Five reasons to visit Girona Spain

Girona Spain Copyright Mandy Sinclair

It’s often overshadowed by its big sister Barcelona down the road filled with great modern architecture, world-class art museums and a great nightlife. But little Girona accessible by both bus, train and even RyanAir flights, is architecturally beautiful, culinarily delightful, and politically interesting, it is worth a visit if only for a day.     Reason … Continue reading

Marrakech’s arts scene is heating up

David Bloch gallery, Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Following the success of the Marrakech Biennale earlier this year, the art scene seems to be heating up. Hardly a week goes by without receiving an invitation to the vernissage of the latest exhibit opening up in Marrakech. Yet it seems to be a trend throughout the Kingdom. In Rabat, the Mohamed VI Museum of Modern … Continue reading

A weekly round-up of events in Marrakech

Source: facebook.com/cafeclockmarrakech

Just a few weeks ago I was wondering what I would do with my new-found free time once high season in Marrakech ended.  You see I work in tourism and events here in Marrakech, and when it’s event season, time to relax and chill out is minimal to non-existent. But in a city like Marrakech where the … Continue reading

Experience: The hammam

The local hammam Copyright Mandy Sinclair

The hammam.  It’s a ritual here in Morocco.  And since arriving, one that I can hardly go two weeks without. With a range of luxury, mid-range and local hammams available, there is no shortage of choice.  While I’ve not been to many luxury hammams, I credit them for the providing just that, a luxury experience. … Continue reading

Tasting Marrakech

Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech, Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Since arriving in Marrakech, I have loved sipping tea on one of the roof top terraces overlooking Jemaa el Fna square as the stallholders down below set up their food stalls for the evening, the sun sets over Koutoubia Mosque and the sound of the call to prayer plays out over the lively medina. I’ve … Continue reading