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Posts Tagged ‘Marrakech’

A Pictorial Journey and Photography Workshop in Morocco

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 18 September 2014

When you go to Morocco, don’t make the same mistakes I did. Learn how to capture the country’s special light, and with it your impressions of a place that will surprise you. When I was there, I met the woman I eventually married. I deeply wish I had taken more pictures and that they were more evocative and of better quality. I wish I had taken a photography workshop in Morocco.

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Video Spotlight: Marrakech Street Food

  • Jakub Riziky
  • 7 September 2012

Discover the magic of street food in Marrakech – couscous, bisteeya, mechoui, freshly baked bread and countless spices. This week’s video spotlight brings you mouth-watering culinary delights from the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains that will surely make your mouth water!

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Seven UNESCO World Heritage All-Stars and Alternatives

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 12 December 2011

UNESCO recognition through its World Heritage List and time in the subsequent travel spotlight can be a mixed blessing. On the one hand, a new site gets a big status boost and some protection. On the other hand, an influx of tourists adds pressures and more need for protection. One way to curb this effect is for travellers to visit alternative heritage destinations where high tourism congestion isn’t causing problems.

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An Interview with Yolanda Clatworthy, the Ultimate Triptrotter

  • The Travel Word
  • 28 June 2011

For five weeks, Triptrotting has searched for the ‘Ultimate Triptrotter’ to have the ‘Ultimate Triptrotting Summer Experience.’ With over 300 entries and dozens of videos, they had their hands full. On June 9, 2011, a decision was finally made and Yolanda Clatworthy, an International Relations student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, was picked as the winner. Now you get to meet her!

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Local Food: A Culinary World Tour

  • WHL Group
  • 18 October 2010

When it comes to life’s simple pleasures, food definitely ranks near (if not at) the top of the list for most people. It’s probably fair to say that the way to a whole nation’s heart is through its stomach, so finding out what makes a country tick is often as simple as checking out what dishes regularly make it onto the dinner table. Thanks to the efforts of our local partners around the globe, we’ve assembled an extensive selection of typical local appetisers, soups and stews, main dishes, vegetarian dishes, desserts, drinks and snacks and street foods.

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Uncover Morocco’s Magic with Marrakech Urban Adventures

  • Michelle Rodrigues
  • 15 June 2010

Lying in the foothills of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains, the city of Marrakech is a phantasm made real of incredible sightseeing opportunities and cultural experiences. If you’re only in town for one day, take it in through Marrakech Urban Adventures, but remember that one day will only allow for a scratch at the surface.

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Photo of the Week: Generations of Tradition, Marrakech, Morocco

  • Ben P Jones (photo and text)
  • 30 May 2010

This photo was taken in one of the most traditional parts of the Marrakech, in the shadow of Bab el Khemis, one of the old town’s ancient gates. To me, it symbolizes not only Marrakech, but the experiences that can be had in Morocco. While travellers are unlikely to venture into this particular street unless accompanied by a local, it’s a familiar scene which can be found echoed throughout the city.

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Going Local in Marrakech, Morocco

  • Ben P Jones
  • 25 March 2010

My passion for Morocco came to me over 10 years ago during a trip in the south of the country. Since then I have been back many times, but the short visits ended one cold, wet, December in London when I received a call from a new contact asking me to take photos for him in Marrakech. Twelve hours, one mint tea and a drive through the city later, I decided to stay.

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Just How Wrong Can the New York Times BE about Travel?

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 25 January 2009

On 11 January 2009 the New York Times (NYT) published a piece entitled The 44 Places to Go in 2009. The introduction suggests that they are the new year’s ‘most compelling destinations’ and they’re presented in an order of preference ‘recommended’ by the NYT. My question: how could they be so wrong?

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