48 Hours in Marrakech

marrakech_hero

There’s never been a better time to visit Morocco’s exotic and glamorous cultural capital. Here’s where to eat, stay and explore. arrakech combines the exotic with the glamorous like no other city in the world. Countless artists, filmmakers and political leaders—including Winston Churchill—have been seduced by the ancient Moroccan metropolis and its palatial riads, therapeutic […]

Morocco, From Coast to Desert

20150208-MOROCCO-slide-IKNA-videoSixteenByNine1050

ed my head with a long blue chech, the sun protection worn by Moroccan desert nomads. Nearby, camels snorted and moaned while handlers outfitted them with saddles for the imminent journey. Behind us loomed a long two-story dune and an ocean of sand, undulating toward the vanishing point. After a weeklong voyage across southern Morocco, […]

The Fantasy and Folklore of All Hallows

Pumpkins_Candy_Halloween_Origins_H

Jack Santino Halloween had its beginnings in an ancient, pre-Christian Celtic festival of the dead. The Celtic peoples, who were once found all over Europe, divided the year by four major holidays. According to their calendar, the year began on a day corresponding to November 1st on our present calendar. The date marked the beginning […]

Snake charmers and storytellers: Marrakech’s magical medieval heart

140704102409-marrakech-jemaa-el-fnaa-1-horizontal-gallery

. Editor’s note: This piece, and several others on Marrakech, complement the CNNGo TV series. This month’s show features a lesson in haggling in the medina old town and samples delicious local pancakes. It meets a homegrown rap artist and showcases the ancient city’s contemporary culture before embarking on a hot air balloon ride over the […]