Essaouira – Mogador, Morocco Itinerary

I am attending a press trip to the beautiful Moroccan seaside town of Essaouira Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th April and hope you will follow the adventure on the #epicEssaouira hashtag. Essaouira is a beautiful coastal location about two hour’s drive from Marrakech. It’s known for its hippy-chic atmosphere, gorgeous weather, delicious seafood and local activities (water sports, horse riding, …

Postcard from a Marrakech street scene

Oranges are easy to find in Marrakech, in fact anywhere in Morocco. They grow in trees at the side of the streets, in train stations, parks and just about anywhere you look. The main square of Djemaa el Fna is flanked by stallholders selling freshly squeezed orange juice at an unbelievably cheap price. I always wondered where they collected their …

All Things Colour and Spice in the Souks – Photo Essay

“Having a life described as being colourful usually means it is also interesting” One of the great pleasures of travelling is visiting markets and souks, not necessarily to pick up a bargain or experience the culture but just to soak up the sights, sounds and smells that ambush at every turn. Almost all foreign souks have one thing in common; …

The Marrakech Medina – Berbers and souks in Morocco

The tone of this trip to Marrakech, Morocco became apparent within the first hour or so of arrival. Sharing a ‘petit’ taxi with a French guy from the airport, the driver probably charged a little over the top but neither of us were in the mood for bartering. “An adventure had already been experienced however” The driver did not know …