Saffron harvest in the Ourika Valley

Saffron Gardens Ourika Valley Morocco Copyright Mandy Sinclair

Once in awhile a break from routine is necessary. On this day out in the Ourika Valley that’s just what we did. We wandered amongst the gardens and saffron crocus fields.¬†And sipped mint tea under the olive trees and date palms. Ate a breakfast of local in-season fruits and dipped our freshly baked bread in … Continue reading

Essaouira’s Festival of Atlantic Andalusian Music

Benjamin Bouzaglo in Essaouira at Festival des Andalusie Atlantiques Copyright Mandy Sinclair

It all started during a week-long adventure through Andalusia with one of my favourite gals. We had arrived in Cordoba where it was raining heavily, so we retreated to a wonderful Andalusian-style restaurant serving the most amazing Sephardic cuisine. As we sipped wine and sampled amazing dishes from the region, the sun broke through and … Continue reading