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 […]

Morocco free to play 2017 and 2019 Cup of Nations – CAS

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. View photo “Long live Morocco without Ebola” reads a placard during a match cheered on by Moroccans in November, shortly after the country decided not to host the 2015 Cup of Nations amid fears over the Ebola crisis (AFP Photo/Fadel Senna) CAF hit Morocco’s football federation (FRMF) with the ban and a fine of […]

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, […]

Sounds from Southern Morocco: Festival Taragalte

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Heather Maxwell Posted February 27th, 2015 In late January, I traveled to the edge of the Sahara Desert in Morocco to participate in an African music festival called Festival Taragalte. It took place in the dunes just outside the dusty oasis town of M’Hamid El Ghizlane or “Town of the Gazelles.” It was the Door of […]

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- […]

Fes, Morocco: A flavour of the nation

An entertaining food tour gives Nigel Tisdall an insight into life within the hypnotic, labyrinthine souks of Fes With some 10,000 alleys, it’s easy to get lost in Fes Photo: AP By Nigel Tisdall “I still get lost,” Mehdi Bennani admits as he accompanies me through the ancient heart of Fes. With its 13 mighty gates, […]

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, […]

Fez among The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2015

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Presenting 50 incredible destinations for 2015. Where will you go this year? Stevens, a British food writer, and American Stephen Di Renza are behind Fez’s stylish Restaurant No. 7, which hosts a rotating series of guest chefs. They’re part of a group of expats restoring riads and encouraging experimentation—along with enterprising locals like Anis Sefrioui, […]

The Story of Moroccan Jews, Told by the Arab World’s Only Jewish Museum

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The Morocco Jewish Museum in Casablanca is the only Jewish history museum in the Arab world. It represents a small community, not much bigger than the Jewish community in Myanmar, but embraces centuries of culture and history that bind Jews and Muslims in Morocco. We travel through their story, through Spain, North Africa and through […]