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What to Wear in Morocco


Fashion for the Medinas

At the crossroads of Europe and Africa, Morocco is a cultural conundrum. Bordered by the Mediterranean, the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, and the Sahara Desert it’s as diverse a landscape as you’ll ever find. An intoxicating blend of the ancient and exotic, traveling to  Morocco requires a bit of planning. For example, visiting the many mosques requires an appropriate amount of modesty, but the hot desert sun and dusty landscape present a need for cool comfort as well. To avoid offending while still appearing effortlessly chic, here are some tips for what to pack for a journey to Morocco:

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Eating in Morocco


Tips for Tagine Cooking

The word tagine describes the clay or ceramic vessel used to cook Moroccan food but it is also a term for the hearty casserole dishes that are cooked inside these oddly-shaped pots. For centuries, Moroccans have slow-cooked tagines of lamb and sausage, vegetables and spices. And what was once the culinary-style of bedouins and tent-cooks has now become more and more common throughout the world. While there’s no better spot than a seat around the tagine in the exotic country of Morocco, we do have these tips to offer for preparing, cooking with, and using a tagine:

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Unique Things to Do in Fès, Morocco


Discovering Authentic Morocco

Straddling the worlds of Europe and Africa, Morocco lies at the crossroads of two civilizations. At its heart is the ancient city of Fès, one of the four Imperial cities. Explore the Volubilis, an imposing Roman ruin and UNESCO World Heritage Site, or search for antiques in the Fez Mellah, the city’s Jewish Quarter. Stroll through the souqs of the ancient medina or see the stunning Karaouine Mosque. However, if you’re looking for an even more interactive and authentic experience in Morocco, consider taking a cooking class.

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Top Ten Tips for Visiting Morocco's Souqs


Exploring Its Stalls

Miles of stalls snake their way through the medinas of Morocco. But in cities like Fès and Marrakech, one spice stand can look like every other and knowing the art of bartering may just mean the difference between a good deal and offending the locals. Knowing what to buy, how to haggle and how to stay safe is important in some of the world's largest souqs. Here are our top tips for visiting Morocco’s fascinating sites:

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Ten Ways to Contribute to Kasbah Tamadot's Volunteer Travel Initiative


When Travel Does Good

Kasbah Tamadot is an exotic travel destination in the High Atlas Mountains. Bought by Sir Richard Branson during one of his famous ballooning expeditions, this boutique luxury hotel features 27 rooms and suites, each decorated with Moroccan furnishings and antiques, as well as luxury Berber tents, some with their own private plunge pools.

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Luxury Adventures in an Exotic Destination: 'Glamping' Bedouin-Style


El Khiam Ahlam, Morocco

The most exotic destinations in the world are, perhaps, also the most remote. Hidden corners of the planet unlike any you’ve ever seen. Places like the Sahara Desert, where waves of shifting sand as far as the eye can see rise up to meet a blue-velvet night sky so filled with stars it never really grows dark. Can’t you just imagine sleeping on the desert floor beneath the weight of all those other worlds, waking to the cool morning breeze that flutters across your face? This is El Khiam Ahlam, a luxury Berber camp in the middle of one of the most isolated places on Earth and just one of the unforgettable experiences on a luxury Moroccan journey like Travcoa's Minarets & Medinas of Morocco small-group Escorted Journey.

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Morocco's Crowning Jewel


The Fès el Bali Market

When you enter the tanneries of Fès el Bali, you are given a sprig of mint to hold under your nose. The herb is an attempt to mask the smell of the tanning agent which is made from pigeon droppings, the secret to Morocco’s supple and brightly-hued leather goods. It is a process that has changed very little since the 12th century. In fact, huge vats still brim with raw hides which are gathered daily from local slaughter houses. There’s no doubt that you can find superior leather products throughout the world, but few places get you so close to the actual source of your goods.

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Shining a Light on Morocco


A Crossroads of Cultures

From the white pillbox kepis of the French Foreign Legion to the mysterious Tuareg “blue men,” the ruins of the Roman Empire to the muezzin’s call to prayer, Morocco is a land with many faces. With one foot in Europe and the other in Africa, it straddles two worlds and is rarely defined in simple, absolute terms.

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Exploring the handiwork of nomadic tribes in Morocco


Treasures from the Medina

Miles of stalls snake their way through crammed alleyways and elaborate archways in the medinas of Morocco. In cities like Fès and Marrakech, locals hurry down the jumbled corridors a donkey’s width in size, past mounds of exotic spices and tangled strands of jewelry. These medinas (quarters) are the oldest sections of the nomadic cities, and whether you’re in the mood to shop on your luxury vacation or just want to take home an unforgettable cultural experience, Morocco’s souks (markets) are like nowhere else on the planet.
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