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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 without any plans, just absorbing the things that all the time happen around you. In cooperation with: Moroccan National ...

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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 near Essaouira where argan trees grow. Argan trees have nuts that cosmetics industry loves, but Moroccan tree goats love the nuts even more. In ...

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Places to Visit in Essaouira, Morocco

Essaouira city gate

The Unesco listed Essaouira is one of those pretty Moroccan coastal towns that have not been taken over by tourists. Yet there are bus tours to the city from Marrakech and Agadir, day trips with a driving time three hours one way.  The coastal city of Essaouira shows Morocco as it is: women in veils, woodworkers at their craft, narrow ...

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The Top Things to Do in Marrakech

Jemaa el-Fna snake charmer

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

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