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- Spanish Influence in Morocco
The Kingdom of Morocco is a diverse country with an easily recognizable and rich culture. However, when you look closely, Morocco is also a melting pot of foreign influences. The geographic position of Morocco and its history have resulted in a complex web of cultural contributions. Moroccans are extremely proud of this fact and thus […] The post Spanish Influence in Morocco appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Wednesday 20th of February 2019 04:36:02 PM
- Casablanca?s Habous Quarter: For History Buffs, Photographers and Shoppers
Most people traveling internationally end up staying at least a day or two in Casablanca, flying in and out of Mohamed V International Airport. After touring the towering Hassan II Mosque, the largest mosque in Morocco and one of the very few that non-muslims are allowed entry, a romantic stroll along the seaside boardwalk, a maybe memorable dinner at one of Casablancas many fine-dining establishments, such as Rick?s Cafe, the question becomes: Now what? The post Casablanca?s Habous Quarter: For History Buffs, Photographers and Shoppers appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Monday 21st of January 2019 04:07:21 PM
- Journey Beyond Travel?s Morocco Gift Guide
The souks of Morocco are chalk full of the perfect gifts for your special someones. Whether you?re looking for something small for a stocking stuffer or something a bit larger to toss into Santa?s sleigh, the likelihood of you making a big holiday splash with unique, often handmade gifts is assured. And if you?re really […] The post Journey Beyond Travel’s Morocco Gift Guide appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Wednesday 19th of December 2018 01:51:04 PM
- Photography in Morocco: Tips to Help You Capture that Perfect Image
Photography in Morocco is known among photographers for being extremely challenging. Though in some part this is because of the natural elements, like sand in the desert, what can make photography difficult in Morocco is the people. Moroccans famously shudder at the sight of a camera shutter. They are known to sometimes be aggressive, demanding […] The post Photography in Morocco: Tips to Help You Capture that Perfect Image appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Wednesday 5th of December 2018 04:31:14 PM
- Your Moroccan Hammam Guide: A Local Spa Checklist
In Morocco, the public bath has long been a sort of cleansing ritual performed 2-3 times a week for a millennia. Though there are numerous upscale, more private and intimate spa experiences to be had in every major city in the country, one of the most adventurous ways to get clean for the culturally inquisitive […] The post Your Moroccan Hammam Guide: A Local Spa Checklist appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Thursday 29th of November 2018 05:46:55 PM
- Moroccan Music ? Must Downloads
For nearly every traveller to Morocco, one of the biggest highlights is listening to live Moroccan music. From the performers jamming in Marrakesh’s famous square, Jemma el-Fnaa every night, to the Gnawa beats pulsing in the desert… one thing is for certain, Moroccan music will set beat to your time in Morocco. Here is our […] The post Moroccan Music – Must Downloads appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Monday 12th of November 2018 05:25:24 PM
- The Hat of the North
When you’re traveling through the north of Morocco, undoubtably, you will see colorful Moroccan reed hats dotting the landscape. These are the “sheshia” (also: chichia) hats traditionally worn by the men, women and children of the north. They are the Moroccan reeds hats of the people that inhabit the mountainous regions, known in Moroccan as […] The post The Hat of the North appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Monday 15th of October 2018 08:46:39 PM
- How Moroccan Architecture Is Built to Beat the Heat
When I was planning a trip to Fez a few weeks ago, I made sure to book a riad (a traditional Moroccan house) with air conditioning. Like many parts of Morocco in July, the temperature was forecast to be almost 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 Celsius). I was sweating as I walked through the streets but was pleasantly […] The post How Moroccan Architecture Is Built to Beat the Heat appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Monday 24th of September 2018 04:11:18 PM
- JBT?s Ultimate Guide to the Quranic Schools of Morocco
The long, storied history of learning and scholarship in Morocco is often surprising to first time visitors, and even to some longtime inhabitants. In fact, Morocco boasts the world?s oldest university ? the University of al-Qarawiyyin (also written as: Al Quaraouiyine or Al-Karaouine). Recognized by UNESCO and the Guinness Book of World Records as the […] The post JBT?s Ultimate Guide to the Quranic Schools of Morocco appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Tuesday 18th of September 2018 10:26:00 AM
- The Incredible Royal Stables of Meknes
One of Morocco?s most famed rulers was Sultan Moulay Ismail. He was 27 when he came to power and ruled from 1645-1727. During his reign, the country?s capital city was transferred to Meknes, where his slaves brought to life his splendid visions for the city?s architectural masterpieces. Often called?The Bloodthirsty? for his harsh, often violent […] The post The Incredible Royal Stables of Meknes appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Monday 27th of August 2018 04:42:38 PM
