Archive for the 'Culture' Category

Souks, Saffron and Stuffing……

I have longed to go to Essaouira since we arrived in Morocco almost two years ago. So as you may know we finally got to go down that way on New Year’s Day. Well, it was everything people said it was and more! What a gorgeous place, not even the debris on the beach from [...]

Wordless Wednesdays…..Kasbah des Oudayas, Rabat

Horses and Hospitality…..

Saturday was a strange day, not starting quite as we had planned but turned into one of those days that will be etched into our memories forever!  Our local village was hosting their annual fantasia festival this Saturday. It was off to a rocky start with a morning of thunder showers, but nothing was going [...]

A little bit of Spain in Africa…

On the Northern tip of Morocco, just east of Tangier, where the Atlantic meets the Mediterranean, there is a little piece of Spain called Ceuta, in fact further along the coast there is another one as well known as Melilla. The closest for us is Ceuta or Sebta as it is sometimes known in Morocco. [...]

Meat free Mondays, Mausoleums and Mosques….

This morning I had to take our daughter to the paediatrician which is conveniently situated right next to one of Rabats most well known landmarks. As we had some time to pass before our appointment we had a wander around the grounds of the Tour de Hassan before it got packed with people. The two main structures [...]

Odds and ends…..

I saw this lovely post on the search for fresh Mozzerella and Insalata Caprese over at Italicious and started dreaming of holidays and sitting on the Med having a delicious lunch with perfect ingredients.The tomatoes around here are simply delicious at the moment and the best way to eat them is in a simple tomato [...]

Mozambique – Part 1

We love travelling in Africa and there is nothing better than the sights, smells and sounds of arriving in a new country. Whilst there are many similarities between the countries in the Southern African region, to me they each have their own unique charm. We had the pleasure of visiting Mozambique on our recent trip [...]

Casarabonela…..

One of the little villages nearby where we were staying was the very picteresque little village called Casarabonela. It is situated in the Guadalhorce Valley, surrounded by olive groves and farmlands and on the perimeter of the Sierre da Les Nieves National Park. It has a population of fewer than 3,000 people and the layout [...]

Hola…..

Anyone who has travelled with me will probably tell you that the one thing that can cause me a great deal of anxiety is a ferry…..yep, those little ones that cross the Zambezi, can’t stand them, bigger than that even worse!!! But since arriving in Morocco we have travelled to Spain a few times and [...]

Saturdays and Sailing Ships…..

One of my favourite places in Rabat has to be down on the promenade on the banks of the Bouregreg River, where you look up at the Kasbah des Oudaias. It’s the amazing walls of the Kasbah looming over the river…  the little boats ferrying people between Salé and Rabat for 1 Dh,  the children [...]

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