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Chilling news from Ifrane


Temperatures hit a new low in 1935. On February 11 that year – less than 60kms south of the Imperial City of Fès – the resort town of Ifrane in the Middle Atlas Mountains recorded -24ºC (-11ºF), the lowest temperature ever recorded in Africa.

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Mysterious times in Fès


When you are walking through the Old Medina in Fès, make sure you ask your guide to explain how the medieval water clock works. He loves a challenge! Constructed in 1357, the Dar al-Magana served to regulate prayer times. But the complex – and quite ingenious – combination of water reservoirs, metal balls, gongs, keyhole […]

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Mixing it up with Hendrix


Many of the facts relating to Jimi Hendrix’s visit to Essaouira in July 1969 have become amusingly distorted through the passage of time. One such “legend” is that the half-submerged ruined watchtower of Bourj El Baroud – half buried by sand and half submerged by the tides – just south of Essaouria’s Oued Ksob, inspired […]

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Moroccan ingenuity at work


High up in the mountains, electricity is scarce – as are refrigerators. So how do our tour guests get a cold drink?

No problem. Our Moroccan friends make use of the natural resources of cool spring water and a touch of “Heath Robinson” to chill the drinks on a hot summer’s day!

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Legends of Koutoubia!


It’s well documented that at 77 metres in height (including the spire) the Koutoubia Minaret in Marrakech is not only a landmark structure for the city but is also recognized as the model on which the Hassan Tower in Rabat and the Giralda in Seville were built.But, with 800 years of history associated with the […]

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