Morocco, Marrakech –  last day visit to Majorelle Gardens and I can finally binge obsess about the doors I’ve seen all over Morocco

So we visited the lovely, but sadly overcrowded, Majorelle Gardens on our last day. This was where the late YSL and his partner developed a garden (which they rescued from potential oblivion) and a foundation to help local kids. In summary it is a homage to cactus, blue and yellow and has the best gift […]

Morocco, Marrakech – another lovely place to rest our heads- Riad La Sultana and another day to get lost in the largest souk in the country

Marrakech is yet another city full of tiny doors that hide so much from the public eye – whether it is a shop with three floors resembling an Aladdin’s cave or the many riads in the old medina. It is not the done thing to show off what you have – hence the unobtrusive exteriors […]

Morocco – Riad Bab Oubika, our lovely day of peace and quiet in the Atlas Mountains

Finally we had a day of rest and there is nowhere nicer to relax than in a fantasy riad nestled into the mountains. The Riad Bab Ourika fit the bill very nicely and apart from a short lesson in making a lamb terrine we did very little except read, snooze and enjoy this lovely building […]

Morocco – Adobe everywhere, rooftops for lazing about, scenery and gardens – just another day day in the interior of the country

After surviving the desert sand storm, the road trip continues through Ouarzazate where we saw “Moroccowood” where everything from Lawrence of Arabia to Gladiator was filmed. And now we are spending a couple of nights of “chill time” on the top of a hill at a gorgeous Riad in the Atlas Mountains in Bab Ourika. 

Morocco , Fes – Carpets, places of learning, city gates, dates and rose petals – just another day in the medina 

Exotic, varied and intriguing – a walk through the old town of Fes has something for everyone and more alleyways than you can imagine (Melbourne you have serious competition). It definitely helps to have a guide. Relax and enjoy the friendly people who are so proud to talk about their heritage and specific handicraft skills. […]