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My Own Walking Tour at the Kasbah in Tangier

I always thought that the likes of Paris or Venice were the world’s greatest destinations for avid tourists like me. But like other travelers who happen to evolve with time and finally find their nerves agreeing on visiting a relatively cheaper and distant destination, I found my solace in traveling

5 Things to do in Tangier

One day in summer, my feet brought me to the streets of Tangier – the city which has influenced the people on their taste in arts, culture, and cuisine from around the world. Tangier is a mix of everything – partly because of the invasions of the Spanish, Muslims, Portuguese,

Four Attractions Not to Miss in Meknes

Meknes is an ancient place in Morocco that most tourists would pass by, in favour of the nearby Fez. Most tourists who go here are day trippers from Fez. They combine their day trip to Meknes with Moulay Idriss and Volubilis, an ancient Roman city. And that’s exactly what I

Photos: All the Moroccan Food I Ate in Morocco

Here’s all the Moroccan food I Ate in Morocco. Ok, well, some of the food, actually. I didn’t literally took a pic of all the dishes I gobbled down but only the few which I mostly like. Let me start with the food prepared by the mother of my Moroccan

Chefchaouen – Morocco’s Most Photogenic Blue City

I have no doubt that Chefchaouen is Morocco’s most photogenic blue city. There are no skyscrapers here but mountains and there are no flickering light bulbs at night but stars. The houses aren’t made of steel and glass windows but of adobe bathed in blue. If you are in Tangier, it’s

Medina in Fes Looks Eerie in the Morning

The moment I entered the medina in Fes, I was met with a lot of annoyances. A simple “thank you” with a smile didn’t work, so I ignored the scammers and hawkers. The first scammer told me that the hostel I’ve booked had already been closed a week ago. He

Bab Boujloud – The Gateway to the Medina in Fes

Anyone going to the the medina in Fes must pass through Bab Boujloud. This is a huge blue gate built in 1913. Its impressive, delicate arabesque and knot work ornaments never fail to attract attention to anyone visiting the city. The ornaments outside is blue. And green on the inside.

The Roman Ruins of Volubilis

The Roman ruins of Volubilis is a testament that the area was once a progressive city that held power and might. The imposing pillars and arches show grandeur of Roman architectural style. The ruins are reminders that the Romans were there, settled, conquered it – and vanished. Today, the Roman

The Beauty of the Unfinished Hassan Tower

On the day we visited Hassan Tower in Rabat, we were not allowed to go farther beyond the gate. It was around Ramadan and the guard told us that it’s closed for the day because there was some kind of celebration inside. We managed to ask him permission to stay

The Views and the Narrow Streets of Oudayas Kasbah

As soon as I hopped on the car of a friend who met me at the train station, he directly brought me to Oudayas Kasbah. It’s a casbah inside an impressive ancient fortress with a huge gate that would make you feel like a dwarf. Stop right at the gate

Moulay Idriss is the Birthplace of Islam in Morocco

Moulay Idriss is the birthplace of Islam in Morocco. The town is named after Moulay Idriss I, the great grandson of Prophet Mohammed and who brought Islam to the country. He is, of course, the country’s most-revered Saint. Moulay Idriss is built on two verdant hills. As you can see,

The Beautiful Doors of Morocco

Ladies and gentlemen, the beautiful doors of Morocco! On my first few hours in Marrakech, I noticed the old, repainted, renovated, run-down and pretty doors of the city. Their charming designs delighted me so I took a lot of photos until I became obsessed. There was even a time when

A Day at Ouzoud Waterfalls

We were picked up from our hostel around 8 in the morning but didn’t really leave Marrakech until 9:30. Our tour bus had pick to up some people from one hostel to another. The journey from Marrakech to Ouzoud Falls was almost three hours with one stop for bathroom break.

The Splendid Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate

When “Lawrence of Arabia” was filmed at the nearby Ait Benhaddou, all other kasbahs in Ouarzazate became known, too. Taourirt kasbah is just one of the many in the area. It was once an important kasbah in the country’s trading history with rest of Africa. What I like most here

Marrakech Medina is an Assault to the Senses

Marrakech medina is an assault to the senses. The souk is a visual feast of colours – from clothes to shoes to spices and jewelries. Yes, it’s a shopping paradise for those who love colours, moorish designs and fashion. The best thing about this souk is that the vendors are
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