Category Archives: Morocco

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…

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…

Sidi Ifni, what a cesspit. Morocco

I usually avoid leaving bad reviews on here. If I have nothing really positive to say, I tend just to avoid the subject. However after four days in Sidi Ifni we left early and headed back to Agadir to spend our only night in a hotel. We try really hard to ‘live like locals’ and show…

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…

We’ve never felt so clean: A family Hammam in Marrakech

With Richard working away so frequently recently and leaving me alone with the kids, I was really eager for us to have an experience as a family. After hearing about Hammams (a traditional Moroccan bath) I knew we had to try one… but how? A Moroccan Hammam Not many hammams are keen on children and with…

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…

An ecolodge in Morocco’s desert: Mint tea & starry skies

Sustainable and ethical practices are something we value highly and the moment I learned about ‘Eco-Tourism’, I became fascinated with methods of achieving environmental wellness. After all mass tourism is incredibly damaging to our environment and I wasn’t even sure if there was an alternative way. I still wasn’t convinced that ‘green tourism’ wasn’t an…

How to survive Marrakech’s Medina. Morocco

Marrakech’s Medina is a maze! A rabbit warren of backstreet, dirty alleys with smells to match. They can be busy, noisy and overwhelming, especially at night! After spending two weeks in Marrakech and running the gauntlet of the Medina every day, here are a few of our tips on how you can stay safe. In an…

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