- Essaouira?s Excellent Cooking Class at l?Atelier Madada
Alyson gave me a horrified look when I asked her how long the dada (a term often used to refer to female chefs at Moroccan hotels) had been teaching Moroccan cooking classes. ?Don?t call her that! She?s a chef! I?ll explain later,? she whispered, glancing worriedly at Mona to make sure my question hadn?t been overheard. Alyson, […] The post Essaouira’s Excellent Cooking Class at l’Atelier Madada appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Monday 20th of August 2018 04:26:41 PM
- The Museum of Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) Now Open in Marrakesh
The lush grounds of a golf club in the outskirts of Marrakesh are now home to one of the only museums dedicated to African art on the continent. The Museum of Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL), privately-owned by a non-profit organization, had its official opening in February of this year. The museum aims to showcase […] The post The Museum of Contemporary Art Al Maaden (MACAAL) Now Open in Marrakesh appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Tuesday 17th of July 2018 04:10:44 PM
- Celebrating July 4th: Why the US Wouldn?t Be the Same Without Morocco
If you?re in Morocco on July 4th, you won?t see fireworks or likely hear the Star Spangled Banner playing. There won?t be any baseball games on TV and you would be lucky to find Deviled Eggs or Grandma?s Potato Salad anywhere. However, what you should know is that the US as we know it likely […] The post Celebrating July 4th: Why the US Wouldn?t Be the Same Without Morocco appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Wednesday 4th of July 2018 03:14:54 PM
- The Splendid Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat
With a past rich in history and culture, Morocco is a country that many visit to wander the old labyrinthine medinas and crumbling casbahs? and rightly so. In many ways, Morocco is a country of living history, however, it?s also a country quickly moving into the future. With new, state-of-the-art ports along the Mediterranean Coast, […] The post The Splendid Mohammed VI Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rabat appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Tuesday 19th of June 2018 07:09:43 PM
- Tetouan?s Best-Kept Secret: A Visit to the Royal Artisan School with Green Olive Arts
From the crumbling splendor of the 13th-century Alhambra in Granada, Spain, to the 14th-century Madrasa Bou Inania in Fez, Morocco, spectacular examples of Moorish plaster-carving, tilework, and intricately carved painted wood have blown the minds of millions of visitors over the centuries. Today, many of the same skills used to decorate those architectural gems can […] The post Tetouan?s Best-Kept Secret: A Visit to the Royal Artisan School with Green Olive Arts appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Tuesday 29th of May 2018 05:49:56 PM
- 24 Hours in Tetouan
The old Medina of Tetouan is a place where people live and work ? you won?t find many souvenir shops here. But if you want to experience life in a Moroccan medina with few tourists where you can explore without being bombarded by ?come have a look!? then Tetouan is well worth a visit, either […] The post 24 Hours in Tetouan appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Tuesday 15th of May 2018 05:52:57 PM
- Secret Eateries of Essaouira
So, you?re in Essaouira for a few days. You?re adventurous and your taste buds are tired of the mostly similar Moroccan fare you?ve eaten so far in Casablanca, Fez and even Marrakesh. You might be with a group and have the afternoon to yourself or perhaps traveling alone or with your partner. Any way you […] The post Secret Eateries of Essaouira appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Thursday 3rd of May 2018 04:29:41 PM
- 24 Hours in Essaouira
With its white walls and bright, broad main streets, its relaxed and friendly inhabitants, and its vibrant arts and music scene, Essaouira is my favorite city in Morocco. It has world-class kite-surfing, a beautiful beach and two major music festivals every year. Its atmosphere is unique for Morocco ? a splendid mix of new and […] The post 24 Hours in Essaouira appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Tuesday 24th of April 2018 04:17:04 PM
- Eat, Pray, Love in Morocco ? An Evening at Khadija?s Kuzina
In Essaouira, there is a cooking class unlike any other in Morocco. Khadija?s Kuzina, located just outside the medina, is an experience that is so much more than just learning something about cooking Moroccan cuisine. It?s a visit into the hearts of the proprietors, Lahoussaine (a.k.a. ?Hussein?) El Faded and Khadija El Jadiri, and an […] The post Eat, Pray, Love in Morocco ? An Evening at Khadija?s Kuzina appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Tuesday 17th of April 2018 04:44:04 PM
- A Guided Tour of The Blue City ? Chefchaouen, Morocco
The obvious question when you first get to Chefchaouen is: ?Why is it blue?? Many reasons are offered and most are myths. Some of the myths include: the color repels mosquitos; it reminded the original (non-existent) ex-sailor residents of their seafairing past; it?s a reminder to remember heaven. The real reason the entire city is […] The post A Guided Tour of The Blue City ? Chefchaouen, Morocco appeared first on Journey Beyond Travel.
Tuesday 3rd of April 2018 01:44:24 PM
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