Is Morocco the Best Holiday Destination for 2019?

I have always loved, and will always love, holidays in Europe. You really do have everything‚ÄĒmountains, beautiful coastline, sun, snow, rivers, vibrant cities, varieties of culture. But European holidays, especially for a Brit, are no longer what they once were. Visiting Berlin in 2015, I exchanged pounds to euros when the exchange was really at its peak: 1.4409. If you exchanged ¬£300, you could get … Continue reading Is Morocco the Best Holiday Destination for 2019?

A Day in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

From a rooftop in Marrakech in the early morning sun, the Atlas Mountains are just visible in the distance. At first glance, it’s a trick of the light, a mirage, you don’t really believe they’re there. They would barely be visible at all if it wasn’t for the sunlight catching on the snowy peaks, evidence of the cold winters that Marrakech, though that’s also difficult … Continue reading A Day in the Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Chaos and Serenity in Marrakech

When I told people I was going to Marrakech, I heard conflicting reactions. While some people who had been before said it was amazing, others extolled the hyper-business of the city, the intense heat in the Medina, the intimidating nature of the men there (“wear a wedding ring,” one friend told me, “then you won’t get harassed”). It was hard to shake these preconceptions on the flight there, and as I looked out as the plane flew across Portugal, the Atlantic, and finally the alien, sandy landscape of Morocco, I couldn’t help worrying about my choice of destination; would I enjoy the city? How different would it be to the European city-trip holidays I’m used to?

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