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Marrakech is a city like no other. Getting lost among the labyrinthine streets and chaotic souks will give you an immediate feel for the city’s seductive charms. Make the most of a quick trip with tips from our local Marrakech guides on how to spend a...
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Marrakech is renowned for its fabulous artisan products, mystical riads, charming souks, and friendly characters. Marrakech is an ideal destination for shopping, and tourists flock there year-round looking for the perfect souvenirs to take home. The shopping experience, however, can be completely overwhelming with a hustle and...
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Marrakech than be a millionaire in Alberta,” said Juan Goytisolo, one of Spain’s most popular writers. Founded 1,000 years ago by a confederation of Berber tribes, Marrakech is the stuff of Orientalist dreams. With winding souks, stunning mosques and enchanting gardens set amongst the desert,...
This photo, taken by our local guy, Kris, is a despondent scene, blurry in parts, and not your average picture ofRead more
Marrakech. However, we think that’s exactly why it deserves to be this week’s Photo of the Week. It’s honest and real, and the depth of colour makes you feel...
The third-largest island in the Canaries’ archipelago, Gran Canaria has something to offer nearly every type of traveller, from beach-hoppers and hikers, to watersports enthusiasts. The island is known as a miniature continent thanks to its wildly varying landscapes and terrain, so much so that Gran Canaria was designated a UNESCO...Read more
It used to seem obvious that tea was the most widely consumed drink in the world, after water. But with coffee shops popping up all over the place and the twitteratti debating the merits of flat whites and cold brews, you might be forgiven for thinking that coffee has overtaken...Read more
The city of Essaouira, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, is rich in culture, architecture, and character. Once known as Mogador, its modern name means “the little rampart,” a nod to the fortress walls that still enclose part of this coastal city. If you’re planning a trip, take a look through our...Read more
New year, new you, blah blah blah, right? Wrong. Why does January 1st always have to mean overhauling your life? After all, your life is probably already pretty awesome. Sure, maybe there’s a few things you could improve, but there’s something to be said for appreciating who you are right...Read more
There are some basic rules that follow travellers around wherever they go: watch out for pickpockets in tourist zones; negotiate a taxi rate before you get in the cab; when in doubt, don’t drink the water. But then there are some specific rules for each country, and even each city....Read more
In honour of Ramadan, we asked our guides around the globe how they celebrate the holy month in their home. Here’s what Jen, our guide on the ground in Istanbul, told us about Ramadan in her city. Having grown up in the “bush,” I honestly don’t think I knew what...Read more