Hand-drawn Portuguese cistern in El Jadida Morocco.

When you gaze at the coastal city of El Jadida from the sea, you may notice that this ancient port town doesn’t resemble other traditional Moorish settlements. Indeed, El Jadida’s architecture and urban design is unique in that it has been heavily influenced by the Portuguese who occupied it for over two centuries. This influence has produced a city that truly bears witness to a history of cultural exchange between the Moroccans and the Portuguese. Continue reading…

 

multi generational family in Morocco

Is Morocco a good destination for families? If you have been considering visiting, you might be wondering whether your children will find a trip to this North African destination exciting and interesting. Look no further! Morocco is a wonderful, family-friendly destination. With a variety of activities, landscapes, and delicious foods children of all ages aren’t soon to forget this magical destination.

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Taourirt Kasbah in Morocco Venture off into the edge of Ouarzazate and discover one of Morocco’s most spectacular historical legacies of wealth and power. Just on the edge of this quiet Moroccan city, you’ll find Taourirt Kasbah, a citadel set against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. As far as fortifications are concerned in Morocco, this is one of the most impressive of its kind. With almost 300 rooms and a true maze of passageways, steps, and keylock doors, it’s easy to feel lost within this immense structure that only connects to the outside world through a narrow entrance doorway. Continue reading…

Morocco Travel Advice for the LGBTQ Community

Morocco is a travel experience that is culturally engaging, sometimes overwhelming, and always fascinating whether it’s the first visit to the region or one of many. Morocco for many reasons is a fantastic destination for adventure seekers looking to go trekking, shoppers looking for beautiful rugs and knickknacks, surfers wanting to hit the waves, and just about anything in between. But is this Muslim country a worthwhile destination for the out LGBTQ traveler?

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An illustration of the Fondouk el-Nejjarine in Fez, Morocco showing the ancient woodwork and craftsmanship of this UNESCO city

The ancient city of Fez houses within its walls an exquisite collection of monuments and sights that showcase the rich history and traditions of the Moroccan people. One of these monuments is Fondouk el-Nejjarine: an 18th century roadside inn transformed into a museum dedicated to the wooden arts and crafts typical of Morocco.

Fondouk el-Nejjarine proves to be a unique experience that reveals the past and present simultaneously: while inside you’ll be able to view beautiful pieces of wooden art on display; once you step outside you’ll have the opportunity to witness modern-day carpenters chiseling and carving their own creations. Continue reading…

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