Category : Morocco

Chefchaouen; Morocco’s Blue City

Chefchaouen is becoming one of Morocco’s most popular travel destinations and I can see why. The famous blue city was high on my list of places to visit in Morocco and after visiting it one of my favorite places I’ve visited to far.

Ouzoud Waterfalls

The Ouzoud Waterfalls are Africa’s second tallest waterfalls with a total height of 110m.  Located about 150km from Marrakech near the Middle Atlas Mountains, they are one of the most popular day trips from Marrakech, and probably one of the most visited and photographed tourist destinations in Morocco. There can be a lot of people, specially during summer.

Stranded in Ouarzazate

Ouarzazate is located beteen the Atlas and Anti-Atlas Mountains. It’s the gateway to Merzouga and the Sahara-Desert. The region offers many beautiful landscapes and ancient Kashbah’s, making it a popular filming location. Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, The Mummy Returns, Hercules and Batman vs Superman are one of the many movies that have been shot in the area. Oh and let’s not forget about Game of Thrones! All this led us to Ourzazate as our first destination on our summer backpacking […]

Eid al-Adha in Marrakech

In August 2018 we had the unique experience of visiting Morocco during Eid al-Adha, also know as the feast of sacrifice. For Muslims, Eid-al-Adha celebrates the end of Haij, the pilgrimage to Mecca. It’s one of the most important Islamic holidays where families gather around to sacrifice a goat or a sheep.  This tradition commemorates the story about prophet Ibrahim who showed obedience to Allah by agreeing to sacrifice his son. In return for his obedience, Allah sent him a goat […]