No trip to Marrakech is complete without a visit to the medina (old city). During the day, wander the labyrinthine souqs (markets) and at night, head into the main square, Djemma el Fna. As dusk descends, the square is transformed into a frenzy of sights and sounds. Dozens of carts turn the open space into […]
I love my Moroccan camel leather sandals. I bought a pair on my first trip to Morocco in 2006. Quickly they became my favorite go-to summer footwear. I wore them whenever the weather would allow and were a definite in my suitcase when we moved to Japan three years later. Our apartment is typically Japanese […]
A trip to Morocco is a great chance to get a glimpse into the expansive Sahara Desert. Covering most of northern Africa and 10% of the entire continent, the Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world. It’s easy to arrange a tour in major centers via travel agencies or your accommodation may even […]
“Cous cous or tajine?” This is a question you’ll get used to being asked a lot in Morocco. Two of Morocco’s staples almost always on the menu and sometimes the only thing on the menu. Having never been a big fan of cous cous, tajine has been my go-to dish whilst travelling here. The dish […]
Considered Morocco’s national dish, pastilla (also referred to as bastilla), or savory-sweet pie, is a unique culinary experience. Traditionally made with pigeon, it is now commonly replaced with the more accessible chicken, although variations of the recipe exist across the country. The shredded cooked meat along with spices and almonds are stuffed inside filo pastry […]
Any trip to Casablanca should include a visit to the city’s most prominent landmark, the Hassan II Mosque. This magnificent mosque, commissioned by its namesake King Hassan II himself, stands majestically on reclaimed land jutting out over the glorious deep-blue backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean. Work began on the mosque in 1986 with plans for […]
Welcome to one of my favorite places in the world: Morocco! This week I’ll be featuring some of my highlights of this amazing country. Jump in my virtual suitcase and come along for the ride! First stop: Casablanca! ~ Ready to shed some skin? Head to a public steam bath or “hammam” for the scrubbing […]
This year, I have been fortunate enough to travel to 20 countries – many for the first time, while others were return visits. Here is a look into my world of travel in 2011.