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Budget Hostels to Consider in Marrakech
Think you can’t come to Marrakech unless you’ve got the pocketbook of a sultan? Think again! Hostels aren’t as common in Morocco as they are in Europe and in years past they were dingy, dirty, and overall not somewhere you’d want to spend any length of time. With more... Read more
Romantic Ways to Enjoy Marrakech on any Budget
Valentine’s Day is this weekend and it’s got me thinking about romantic ways to enjoy Marrakech. We meet lots of couples visiting for their honeymoon or a vacation away. Whether you’re living here, visiting for a weekend, or for a week there are countless ways to have a memorable... Read more
Marrakech: 2030 – A Future Vision of Sustainability
I first came to Marrakech in 2004 and the city then compared to the city now, were very different things. It had been five years since King Mohamed VI had come to power and he was just settling in, the people were adjusting to a new status quo and in... Read more
A Family Getaway to Riad Dar Darma
What if you could have the riad experience but still have a private apartment for you and your family? When we visited Riad Dar Darma we discovered this could come true! This riad was big and impressive from the beginning – I mean take a look at this door!... Read more
Tips for Dealing with Touts in Morocco
The cities of Morocco have a reputation for touts, or people who offer you a service you haven’t requested, such as “helping” you find your riad, or in the case of females those making unwanted advances. While there’s no way to completely avoid this, there are some ways to... Read more
Our Couple’s Escape to Riad Dar Zaman
I truly believe in the importance of couples to spend time together, alone – especially once they have children. Of course, a trip to Morocco is a great opportunity to do just this! We highly recommend any visitors to Marrakech chose to stay in a riad. They’re a very... Read more
Day Trips from Marrakech Worth Taking
Marrakech is great but even true lovers of the city look for other things to do after a few days. The good news is you can keep Marrakech as your base while spending time exploring the surrounding areas. Taking a day trip or two is a great way to... Read more
Moroccan Modern Style at Riad Sapphire
From the outside, almost every riad looks the same. The doors might be different. The walls may be shorter or taller and of course the neighborhoods vary. But from the outside there’s no way of knowing what you’ll find inside. It could be a lush green garden surrounded be... Read more