Tag Archives: Morocco

Your travel happiness depends on them

No matter how many travel arrangements we make on our own — we still rely on people we meet along the way to help us out. Our travel happiness depends on them. For example, we stood helpless staring at the … Continue reading

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A look back

We traveled half-way around the world in 2013.  We celebrated New Years Day 2014 in Cambodia and continued on to Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, Tanzania, Istanbul, Rome, Madeira, Porto, Netherlands, Morocco, and Barcelona. At the end of October we boarded a … Continue reading

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The draw

Many visitors are drawn to the souks of Marrakech for a thrilling shopping experience. Rugs, brass trays, jewelry, spices, wooden boxes, leather goods and lots more pack tiny shops along winding narrow lanes. Customers bargain to get the best price … Continue reading

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We almost missed a great site

Who wants to visit an abandoned school? Ben Youssef Medersa never made it onto our list of “places to visit” in Marrakech. However, when we visited the Museum of Marrakech we had the option to pay a nominal amount to add … Continue reading

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Yves Saint Laurent’s garden

When we first planned a visit to Marrakech, we certainly hadn’t expected to spend a day at a cactus garden owned by Yves Saint Laurent, the French courtier. Our friends, John and Angela, agreed to walk with us from our … Continue reading

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Seeking tranquility in Marrakech

We read about riads – traditional large houses with an interior garden – and knew we wanted to stay in one while in Marrakech. We also wanted to stay in the Old City (the Medina), preferably near the souks (the … Continue reading

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An emergency on the mountain

We started hiking with John and Angela many, many years ago. For our first trip to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, we decided to hire a guide for three days of hiking. After all, we knew little about these mountains and … Continue reading

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