Discovering The Real Morocco In The Souk

Monday, April 1, 2013

The chaotic atmosphere of Marrakesh, Morocco, is like nothing you’re used to. The coolest city in Morocco is unique in its regimented disorder. Horses pulling green carriages mark the roads that the motorcycles and taxis weave through in a wave of terrifying harmony. The main openings that lead into the narrow souks are at the […]

Top 5 Coastal Towns In Morocco

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Spain still has the monopoly on coastlines blighted by ruinous tourism development, but Morocco, just a ferry-ride away, is still largely untouched. Aside from Agadir and its package holiday resorts, Morocco’s coastline harbors many intriguing settlements. Some of these have long been on the independent traveler’s radar, but some have hardly been explored at all. […]

Space, Time And Fez

Monday, August 8, 2011

He shrugged at me. “It’s Berber silver, sir.” “It isn’t though is it? Because it isn’t Berber, and it isn’t silver. Therefore, not Berber silver. Anyway, you didn’t mention the Berber bit when you sold it to me. I think the word you used at the time was ‘Sterling.’ I want my 200 dirham back.” […]

Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Countries For 2010: And The Winner Is . . .

Friday, November 6, 2009

Lonely Planet’s doling out accolades to these ten countries as being very topping, with El Salvador being the toppingist of them all. Okay, they don’t really elaborate as to what this list mean, other than being the “hottest countries for next year,” but I assume they mean destinations that are, or have been, under the […]

Who Knew Morocco Was For Surfers?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

For those looking for a little surfing getaway while in North Africa, look no further than Taghazoute, Morocco, a small fishing village in Southern Morocco that has started to gain a big following in the surfing community. Prime surfing season is September through April when you can expect swells from 3 – 15 feet, or […]

Rockin’ The Casbah With Richard Bangs

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

“In desert we have time but no watch. In America you have watch but no time.” The enlightened words of my Berber guide reverberated in the silence of the Sahara. Just a speck on one of the many majestic dunes, I sat there — phone in one pocket, iPod in the other — gazing up […]

Discovering Tangier With A Little Help From A Friend

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Many travelers skip Tangier on their way to the rest of Morocco due to the city’s sordid history and dodgy reputation. But, as I discovered, sometimes all it takes is just a little help from a friend from the inside to discover the wonders of the city. By Jeffery Smith “Why don’t we go to […]

What Happened To Edgy Tangier?

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Seedy coffeehouses, hashish-smoking partygoers, and a long history of counterculture, Tangier may be cleaning up its act a little due to the efforts of King Mohammed VI, but it doesn’t take long to see the city like Burroughs did back when he holed up here to write Naked Lunch, or how the countless number of […]

How About Trekking 2,500-Meter Mountains In Morocco For X-Mas?

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Looking for a calm, relaxing spot to spend your holiday? Then forget the Jebel Sahro mountain range. About a day’s drive from Marrakesh, Morocco, and just on the border of the Sahara Desert, these sparse but magnificent peaks offer some of the best winter hikes in the world for those looking for outdoorsy adventure in […]

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