Guide to the Hammam Experience in Morocco

Hammam interior

Morocco, one of my favourite travel destinations, is fast becoming a popular trip for weekends and longer. A country with a hugely varied topography and a fascinating culture, there are so many unmissable experiences in Morocco; but one thing that I would highly recommend is a traditional hammam experience. With…

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Postcard From… Chefchaouen‏, Morocco

Steps in Chefchaouen Morocco

Welcome to this week’s Postcard From – the feature where I chat to some lucky explorer about their recent travels. If you would like to take part please get in touch – eluxton@hotmail.co.uk or @em_luxton – I would love to hear from you! This week I’m welcoming back another familiar face:  Markus…

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Missing Morocco – My Favourite Dining Experiences

Djemma el Fna in Marrakech

Recently, I’ve (finally) been putting together a photo album from my trip to Morocco last year. Digital photography is great, but no one seems to remember to print any more, which I think is really important. I love the permanency of printed photos bound forever into a lovely book. Anyway, looking…

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Photo Friday – Souks

Lanterns, Souqs, Marrakech, Morocco

Another instalment of Photo Friday, and this time I’m sharing one of my favourite photos from the souks in Marrakech, Morocco. This photo sums up the souks for me; dark, mysterious and filled with treasures. This glittering lantern shop reminds me of an Aladdin’s cave – and makes me wish…

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Photo Friday – Jardins Majorelle

Window at the Jardins Majorelle

I tried to turn this into a feature a while ago, but I only ran two posts before I got bored / ran out of photos / forgot all about it. Anyway, I would love to try and get it running again – and I would especially love to take submissions. I’ve…

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Review: Sofitel Marrakech

Sofitel Pool

After I first visited Marrakech in March last year, I did a post about the three main options when it comes to hotels in the Red City; a riad in the Medina, a luxury hotel in the Nouvelle Ville, or a resort complex in La Palmerie outside of the city.…

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Back to Marrakech

Sofitel - Palm Tree

So – in case you missed the multiple excited (and slightly boasty) social media updates – over the last couple of weeks I’ve been lucky enough to do a fair bit of travelling with my work. I spent the weekend of the 16th in sunny, crazy Marrakech for a company meeting,…

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On the Road Reading Moments

Djemma El Fna

When I saw this fantastic competition from The Works, I couldn’t resist. They’re asking travel bloggers to write a post about their most memorable reading experience while travelling, in tribute to the upcoming film of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road. You can find out more about the competition here. While…

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Morocco – Photos From the Souqs

Lanterns, Souqs, Marrakech, Morocco

Because I miss Morocco, and because my good pal Sam Larner has kindly re-touched all of my photos from the souqs and Djemma el Fna in Marrakech, I thought I’d create an album with all the photos I took. Some of these have been used on the blog before, but…

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