Morocco

Al Aïn At The Royal Palm, Marrakech - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 29.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

Our starters arrived not long afterwards, and the Moroccan Salads were brought over to us on a tall metal cake stand, which was filled with small dishes. Each salad was refreshing, and full of flavour and I especially enjoyed the green beans and the fennel.

The Selman, Marrakech - Review

Beth Brookfield | Posted 02.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Beth Brookfield

On our second night in Marrakech we had dinner booked at The Selman hotel, which is a 5 star hotel situated about 15minutes outside the centre. Prior to dinner we decided to visit the La Mamounia hotel for cocktails, as we'd been recommended by friends that it was a must whilst in Marrakech, and we sat in the pretty gardens and enjoyed a refreshing early evening cocktail each.

It's a Game Changer

Richard Reoch | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

"Now we are able to buy sheep, breed them and sell them," says Hanane Anassi who leads a women's cooperative in the harsh landscape of Morocco's Atlas mountains. What's changed in this ancient land where millions live in poverty, is that these sheep-raising women have become computer savvy.

Can Club Med Cut it - Kids in Morroco , Marrakech Le Riad

Pregnant City Girl | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Pregnant City Girl

So, I finally made it to Club Med. during the most momentous week in recent British history we made our Brexit to Marrakech. I almost feel like I've made a joke in poor taste, such is the panic back at home.

A Tale of Two Mosques

Richard Reoch | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

As a Buddhist, I have spent the last month - to the surprise of many - visiting the morning and evening prayers at my local mosque during this holy month of Ramadan. In brutal contrast, this morning I woke up to the news that my fellow Buddhists in Southeast Asia had just razed a local mosque to the ground.

Ramadan in Morocco: An Outsider's Perspective

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Our plane was descending slowly. From the window, we could see overlay yellow lights like sparkling stars in the dark night. Meanwhile, the pilot instructed all passengers to fasten their seatbelts and move their seats into an upright position. Our hearts beat faster and faster. We could not wait to begin our short trip to a country to which we had long been looking forward: Morocco.

Top Destinations for Young Solos

Cathy Winston | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Cathy Winston

Solo travel is definitely not just for 20-somethings - but there's no doubt this is the decade when people often catch the solo travel bug. Whether it's a traditional gap year or simply making the most of having fewer responsibilities, it's a great time to pack up and go.

A Quick Guide To Marrakech

Chloe Gunning | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Dusty, hot, chaotic, overwhelming and unfriendly. That's what I was expecting Morocco's 'red city' Marrakech to be like. From descriptions by friends, I didn't think I would like it, but hey - it would be an 'experience'.

Visit Your Mosque This Sunday

Richard Reoch | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK
Richard Reoch

This Sunday chances are your local mosque will be hoping for a visit from you. It will be "Visit my Mosque" day, a nation-wide event organized by the Muslim Council of Britain on Sunday 7 February in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Six Great Places to Go Backpacking with the Family

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 28.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Backpacking with family can be a one of a kind experience, one that will undoubtedly bring you closer together as a family unit and it will help to broaden the minds of your children. But it's no secret that family backpacking adventures have to be catered for with a different approach.

Is Enlightened Society Possible?

Richard Reoch | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Politics
Richard Reoch

High on the Moroccan Plateau is a remarkable university established by the country's king. Its royal mandate is to promote "the values of human solidarity and tolerance" in this predominantly Muslim nation.

Morocco: Urban vs. Rural

Black Tomato | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Black Tomato

From the vibrant Medina of Marrakech to the rolling sand dunes of the Sahara desert; Morocco is one diverse destination. Tasty tagines, chic riads and untouched Berber villages are just a few features of this North African nation.

Moroccan Hideaway in the Heart of London: A Luxury Hammam at The Spa at Dolphin Square

Chloe Gunning | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Chloe Gunning

Days don't come more grey than this particular Monday. Torrential rain. Chilly breeze. Chaos on the roads. Abandoned umbrellas strewn along the paveme...

Where to Find the Sun for an October Half-Term Family Holiday

William Gray | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Parents
William Gray

If you and your family felt short-changed by the cool, wet August in the UK and parts of Europe this year, plenty of destinations promise warmth and sunshine for an October half-term getaway.

10 Things You HAVE to Do in Marrakesh, Morocco

Samantha Baines | Posted 03.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Samantha Baines

If you like shopping you will love the Souks in the old town. Row upon row of market stalls with Moroccan goods from jewellery to teapots to hand made carpets to tempt you. Even if you don't have money to spend the Souks are wonderful just to wander through and see the sights, although the sellers might coax you in, after all "looking is free".

Great Weekend Getaways - Fez, Morocco

Joanne Shurvell | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Joanne Shurvell

Enticed by Fez's fascinating history (the 9th-century university was founded by a woman) and the chance to stay at Palais Amani, one of the city's most beautiful riads, we left our hectic London lives in a quest for relaxation and adventure in equal measure.

Marrakech: Unbeatable Tips for a Budget Break

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Marrakech is by no means an expensive destination. In fact, for all its beauty and culture, you won't need to fork out very much at all. But fall into the common tourist traps and you could end up spending more than you'd budgeted for.

Take a Holiday from Yourself: Journey Through the Mind

Jane Egginton | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Egginton

'It doesn't matter where or how far you go... the important thing is how alive you are,' said Thoreau. After 25 years of travel writing it is something I am only just beginning to appreciate. More and more I feel what is relevant is not where I travel to, but how I travel.

Seven Destination Travel Blogs to Follow in 2015

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 07.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

For those perennial travelers, always looking for the best tips and suggestions for their next holiday trip, the following selection of travel blogs are of invaluable assistance. Each is filled with great experiences, photos and background on the destination they cover.

Desperately Seeking Marrakech

Usman Butt | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Usman Butt

Stepping into the street of the Medina (Old City), from our tranquil guest house with its traditional courtyard, open-roof top and old fashioned doors and locks, was like stepping into a world not to far removed from the images of Asia and Africa depicted by 19th century European Orientalist travelogues and art works.

Morocco Withdraw From Hosting African Cup Of Nations Over Ebola Outbreak

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Sport

Morocco have withdrawn from hosting the 2015 African Cup of Nations over the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, according to reports. The Moroccan gove...

Touching Moment Gay Dad Jailed In Morocco Is Reunited With His Children

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 09.10.2014 | UK

A British holidaymaker jailed in Morocco for being gay had a tearful reunion with his family as he returned to the UK following his release from priso...

British Holidaymaker Jailed In Morocco 'For Being Gay'

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.10.2014 | UK

A British man has been jailed in Morocco for being gay, his family say. Ray Cole, from Deal in Kent, was arrested by police in the Muslim country ...

Algeria: North Africa's Reluctant Policeman

Imad Mesdoua | Posted 28.11.2014 | UK Politics
Imad Mesdoua

The fierce debate raging inside the Algerian regime over greater or less interventionist action will continue. For now, North Africa's 'reluctant policeman' will no doubt stick to a number of its non-interventionist dogmas. However, should a cataclysmic event like In Amenas occur on Algerian soil once more, the country will have no choice but to take decisive action.

Becouscous I Told you, That's Why! - A Hitch-Hike to Morocco

James Dann | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK Comedy
James Dann

The old band back together. "No fella (I imagine he said fella) it's legal, it's OK, €50 and we'll be back in 5 minutes, my brother will give...