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Dar Isselday


Right after the Tizi n Tichka pass, on the road from Marrakech to Ouarzazate, you’ll find the renovated Berber house Dar Isselday owned by Kamal and Fatima Yakoubi. This charming guesthouse is a modern interpretation of ancient Morocco. The traditional architectural elements were maintained during the renovation. Upon entering the guesthouse, one immediately feels a…

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Desert city Zagora


This desert city right above the Sahara is a must visit whenever you find yourself in Morocco. Not only does it have this charming dusty desert vibe, the journey to get there is worth your while as well. It goes straight through the heart of the Draa Valley. A valley filled with luscious green date…

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Road trip in the Atlas mountains


If somebody asks me about my favourite place in Morocco, I always mentioned the South. During my first travel I didn’t really have nice experiences in Fez and my second visit wasn’t overwhelming either. After this we always travelled from Casablanca southwards. Until last summer, when we decided to see if we could find the…

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Riad Berbère


In this green oasis in the heart of the Medina you will find everything you need in busy Marrakech. Such as lush banana and orange trees, crisp white sheets, quiet tunes and good food. The most striking thing about Riad Berbere are the white colours everywhere. White sheets, cushions, tablecloths, and sofas. Even all the…

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Slowing down in Morocco


Driving through the countryside of Morocco, I at one time pointed outside and asked Younes if those people wouldn’t want to live in Europe. I honestly couldn’t imagine it. Living in and with nature looked so peaceful and quiet. This in contrary to rushing through it, arrive somewhere and do something. For me Morocco is…

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