Category Archives: Morocco

Essaouira – Morocco’s Coastal Gem

As we continued on our amazing road trip through the highlights and enjoying some amazing foods of Morocco, we were excited to head towards the walled city and fishing port of Essaouira. As far as Moroccan seaside towns go, Essaouira has nearly got it all: a thriving medina; enticing souks filled with exotic spices, pottery, […]

High Atlas Mountains Day Trip to Ksar Ait Benhaddou

Our Moroccan road trip had been more exciting and full of surprises than we could have anticipated. We’d been awed by the sheer beauty of the Morocco in places like Volubulis, El Jadida, Chefchaouen, and Essaouira. We’d been overwhelmed at the chaotic energy of the Marrakesh food stalls, the Berber market in Azrou, and the […]

Intriguing Food Stalls of Jemaa el Fna, Marrakesh

Intriguing Food Stalls of Jemaa el Fna, Marrakesh

Bubbling cauldrons of soup, steaming bowls of snails, sizzling meat skewers, steaming lambs’ heads, and piles upon piles of fresh green mint–welcome to the incredible Jemaa el Fna, the grand square at the heart of Marrakesh’s ancient Medina! Jemaa el Fna – The Heart of the Medina [toc] Every morning the square comes to life […]

Exploring The Souk and Tanneries of Fez, Morocco

Exploring The Souk and Tannery of Fez, Morocco

As we continued on our way traipsing through Morocco, we couldn’t miss Fez. The ancient city of Fez has been attracting merchants, traders, and tourists for hundreds of years. Most of the old quarters date back nearly 1500 years with their roots in the very early days of Islam in northern Africa. Palaces, fortress, mosques, […]

Sunset on Morocco

Sunset on Morocco

I love traveling in winter when the sun sets before it’s time to go to dinner.  It’s great to be able to enjoy the full spectrum of colors, then go in and taste the amazing dishes of each country.  A Morocco sunset is one for the bucket list! The skies are yellow, pink, purple, and […]

Sensory Delights at the Berber Market in Morocco

One of the things we wanted to do while traveling through Morocco is visit a local market. We fell in love with them in Turkey, and we knew that we could find some good produce, maybe some souvenirs, but more than anything it would be a glimpse into the lives of the locals. We’d just […]

The Gorgeous City of El Jadida, Morocco

UNESCO World Heritage Site El Jadida

The drive from Casablanca to Essaouira can be a long, hot and boring ride along the A7. While this may be the quickest route at just over four hours, it sure doesn’t show you much of Morocco. For a better option, if you have the time, take the coastal route for it’s sweeping views of […]

Visiting Volubilis – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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A Little-Known Roman Ruin Near the Holiest City in Morocco Morocco is on everyones’ tongues lately. Visions of crenelated towers, orange juice vendors in a chaotic souk, and camel rides at sunset in the Sahara draw us to the top of the dark continent.  Over 10 million visitors a year seek out the exotic sounds […]

Marrakesh, a Magical Intro to Morocco!

Marrakesh

Living in central Europe, Jim and I are always looking for ways to escape the winter cold. This winter we decided that a Moroccan Road Trip would be just the fix. We expected warm and sunny weather, and even though it wasn’t quite as warm as we expected, it was a sweet respite from Germany. […]

Making Mint Tea the Moroccan Way

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How many glasses of mint tea will you need before you become tea-drunk? After being in Morocco for a few weeks, even I become a little cranky if I haven’t been offered a glass of tea within milliseconds of arriving….anywhere!  There is something soothing, relaxing, calming about being offered the chance to sit and wait […]

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