The Exotic Open-Air Markets of Morocco

A souk or souq (Arabic: سوق‎ sūq) is an open-air marketplace or commercial quarter in an Arab city. A souk entails the concept of a free-market where vendors can command the …

Great Video from Morocco’s Ministry of Tourism

Morocco just developed a new ad campaign with the tagline, “The Country That Travels Within You.”  The video is great, but this marketing slogan must translate better in Spanish and …

Faces of Morocco

The human face is the most personal image that exists.  In fact, paper currency across the world was originally designed using faces because famous faces are so highly recognizable that using them on …

What is a Moroccan Riad?

  A riad (Arabic: رياض‎) is a traditional Moroccan house with an interior garden or courtyard. The word riad comes from the Arabian term for garden, “ryad”. The riads were …

Tangier is Morocco’s New Hot Spot

As Marrakech booms with construction and open-air markets and the tourists who love them, Tangier, the blue-and-white port on the Strait of Gibraltar, remains calm and cosmopolitan. Marrakech might have …

Controversial Plan for High Speed Train in Morocco

Construction has begun on Morocco’s controversial High Speed Rail system that will connect Tangier (in the north) with Rabat, Casablanca, and eventually Marrakech. On the positive side, this incredibly ambitious …

Tangerine = from Tangier, Morocco

  The name tangerine comes from Tangier, Morocco, the port from which the first tangerines were shipped to Europe in 1841. The adjective tangerine, from Tangier or Tanger, was already …

Tunnel to Connect Morocco with Europe

For decades, Morocco and Spain have planned to connect Europe with Africa. Designs for bridges have all been rejected in favor of an underground tunnel, similar to the Channel Tunnel …

Train from Tangier to Marrakech

When traveling between cities in Morocco, the train is an easy way to do it.  And if you plan to to travel from Tangier to Marrakech, there is one night …