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Death by Hammam in Marrakech

“Take off your clothes,” the attendant instructed. We obliged, stripping down to the bikini bottoms we’d both had the forethought to wear. The attendant handed us large, white bathrobes, which I quickly slipped over my body, keen to cover up my half-nakedness. Hammam is an important aspect of Moroccan culture and I’d be keen to […]

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A Day Trip to the Atlas Mountains of Morocco

I’d fallen for Marrakech pretty hard within about 24 hours of setting foot there. So, I would have been fairly content to have spent what minimal time we had knocking about the city. However, I’m a sucker for a good mountain range, which London is somewhat lacking in. Which is why the Atlas Mountains of […]

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Visiting the Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech

Morocco’s fourth largest city is, in a word – frenetic. A cacophony of sounds, a flurry of activity. While this is all very exciting, it’s not exactly a place I’d recommend going if you’re on the lookout for a bit of peace and hush hush. That is, unless you find yourself in the Jardin Majorelle […]

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Morocco in Winter is Always a Good Idea

I’ve never really thought about Morocco as somewhere I wanted to travel to. In fact, the entire continent of Africa has remained at the back of my mind, in the sense of “I suppose I’ll set foot on there someday.” Well, someday crept up a lot sooner than I anticipated. Turns out, the country of […]

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