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 […]

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, […]

Fes: A time traveler’s delight

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Every week, Inside Africa takes its viewers on a journey across Africa, exploring the true diversity and depth of different cultures, countries and regions. Fes, Morocco (CNN) — Fes is Morocco’s oldest city, and in many ways, it feels like a window on history. It’s home to the world’s largest, living medieval settlement, as well as to thousands […]

Travel Photography in Morocco: How to Capture a Sense of Light, Place — And Maybe Even a Wife

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In Morocco, I met the woman I eventually married. Sometimes I blame it on the light. No, that’s not correct. Sometimes I credit the light for having shown — er, shone — her to me right. We were part of a muster of youth activists meeting in Morocco, in a desert (and nearly deserted) village outside of Ouarzazate, […]