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View of Atlas Mountains from Riad Capaldi, Marrakech

Riad Capaldi in the Marrakech medina, reviewed

As I mentioned before, I do love a good Moroccan riad, so after experiencing a modern version in Essaouira, it was time to get traditional in Marrakech. The only problem was picking which one – the city’s medina has…

The souks of Marrakech, Morocco

Surviving the souks in Marrakech, Morocco

The souks in Marrakech are the heart of the medina and a must-see when you’re visiting the city. Even if you’re not into shopping, they’re still a spectacle well worth experiencing. But they’re also all kinds of crazy. Prepare…

Sunset over Essaouira on the coast of Morocco
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Essaouira sunsets // In pictures

I love a good sunset, and a lot of my favourites have been on the coast, where you can watch the sun slowly dipping down into the water. Looking out across the Atlantic from Morocco’s coastline, Essaouira has a…

Rooftop pool at Riad Dar Maya, Essaouira, Morocco

Riad Dar Maya in Essaouira, reviewed

A riad is the classic place to stay if you’re visiting Morocco. In these traditional buildings the rooms face inwards onto a central courtyard with a roof terrace up above. But although the structure might be fairly standard, they…

The ramparts in Essaouira at sunset, Morocco

From the souks to the sea: What to do and see in Essaouira

Perched on the edge of Morocco’s Atlantic coast, Essaouira looks like a cross between North Africa and the Mediterranean. Surrounded by golden-stone city walls, it mixes bright blues and dazzling whitewash with flowing djellabas and the smell of spices. And…

Moroccan mint tea
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A Moroccan mini honeymoon

As part of my mission to ‘Take 12 Trips’ in 2014, I’m taking at least one trip every month – which can be anything from a local day out to an international trip. After January and February had me…

Boats in Essaouira harbour, Morocco
In pictures

Fishing boats in Essaouira harbour // In pictures

Looking around the harbour in Essaouira you see endless shades of blue – from the pale skies to the rough seas and the vibrant turquoise and blue painted fishing boats. In the 19th century Essaouira was Morocco’s biggest port.…