Where to stay in Essaouira Morocco

You see, I don’t really want to share this secret with you out of fear that my preferred retreat in Essaouira will no longer be available when I need a break from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. But Dar 91 owners Jeremy and Paolo are just too sweet not to let readers in on my top … Continue reading

Top tips for travelling in Morocco

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Travelling in Morocco may just be one of my favourite places to wanderlust.  An ideal opportunity to travel slowly, to attempt to understand the culture, a chance for authentic experiences, to sit in a cafe and chat with a friendly local, it’s unlike major cities like Paris and Barcelona where the sites are endless.  In … Continue reading

How it all started: Day six

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Having decided I was definitely coming back, on day six I just sat back and enjoyed the views while listening to fabulous Gnaoua music.  From the Middle Atlas in mini-bus to an oasis in the Sahara Desert, accessed by camel. Quite simply, heavenly!

The best of Morocco’s Atlantic Coast

Cap Beddouza Morocco Copyright Mandy Sinclair

As foreigners flock to Morocco, and locals head off on holiday after celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, it seems like everyone is on holiday here in Morocco with the coastal towns along the Atlantic coast being a popular destination.   Since I’m not on holiday, I can certainly dream about going back to some of … Continue reading

Essaouira, my favourite city escape

The old city of Essaouira as seen from the port Copyright Mandy Sinclair

What’s blue and white and filled with beauty?  The old city of Essaouira of course. Located just two hours from Marrakech, it’s the perfect two-day escape from the hustle and bustle of the Red City. So when people often ask why I love it there, I can’t really explain.  Because you see there are no … Continue reading