Posts Tagged‘Marrakech’

A Modern Moroccan Retreat at Riad Sapphire

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 heavy tapestries and ornate rugs. Or maybe trellises of flowers reaching to the roof. Or, you may be completely surprised and find white and silver modern designs welcoming you. This is what we walked into at Riad Sapphire.  I love modern design. Clean lines, with simple decorations – a way to…

Taking photographs (or not) in Marrakech

Taking Photographs (or not) in Marrakech

Marrakech has the kind of light quality photographers dream of. Rarely do we have overcast days and typically I can shoot pictures using my camera in full automatic because it captures so well. There are also amazing sites to take in – things you don’t want to forget. It’s so tempting to have your camera at the ready at all times and snap away. But, chances are your DSLR lens may get in the way of you having a pleasant and memorable vacation. When I first came here I always used my bigger DSLR camera to take pictures. Now, I…

Where to Eat in Marrakech Part Two

Where to Eat in Marrakech: Part Two

Visiting Marrakech and wondering where you should eat? It’s true that there’s some amazing food in this city. There’s also some really medicore food. Maybe it’s because there’s so many tourists visiting that restaurants don’t feel the need to keep a high quality. Or, maybe it’s because Moroccans don’t typically go out to restaurants to eat Moroccan food that the best Moroccan meals aren’t often eaten in restaurants. Whatever the reason, here are some of our favorite places. You’ll notice that most of them are not exclusively Moroccan, they’re a mixture of different types and styles of food. You can…

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{Guest Post} Spending a Day in Marrakech

I’ll be welcoming a few guest bloggers this month to share their Morocco ideas and experiences. This post is from Esther of Mooistestedentrips.  A visit to Marrakech is a boost for all your senses. You’ll spend your time in Marrakech seeing, hearing, tasting and feeling the best Morocco has to offer. It was such a relief to arrive in Marrakech after traveling through Morocco for 3 weeks. Now, don’t get me wrong. I loved Morocco. The scenery was breath taking, our overnight stay in the Sahara was a night I’ll never forget and the Imperial Cities were colorful mazes full…

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Rejuvenating at Riad Romm’an

“Mama, can this be our house?!” both of my kids exclaimed after walking into Riad Romm’an one evening. If only! It had been a trying few weeks, we’d returned from the United States to find a house full of our extended family. There was always lots of noise and commotion and so when I told them we’d be slipping away for the night to sleep in a riad they were over the moon. You don’t often play tourist in your own city, but with so many people asking me where they should stay for their visit to Marrakech I realized…

Should I Worry about Ebola in Morocco?

For months we’ve been watching the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa. I think the first mention was in February and while reports have ebbed and flowed,we have of course kept it on our radar. Just last week I noticed mention of it on the American news when one of the patients from West Africa was being transferred to the United States. I’ve gotten a few questions from people about whether or not they should be considered about this when visiting Morocco. The simple answer is no.  But there is a need to at least keep your radar up. There…

where kids can play in Marrakech

Where Kids Can Play in Marrakech

One of the single greatest resources when we moved to Marrakech was online Facebook groups. There are probably half a dozen if not more for Expats in Marrakech, Expats in Morocco, English Speakers in Morocco and so on (you get the point!) Some are more active than others but whenever I have a question about where to find something or need a reference for who to call I go first to the groups.  At first MarocBaba was skeptical but when I’d ask him where to get something he didn’t always know. Now there’s a better chance I’ll find an answer…

Month 9 in Marrakech: The Update

You’ve been seeing a little less of me here, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t been keeping busy! I’m so happy to share our Marrakech Food Tour has been seeing success and I find myself engaging in the day to day dealings of running a business, while balancing my freelance projects, and other client work. I’m now looking forward to spending a week in Portugal with MarocBaba, followed by a week in northern Spain with my best friend before packing up the kidlets for a summer in the US that is packed with fun and travel. A full plate? Yes,…