Life in Marrakech, April edition

Ait Bougmez Valley, Atlas Mountains Morocco, Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Wowza where April month gone? Having spend a week in the Ait Bougmez region (a long-time bucket list destination) on a blogger trip where I enjoyed a slower pace of life, meeting locals and chatting over many, many mint teas, I returned to Marrakech refreshed and reminded why I moved to Morocco. So I’ve been enjoying life a … Continue reading

A Sunday morning in Ait Bougmez

Ait Bougmez Valley, Atlas Mountains Copyright Mandy Sinclair

The silence was deafening as I sipped cafe au lait overlooking the peaceful village and the valley below. Men worked the small plots of land by hand, using what seemed to be ancient tools. But an important role as the food produced would nourish the family throughout the summer months and provide a stock for the winter months. The apple … Continue reading

Awaln’Art 2015 kicks off in Marrakech

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

It was one of the first festivals I “stumbed” upon when I moved to Morocco back in 2011. Street performers, musicians and marionettes shut down Marrakech’s busy Avenue Mohamed V as they danced and paraded through the streets to launch Awaln’Art, a festival that features international artists performing in public places. Since then I’ve stumbled upon … Continue reading

Travel Bucket List 2015: Ait Bougmez

Ait Bougemez Valley Morocco Copyright Mandy Sinclair

After having spent 2014 working on setting up my business and building contacts, I decided to make this the year I travel more. So when I found this quote on Instagram, I knew I had to make this my priority this year. So I’ve gone to two new places – Brussels and now I’ve just … Continue reading

That springtime feeling

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

With daylight savings time in full effect and a week of rain leading and warmer evenings following hot sunny days, it is creating a springtime feel in Marrakech. You know that feeling when you stay up a little later. Linger a little longer in the cafe. Work a little less (if possible). And waking up … Continue reading