Art fit for a King

Artist Rachid Talab at work

Since moving to Marrakech I’ve been blessed to meet some amazing people.  And I was delighted when one of those amazing people invited me to an amazing afternoon art opening. But you see it wasn’t just any event. Or any gallery opening. No, this was an invite to an art exhibition featuring 50 artists, both … Continue reading

Village life

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Perhaps because I grew up in a small town, I just love the little Berber villages scattered on mountain-sides throughout the Atlas Mountains. Colourful houses lead to welcoming homes. A simple way of life. Where brand-name clothes and accessories don’t seem to matter. Or getting a table at the newest restaurant in town is low … Continue reading

A magical night at Badii Palace

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It’s one of the sites in Marrakech I normally tell people to give a miss.   Unless of course there is a special event. And the light installation organized by Alwan’Art and the French Institute at Badii Palace was an event I’m glad I didn’t miss! An old palace left in ruins, lit up by … Continue reading

Must-see Morocco

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Since moving to Morocco, I’ve had several visitors and through writing this blog I’ve had several people contact me about what to see and do in Morocco.  One of my favourite places to vacation is here in Morocco.  It’s so relaxed. It’s not like visiting a European city where there are several monuments to see. … Continue reading


Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Ah springtime.  My favourite season here in Morocco.  The temperatures are just right.  The days are getting longer.  And it’s time to just enjoy life before the heat of the summer hits. And with the fruit trees in blossom in the surrounding valleys, it’s the perfect time to head out of Marrakech. Breathe in the … Continue reading