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Market Day Thursday: Marrakech’s Djemaa el Fna

Marrakech’s Djemaa el Fna is the heart and the main symbol of the city. I don’t think a visit to  Marrakech would be complete without visiting this market place, getting lost in its maze of market stalls and restaurants, entranced by the scent of colorful Moroccan spices on display and creating your own experience with the somehow unique… Continue reading Market Day Thursday: Marrakech’s Djemaa el Fna

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The Volubilis of Meknes

Travel Date: October 2010 Part of our DIY Moroccan itinerary is a half-day trip to Volubilis. Antik and I went by car to this ancient site which is located outside Meknes. Volubilis was developed as a Phoenician and later, Carthaginian, settlement. It grew rapidly under the Roman rule. Around 285 AD, the town fell to local tribes… Continue reading The Volubilis of Meknes

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Chefchaouen: You Gave Me the Blues

  If Greece has Santorini, Morocco has… Chefchaouen… If Santorini is white, Chaouen is blue… My comparison ends there. A small picturesque town hidden between the twin Rif peaks of Jebel ech Chaouen where Spanish-influence intertwined with Jewish tradition that resulted in a charming town of white-washed homes with powder-blue accents… Tucked in the northeast corner of Morocco… Continue reading Chefchaouen: You Gave Me the Blues