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Taghazout, a Blue Village in Morocco

A Taghazout back street

Morocco is best known for its pink and honey Sahara shades, but the North African country also has its blue side. In some regions the tradition is to paint houses blue, and the Atlantic coast that has blue fishing villages. One of them is Taghazout north of Agadir. This post will show you Taghazout, a Moroccan secret discovered by the ...

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Agadir, Morocco: Sand, Sea and Winter Sun

Agadir, sand, sea and winter sun

Looking for a warm place to go for winter sun? Agadir, Morocco, has it all: sun, sea and kilometers of fine sand. Not too many sights to exhaust you so you can just spend lazy days by your hotel pool. And on the beach, breathing warm sea air and watching surf waves. We spent a winter week in Agadir, jogging ...

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Marrakech: Jemaa El-Fna Photo Tour

Food stall on UNESCO listed Jemaa el-Fna, Marrakech

The central square of Marrakech Jemaa El-Fna is one of the best places to see Morocco as it is and meet the Moroccans as they are. Times change but the show on this old square goes on. The Moroccans still keep to their old traditions and cultural heritage which made UNESCO take Jemaa el-Fna on their World Heritage list. In ...

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Getting Lost in the Souks of Marrakech

Lazy afternoon in the souks of Marrakech

I got lost in the souks of Marrakech. Trying to find my way in the huge labyrinth I had to give up and just enjoy the mess. This ancient North African street market is best explored by just walking around, aimlessly and without any plans, just absorbing the things that happen around you. In cooperation with: Moroccan National Tourist Office ...

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Essaouira, Morocco: Did I See Goats in Trees?

Moroccan goats in trees

Goats in trees by the Marrakech to Essaouira highway? We stopped the car, walked back and yes, we saw black and white Moroccan goats high up in tree branches. Moroccan goats climb in trees, but only where the argan tree grows. Argan trees have precious nuts loved by the cosmetics industry worldwide, but someone likes those nuts even more, the ...

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Places to Visit in Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira city gate

The UNESCO listed Essaouira is one of the pretty Moroccan coastal towns not taken over by tourists so far. To visit the town take a bus tour from Marrakech or Agadir with a driving time three hours one way.  Essaouira shows Morocco as it is: women in veils, woodworkers at their craft, narrow alleys, whitewashed walls. And countless doors, most ...

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The Top Things to Do in Marrakech

Jemaa el-Fna snake charmer

After returning from Morocco I put together a list on the top things to do in Marrakech. Trying to charm snakes is not what you should do at first hand, but there are better things like fairy-tale palaces, busy souks, green oasis like parks and pink mosques.  I’m sure you will like the Moroccan wonders I will soon show you. ...

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