Uqllu: Weaving Alpaca in the Andes
Pan America Silver Corp is a mining company based in Vancouver, BC and Morococha, Peru.  Their social responsibility division created Uqllu, a company committed to...
From Tagine to Pastilla: Three Moroccan Cookbooks
The food of Morocco is deceptively complex. Glancing at a menu or visiting a welcoming Moroccan’s home for a meal appears to offer merely variations on tagines,...
Exploring the Grand Bazaar, Bayram and The Golden Horn
In 1926 the Irish poet William Butler Yeats wrote Sailing to Byzantium: “I have sailed the seas and come to the holy city of Byzantium.” I got here by flying...
Nightlife in Marrakech

Nightlife in Marrakech

04/12/12

Lawrence of Morocco is a travel company run by a father-son duo with over sixty years experience between them. They are experts at creating tailor-made tours of the country they both love dearly. Below are some tips kindly sent to us by the son, Max, for a great night out in the city of Marrakech. Start at ‘Le Comptoir Darna Marrakech’ in Hivernage area for a great dinner and drinks. One of the first restaurant-lounges in Marrakech, this place offers both European and Moroccan...

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Breathing…in Essaouira

Breathing…in Essaouira

04/10/12

My first view of Essaouira was from on top of a camel. I looked out over the Moroccan landscape toward the sea, and it was dotted with white and blue. Following a couple photos and payment of the required dirham for the “experience,” I was down off that camel’s hump and back in the vehicle as our driver led us on…..destination: Essaouira. All I really knew about this town is that Jimi Hendrix had spent some time there. Essaouira is a small village on the western coast...

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Shop Akkal

Shop Akkal

04/09/12

Akkal means clay in Berber. To me it just sounded like a lovely name of a company, something that rolled off the tongue, but as a pottery studio it made perfect sense. We met Charlotte Barkowski on our second day of filming in Marrakech. We started her interview at the parent showroom, Fenyadi, a lovely two story expansive shop in the industrial area outside Marrakech city proper known as Sidi Ghanem. It was lovely, but stark and white and could have been a showroom in any city. Things...

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7 Great Restaurants: Casual Lunch to Upscale Dinner

7 Great Restaurants: Casual Lunch to Upscale Dinner

04/05/12

Le Riad Monceau If you want a classic Moroccan meal in a romantic setting with a fantastic wine list… go to Le Riad Monceau. Located a very short walk from Djemaa El Fna and down a narrow alley – the splendor of this house is enough, but the food that comes from the kitchen allows the day to melt away. Décor aside, it is the renowned artist Isabelle Aubry’s large scale artwork that sets the riad’s elegant tone.  (7/8 derb Chaabane, Riad Zitoun Lakdim, Marrakech Medina 011 212 524...

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Neighborhood Report: Rue Majorelle

Neighborhood Report: Rue Majorelle

04/04/12

When an escape from the hustle and bustle of the medina is needed, head to Rue Majorelle. After all, it’s where Yves Saint Laurent retreated to when in Marrakech. And with the recent new concept shops opening up, it’s also an attractive shopping destination. Postcard perfect Today, Majorelle Gardens is a popular destination, attracting 600,000 visitors yearly. Wander amongst the bamboo and admire the various cacti and of course the gorgeous art deco home formerly owned by famed Moroccan...

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A Conversation With Travel Writer James Bainbridge

A Conversation With Travel Writer James Bainbridge

04/03/12

1. James, you have travelled all over the world. What do you find most compelling about the Moroccan culture and people? Morocco is not only my favourite travel destination – it’s where my travel-writing career began. Ten years ago, I crossed the High Atlas and Sahara at the beginning of a life-changing overland journey to Timbuktu. What keeps drawing me back is the uniquely Moroccan combination of sublime mountains, rolling Saharan dunes, mindboggling medinas and warm Berber...

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