Ramadan in Marrakech, or a tale of embracing the culture

Mhancha treats during Ramadan

Ramadan is well underway here in Marrakech and daily routines are slightly modified. Or in my case, completely. Because this year I’ve decided to fast. You see my first Ramadan was such a special experience as I joined friends for ftour I didn’t think twice about staying the following year. But the second year was different. You see I … Continue reading

Ramadan in Marrakech

Copyright Mandy Sinclair

As the sun was setting over the red city, friends were gathering for ftour, the traditional meal following a day of fasting. And while I was originally dreading Ramadan this year, I mean temperatures above +40’C every day, I’m getting used to it. Actually I have to say I’ve been enjoying it.  Because it forces … Continue reading

Eid Mubarak!

Enjoying ftour in Fes, Morocco

Well the month of Ramadan has come to a close.  And the streets of Marrakech are back to their usual hustle and bustle. I remember when I was booking my ticket to Morocco, I wanted to be here before Ramadan started.  People thought I was crazy for wanting to travel in a Muslim country during … Continue reading

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak to all my friends in Morocco.  After several days of fasting during Ramadan, it is time to celebrate Eid el-Fitr. My friend Abdel told me he’s celebrating with his family and friends, eating lots of delicious Moroccan cuisine.  Oh how I’d love to be there.  Perhaps next year!