Madam, Sir, Madam, Sir! Please come inside…

I have absolutely no words to describe this place. Actually, that’s a lie. I have too many words to describe this place and like the souks themselves, they’re all swirling around in a plethora of madness. Firstly, what are the souks? The Souks are a maze of different markets which are located inside the red … Continue reading Madam, Sir, Madam, Sir! Please come inside…

I see trees of green, red walls too…

I see them stood tall, for me and you. And I think to myself what a wonderful world. Marrakech is referred to as the ‘Red’ city. But it’s not just the city walls that surround the Medina that are red, most buildings in the city are red too. In fairness, during the day they are … Continue reading I see trees of green, red walls too…

1001 Arabian Nights

We were told many facts and stories whilst on our big red tour bus, but one of them stuck with me more than most. This is the story of Queen Scheherazade. There once was an Iranian King called King Shahryar who was happily married to his beautiful wife. One day, he discovers his wife has … Continue reading 1001 Arabian Nights

I’m a Berber, I’m a Berber, I’m an original Berber!

They shouted at us. Constantly. Every single person who seemed to be trying to sell us some form of service or product claimed they were an original Berber from the Atlas Mountains. Before we came to Morocco we had never even heard of a Berber. Upon leaving Morocco, we’re now pretty clued up! So, what … Continue reading I’m a Berber, I’m a Berber, I’m an original Berber!

Be our guest, be our guest. Put our service to the test!

Pretty much sums up the lovely home from home comfort you feel as soon as you walk through the door at Hotel Darsor. Ahmed could not do enough to please us and make us feel welcome! Upon arrival we were asked to come in, sit down and drink some tea before anything else was even … Continue reading Be our guest, be our guest. Put our service to the test!

Sit Down, Have a Cuppa. We Can Talk All Night Long…

For the people of Morocco, this tea is more than just a drink, their whole social network seems to revolve around it. I guess it’s pretty similar to us meeting a friend for a pint at our local. Many Moroccans will sit out until the early hours of the morning talking over a tea at … Continue reading Sit Down, Have a Cuppa. We Can Talk All Night Long…

When No, Doesn’t Mean No

I like to think of myself as being fairly well travelled with quite a few different experiences under my belt. I like to think that there isn't much that phases me or many situations that I can't handle myself in. I thought all of this, until my first hour in Marrakech... We had been awake … Continue reading When No, Doesn’t Mean No