beach life… beaches near Agadir which we can recommend. Morocco

Morocco… the country which presented us with the MOST and BIGGEST challenges.  Some of these problems included: no wifi, poor customer service, being very sick (frequently), getting ring worm, being hassled in the streets and being conned out of money. Let’s just say it was not an overly welcoming experience however, some of the beaches…

A photo tour around the palace of Bahia, Marrakech

The Bahia Palace in Marrakesh sits in a triangle between the Mellah, the Medina and the Kasbah.  It’s construction started in the late 19th century, intended to be the greatest palace of its time with its name meaning “brilliance”. It was designed to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style in a a 2-acre (8,000…

El Badi Palace, The Ruins. Marrakech

El Badi Palace El Badi is a ruined palace on the outskirts of Marrakesh’s medina walls.  El Badi actually means ‘The Incomparable Palace’ and it was commissioned by a Sultan in 1578.  Its construction was entirely funded by a ransom which was paid by the Portuguese after the Battle of  Alcazar (the Three Kings). Very briefly,…

Saadian Tombs: The forgotten Dynasty. Marrakech

Tucked behind the Kasbah of Marrakech, hidden behind a small, wooden door you’ll find the Saadian Tombs. They close promptly at 5pm, so don’t be late! The Kasbah Mosque The tombs are next to the Kasbah mosque built by the Almohad dynasty in 1184. It was refurbished in 2016 (it was originally remodeled in the 17th…

Rescuing kittens in Marrakech. Everything you need to know about SPANA

Marrakech’s streets are overflowing with stray dogs and cats, both dead and alive. Not to mention the awfully abused working donkeys, mules and horses but that’s for an entirely separate blog post! Human rights in Morocco are particularly poor so it is of little consolation or surprise that animal rights are low down the pecking…