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View of Atlas Mountains from Riad Capaldi, Marrakech
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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
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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…

Rooftop pool at Riad Dar Maya, Essaouira, Morocco
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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…

Souks and sunsets: What to see and do in Essaouira, Morocco
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Souks and sunsets: What to see and do in Essaouira, Morocco

Perched on the edge of Morocco’s Atlantic coast, Essaouira is 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.…