Car hire in Morocco: bad idea or not?

car hire morocco

This is without a doubt the first question that every potential traveler (and car renter) in Morocco has. You can breathe a sigh of relief, because the answer is: absolutely. Certainly if you stay away from the big cities like Marrakesh and Casablanca you won’t ever feel unsafe on the road. However, it must be said that some drivers would …

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The Yves Saint Laurent garden in Marrakech: Jardin Majorelle

majorelle gardens

  We already know that the garden was created by Jacques Majorelle and was later maintained by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé. But… How did it all start? Jacques Majorelle was a Frenchman and an artist. In his early years, he painted a lot and he regularly went to faraway places to get inspired. After his military service he left …

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What to do in Tangier for a day

things to do in Tangier

The port city of Tangier is currently in full growth. A local told me that there were officially around one million inhabitants, but in fact that number had already risen to three million! Just outside the city center, Tangier is booming at rapid pace, and therefore hundreds of new neighborhoods shoot from the ground like mushrooms. I concentrated more on the city …

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Chefchaouen, the blue pearl of Morocco

chefchaouen the blue pearl of morocco

Chefchaouen or Chaouen is one of the most romantic and most beautiful places in Morocco. The city is in the north of the country and is completely different from elsewhere in Morocco. Due to its northern location, the weather in Chefchaouen is cooler in warmer times. This is because of the fact that the mountain village is hidden away high at …

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Things to do in Morocco: The Moroccan desert

Morocco dessert tours

From Marrakesh I had to get up very early to head to the Sahara. Do you plan a desert tour yourself and want to know what you shouldn’t miss out on? Or do you want to take an organised trip from Marrakech? I’ll help you with my 3 day itinerary, whatever your choice is! Sleeping in is not included in this three-day excursion! At half past …

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10x Things to see in Marrakech and around

  There are plenty of things to see in Marrakech, but the Jemaa El-Fnaa square is undoubtedly one of the most famous squares in this city and thus not to be missed. This market is located very central in Marrakech, and there is something to see at any time of the day. During the day, dozens of stalls are attracting …

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4 x The Best Restaurants in Marrakech

best restaurants marrakech

In the middle of the medina you’ll find Naranj. A great restaurant with a beautiful interior, incredibly friendly service and delicious food. There are around five dishes on the menu, and they all made me drool! In addition, there is a whole range of (non-alcoholic) cocktails, nice drinks and original desserts. This restaurant is slightly more expensive than what you …

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3 Great restaurants in Fez

Great restaurants in Fez

It may sound strange in an article about the best restaurants in Fez, but I didn’t find the food in Palais Amani exceptionally good… For a two-course menu (main course and dessert) and a 7UP I paid €25 ($28). That’s a lot of money. That’s a looooot of money in Morocco, where you can usually eat for less than €10. The food …

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8 Places to visit in Fez

places to visit in fes

When you come near one of the tanneries in Fez, there is no way you can miss it. Sellers of leather goods are jumping on you to welcome you on their roofs. There you’ll have a beautiful view of the colored baths in which the leather hides are softened or dyed into a new color. Of the two tanneries I visited, I …

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6 Things to do in Meknes, Morocco

What to do in Meknes?

Next to the main square of Mèknes, you’ll find a huge building with several restaurants and market stalls in front of it. Don’t be put off by all these pushy sellers and just make your way to the beautiful interior of the Souk of Meknes. Inside the building you’ll find a gorgeous color palette, an impressive mix of scents and perfumes and a …

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7 best things to see in Rabat

The best sights in Rabat, Morocco

Chellah isn’t located very close to all other sights in Rabat, but that doesn’t make it less impressive. A lot of rulers and nations seemed to be interested in this beautiful place, but still that couldn’t guarantee its survival. In the fourteenth century, the then owner built high walls around this deserted village and a necropolis was placed over the ancient Roman settlements. …

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Morocco itinerary: 16 day from city to desert

Travel route Morocco itinerary

It’s possible to stay in Morocco for months and still not see everything, but with juste a little over two weeks you’ll probably have enough time to see the country’s most stunning highlights! You can easily set this itinerary for Morocco to your own hand. Prices of flights to Morocco change quickly, so definitely try changing around a few destinations …

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2 days in Rabat


Aromatic spices and dried herbs cover the rancid smell of carcasses from cows and sheep. Everyone seems to search non-stop for the best bargains, while sellers announce their offers incessantly. All of this hustle and bustle takes places under a scorching hot sun. Fortunately, the narrow streets provide a lot of shade and cooling. Before we enter the mysterious medina, we visit the Mausoleum …

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Salé, Morocco

Salé - Morocco.

In and out of the airport everything goes very smoothly and for just a little over 50 dirhams (about five euros) it takes us fifteen minutes to head to Salé. Very close to Rabat lies this small, walled city. Much quieter and an attraction in itself! Because the streets are so narrow, there is no traffic here -except for scooters, because …

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