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Travel Report: Cool Spots Around Marrakesh.

October 2008. Already had dinner in the open air food markets of Jemaa el-Fnaa? Unearthed some hidden artwork at Marrakesh Museum? Escaped the crowds with a stroll around Majorelle Garden? Great, you’ve gotten off to a good start. In this article, I wrap up my old adventures with a look at some cool spots around […]

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Travel Report: Marrakesh Museum, Morocco.

October, 2008. I’ve seen a zillion art museums throughout my years travelling the world. However, I’m certainly no art connoisseur, not by a long shot. In fact, these days when I put together a city itinerary, it’s a fifty fifty crapshoot as to whether the big art museum makes the cut. I think I’ve gotten […]

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Travel Report: Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakesh.

October, 2008. Wherever you’re staying in Marrakech, or indeed whatever you’re itinerary is, sooner or later all paths lead to Jemaa el-Fnaa. This massive public square serves as the beating heart of the city; playing host to food stalls, live music and street performers of all kinds. However, the plaza hasn’t always had a joyous […]

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Travel Report: Essaouira, Morocco.

October 2008. I’m not likely to ever forget my arrival in the Moroccan city of Essaouira. The rain had started coming down hard during our bus trip from Marrakech. By the time we’d arrived the situation had upgraded itself from crappy to full-blown-evil storm. I’d heard that Essaouira’s nickname is The Windy City, but come […]

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Travel Report: Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca.

Hassan II Mosque. October 2008. “There’s nothing to see in Casablanca”, a misinformed Australian once told me. Ok… it’s true that the city isn’t exactly packed with sights. However, this jaw-dropping mosque is pretty much reason alone to make the journey. After all, this is Morocco’s largest mosque and the third biggest in the world! […]

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Travel Report: Rick’s Cafe, Casablanca.

October 2008. I’ve always been a huge fan of the movie Casablanca. There’s just something mesmerising about Humphrey Bogart doing his thing onscreen. It’s a film that always reminds me just how gorgeous Ingrid Bergman actually was. It also introduced me to the grossly underrated Peter Lorre and… well… the entire movie is so ridiculously […]

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Travel Report: Casablanca Cathedral, Morocco.

October 2008. You would never guess it just from gazing up from the outside, but things are not quite as they seem at Casablanca Cathedral. This impressive Neo-gothic building, peppered with Art Deco and Muslim touches, announced itself to the world in 1930. At that time Casablanca was under French rule and indeed the church’s […]

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