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THERE IS (NO) ALCOHOL IN MOROCCO!

One of the most common questions I receive from travellers, is about alcohol. “Can you buy alcohol in Morocco or it is forbidden by religion? Are there bars/clubs? Can women drink in the bars”? Of course, alcohol consumption in Morocco is a sensitive subject, but yeah, very interesting one to discuss! Although Muslims are forbidden…

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MOVIES THAT MOTIVATES YOU TO TRAVEL

Have you ever wanted to quit your boring job and to move to Bali, where you would meet a handsome guy (beautiful girl) and after to write a life changing book (like in the movie “Eat, pray, love”)? Have you ever wanted to hide somewhere in the nature? Where you would live without any sign…

Marrakech guide

Yes, there is snow in Morocco! And I saw it!

“There is real snow in Morocco?” I asked my friends when moved to Marrakech. I mean, I saw the snowy peaks of the High Atlas mountains, but never though there is an actual snow, snowmen or even a skiing resort. So yeah, now I can confirm that there is a snow in Morocco and you…

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Marrakech guide

Ultimate guide to cycling in Marrakech

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I had lived in Amsterdam before I moved to Marrakech. No wonder why, on my second day in the city, I  bought a bike. It worried me, though, how I will manage to cycle in the hectic streets of Marrakech. This city has so many more forms of transportation: mopeds,…

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My home in Marrakech – loft in the heart of Medina

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Opposite than in Europe, the old towns  of Moroccan cities is not a dream place to live. Many expats and even Moroccans avoid old towns (called Medina) because of hectic small streets  and noisy traffic. And even more nosy traditional neighbours. Despite all negative opinions, I decided to leave my…

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A day trip from Marrakech for only 1 euro!

Marrakech is surrounded by many beautiful spots to visit in a one day trip.  Lalla Takerkoust is one of my favourites when I want to escape from the heat in Marrakech and enjoy refreshing nature. Situated around 40 km from Marrakech, Lalla Takerkoust town is reachable by taxi or a bus. The shared grande taxi…

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Why Essaouira is a must place to visit in Morocco

Positioned on the Atlantic coast, Essaouira was always my favourite place in Morocco. It is a must destination to visit for any traveller, otherwise, you will miss the completed picture of the real Morocco. In Arabic, Essaouira means “Little picture”. And, literally, Essaouira is a little picture –  a small, breezy town with a wide…

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How much French do you need to survive in Morocco?

Can you survive living in Morocco with only English? I’ve been asked this question many times and my answer is positive. However, if you really want to immerse yourself in the Moroccan life, you should learn the Moroccan Arabic (known as Darija). Or, like me, try to master French. After my first visit to Morocco,…

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Is Agadir worth a visit?

Agadir is not a typical city of traditional Morocco. Completely rebuilt after a devastating earthquake, it became a modern place with an airport and 360 sunny days a year. No wonder why,  Agadir has built its reputation as a  destination  primary for a package tour holidaymakers. Agadir can suit less to independent travellers, who are…

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Marrakech guide

The best place for shopping in Marrakech (fixed prices)

Haggling in the street markets in Marrakech is a big part of the fun of Morocco. However, after visiting these hectic Souks a dozen of times, I prefer the relaxing alternative – Ensemble Artisanal,  a Moroccan crafts complex  sponsored by the local government. l’Ensemble Artisanal  is located close to the main Jemaa el Fnaa square.…

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