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Relax, you’re in Morocco now

Relax, you’re in Morocco now

Packing a suitcase is one thing, but preparing yourself to be immersed in a different culture and way of life is something else entirely. From slowing down to a more relaxed rhythm of daily life, to enjoying new customs, we take a look at some different aspects of life in Morocco.

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Rugs and slippers and perfume — oh my! Shopping in Morocco

Rugs and slippers and perfume — oh my! Shopping in Morocco

There’s no doubt about it — Morocco is a shopping mecca. From colourful rugs and woollen throws to hand-painted ceramics, statement silver jewellery inlaid with turquoise and amber and hand-died and stitched leathergoods, it’s safe to say that if you brought a spare empty suitcase with you that you’d have no trouble filling it until bursting point!

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Moroccan medinas: how to lose yourself without getting lost

Moroccan medinas: how to lose yourself without getting lost

There’s something quite magical about medinas. These majestic walled cities were designed to protect citizens from attack, and date back to as early as the 9th Century (in the case of Fes). Inside every medina lies a labyrinthine maze of streets alleyways, bustling ‘souks’ or markets, squares, communal ‘hammams’ bath houses, mosques, shops and riads.

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5 ways to experience the real Morocco

5 ways to experience the real Morocco

One of the reasons why we love Morocco is that it’s totally different to home, and perhaps unlike anywhere you’ve ever been before. From the bustling square of Marrakech to the winding alleyways of Fez, to the spectacular peaks of the Atlas mountains and vast dunes of the Sahara desert; Morocco is an undeniably unique place.

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