Top five beauty products you need to bring back from Morocco

This article was originally published on Julie Off Duty. I just returned from an all-female, positively life-altering trip to Morocco with Visit Morocco and Around the World Beauty and wanted to race to tell you about the treasure trove of beauty products that awaited us in Marrakech! The founder, Stephanie Flor is a serious beauty... Continue Reading →

Moroccan chicken tajine recipe

This recipe was originally published on Once Upon a Chef. Chicken tajine is a traditional Moroccan dish of chicken pieces braised with spices, garlic, onion, olives, and preserved lemons. It’s company-worthy yet easy to throw together. Tweaked a bit from Cook’s Illustrated, this is my favorite chicken tagine, the traditional Moroccan dish of chicken pieces braised... Continue Reading →

In search of ancient Morocco

South of Marrakesh, the Draa Valley still exerts an indefinable pull, retaining traces of its now almost-vanished Berber kingdom. This article was originally published on The New York Times Style Magazine. THE SHAMROCK GREEN of Casablanca graded into a flat plain of beige. From the tarmac itself, I could see the beige run into a... Continue Reading →

Traditional Moroccan craftsmanship revisited

This article was originally published on Visit Morocco. Morocco's cultural richness extends to the traditional hand-crafted works of its artisans, who have been turning out contemporary variations for a few years now. A wide assortment of materials is transformed into decorative and utilitarian items through careful handiwork using machines and tools that have, for the... Continue Reading →

Moroccan weddings: What you need to know

This article was originally published on Maroc Mama. The Formalities of Marriage A typical Moroccan marriage begins with the bride and groom signing the marriage contract. Unlike in the west, the actual wedding ceremony is not attended by many people. It is usually just the couple and the guardian (wali) of the bride. Days before... Continue Reading →

Medinas in Morocco,a unique atmosphere

This article was originally published on Visit Morocco. The medina is the heart of any city Morocco's mysterious, well-preserved medinas lend themselves to exploring. Right in the heart of certain Moroccan cities, treasures lurk behind tall ocher walls: this is the real Morocco. People still live in them, infusing these ancient quarters with life and... Continue Reading →

Why not visit the 9 world heritage sites of Morocco?

This article was originally published on dare2go. We always want to visit World Heritage sites , and our road trip through Morocco was no exception. Archaeology, ancient ruins, historic towns and villages, and colonial influence all feature there – as they do in many of the world’s recognised cultural heritage sites. Morocco has 9 World Heritage sites listed... Continue Reading →

Cracking the secret of argan oil

This article was originally published on Visit Morocco. Argan oil is extracted from trees that only grow is one particular area of the world, near Morocco’s Atlantic coast. It is renowned in the health and beauty industry for its incredible moisturising properties and has a number of wider uses. It was the last day of... Continue Reading →

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