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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…

Tips for surviving the souks in Marrakech, Morocco

Surviving the souks in Marrakech, Morocco

The smell of spices and motorbikes fumes, the feel of the heat, the shouts of the stallholders and the bright colours of stalls piled high with pottery and leather bags – prepare for all of your senses to be…

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…

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

Souks and sunsets: Things to do in Essaouira, Morocco

Perched on 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.…