Valuable experiences on trip to Morocco

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Northumberland College students travelled to Morocco earlier this month to learn about the importance of sustainable tourism in an area recently devastated by flooding. The group, who are studying for the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Travel and Tourism Management, camped on the edge of the Sahara Desert for 10 days, visiting local attractions to […]

TripAdvisor users choose Marrakech, Morocco, as top 2015 destination

A street in the heart of the medina in Marrakech, Morocco, founded in 1070. (Susan Spano / Los Angeles Times) TripAdvisor users choose Marrakech, Morocco, as top 2015 destination Marrakech A street in the heart of the medina in Marrakech, Morocco, founded in 1070. (Susan Spano / Los Angeles Times) By MARY FORGIONE Travel Marrakech, […]

48 Hours in Marrakech

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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 […]

Matthew Williamson’s Marrakesh: My Kind of Town

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Matthew Williamson, the English fashion designer, reveals his favourite haunts in Marrakesh Matthew Williamson: “I drink a gallon of proper northern builder’s tea when I get back from Marrakesh because the tea there is very sweet Photo: Getty Images Interview by Sarah Ewing 10:37AM GMT 20 Feb 2015 Why Marrakesh? It’s so accessible and quick to […]

Where to Eat in Marrakech: The Red-Hot City

It may be a tourist spot, but Le Grand Balcon du Café Glacier’s sunset views of Jemaa el-Fna are hard to beat. Credit: Alan Jensen DECEMBER 8, 2014 / WRITTEN BY ALEXANDER LOBRANO Everyone falls for Marrakech, myself included. My first morning in the city 25 years ago, I got hopelessly lost in the rose- […]

Morocco, From Coast to Desert

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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, […]

Marrakech International Film Festival 2014

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The 14th edition of the Marrakech International Film Festival will take place this year from 5-13 December, 2014. The 2014 festival will welcome a major delegation of actors, directors and producers, and spotlight some of the masters of the Japanese movie industry. Sharing the spotlight will be Yasujiro Ozu, Kore-Eda Hirokazu, Kenji Mizoguchi, Mikio Naruse, Akira […]

Marrakech forum highlights tolerance

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The World Human Rights Forum (WHRF) in Marrakech was packed to capacity on the rainy morning of Saturday (November 29th). Lebanese singer Marcel Khalifa joined academics, human rights activists, political leaders and students at the Moroccan event to decry growing intolerance in the Arab Muslim world. Khalifa, the guest of honour at the debate, is […]