Category Archives: TRAVEL: AROUND THE WORLD

A Moroccan Cooking Class at La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

A Moroccan Cooking Class at La Maison Arabe, Marrakech, Morocco

An absolutely perfect way for me to end my hectic travels in the fabulous country of Morocco was by taking a cooking class in traditional Moroccan cuisine.

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La Maison Arabe was one of the cities most legendary restaurants, which later became one of the first Riads to open its doors to guests in Marrakech.

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Pâtisserie des Princes, Marrakech, Morocco

Pâtisserie des Princes, Marrakech, Morocco

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Al Fassia, Marrakech, Morocco

Al Fassia, Marrakech, Morocco

 

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L’Italien at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco

L’Italien at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco

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Le Français at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco

Le Français at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco

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Le Pavillon de la Piscine at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco

Le Pavillon de la Piscine at La Mamounia, Marrakech, Morocco

La Mamounia hotel offers four signature restaurants on its premises of which its casual poolside eating spot is Le Pavillon de la Piscine, which is located in the courtyard overlooking the gorgeous gardens.

 

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La Mamounia Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco

La Mamounia Hotel, Marrakech, Morocco

 

La Mamounia hotel is the ultimate oasis of luxury located between the city centre and the old Medina of Marrakech.

 

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The Souks of Marrakech, Morocco

The Souks of Marrakech, Morocco

 

Marrakech is a thriving metropolis whose pace is tempered by is rich heritage and deep cultural roots.

 

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Riad Ksar Ighnda, Asfalou, Morocco

Riad Ksar Ighnda, Asfalou, Morocco

Ouarzazate is often known as the “Hollywood of Morocco”. It’s stunning landscapes have been the setting for several movies such as Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia and many more.

The vistas of Ouarzazate are truly spectacular. Aït Ben Haddou is a particularly well-known village that houses Kasbahs that have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage site.

 

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To truly appreciate the splendor of these surroundings, I recommend staying at Riad Ksar Ighnda. This homey yet modern Riad has the majestic Atlas Mountains as its backdrop as it overlooks a valley surrounded with Kasbahs.

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Riad Fes, Fes, Morocco

Riad Fes, Fes, Morocco

 

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A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace built around an interior garden or courtyard. Riads are popular options for tourists to stay at instead of hotels.

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La Belle Etoile Encampment in the Sahara Desert, Morocco

La Belle Etoile Encampment in the Sahara Desert, Morocco

 

The Sahara Desert might have been one of the most breathtaking parts of our trip to Morocco.

 

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Restaurant Asmae, Fes, Morocco

Restaurant Asmae, Fes, Morocco

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The fascinating medina (old city) of Fes has enough sights and sounds to keep one wandering through its unique alleyways and covered bazaars for days. It is essential though to stop from time to time to eat!

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Eating in the Medina at Café Clock, Fes, Morocco

Eating in the Medina at Café Clock, Fes, Morocco

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The fascinating medina (old city) of Fes has enough sights and sounds to keep one wandering through its unique alleyways and covered bazaars for days. It is essential though to stop from time to time to eat!

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The Sights, Sounds and Foods of the Medina in Fes, Morocco

The Sights, Sounds and Foods of the Medina in Fes, Morocco

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Fes – this ancient walled city of Morocco is considered to be one of the best-preserved old cities in the Arab world and is said to be country’s cultural and spiritual centre. It has two old medinas, the larger of which is Fes el-Bali (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

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Lunch en-route from Rabat to Fes, Morocco

Lunch en-route from Rabat to Fes, Morocco

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Rabat, meaning “Fortified Place” is the capital of Morocco. This stately city is the countries diplomatic center and is very beautifully kept. It might be one of Morocco’s most appealing cities. We visited the magnificent Mohammed V Mausoleum, which is considered a masterpiece of modern Alaouite dynasty architecture.

 

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Al Mounia, Casablanca, Morocco

Al Mounia, Casablanca, Morocco

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If you are looking for that “seriously charming”, “all you envision a traditional restaurant in Morocco to be” – kind of place then there is no better choice than Al Mounia for a meal.

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Breakfast at Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche, Casablanca, Morocco

Breakfast at Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche, Casablanca, Morocco

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The Sofitel Casablanca Tour Blanche is a wonderful, modern hotel located in the heart of the city. This luxury hotel is located just a few minutes away from the cities most coveted sights such as Hassan II Mosque, Megarama, Morocco Mall and the Ain Diab Coast.

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Restaurant du Port de Peche, Casablanca, Morocco

Restaurant du Port de Peche, Casablanca, Morocco

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Casablanca is a port city and well known for its wonderful fresh seafood offerings. Restaurant du Port de Peche is a seafood restaurant located right in the middle of the fishing harbor.

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The Medina and food in Casablanca, Morocco

The Medina and food in Casablanca, Morocco

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Casablanca (the Spanish word for “White House”) is Morocco’s’ largest city and is the countries economic and business center. Though Casablanca is often pictured in ones mind as this ultra charming, romantic destination (mostly due to the movie Casablanca) but in comparison to the rest of the country, Casablanca falls short. It does however have enough interesting spots to visit if you are passing through.

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The Food of Morocco

The Food of Morocco

Morocco is one of the most fascinating countries I have visited in recent times. Situated in Northern Africa, less than 10 miles away from Spain, the meld of cultures and influences seen here are just marvelous. Berber, European, Arab and African traditions heavily influence the Moroccan way of life.

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Soda Bottle Openerwala, Gurgaon, India

Soda Bottle Openerwala, Gurgaon, India

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The Flying Elephant at The Park Hyatt, Chennai, India

The Flying Elephant at The Park Hyatt, Chennai, India

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Mathsya, Chennai, India

Mathsya, Chennai, India

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For over two decades, Mathsya located near the Egmore railway station, has been serving up authentic Udidpi cuisine to loyal customers who keep coming back for more.

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Kudumbam, Chennai, India

Kudumbam, Chennai, India

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If you are looking to explore some Kerala cuisine whist in Chennai then Kudumbam offers a really nice alterative to the now jaded Ente Kerelam. Housed in a quaint bungalow with touches of a traditional Kerala home, Kudumbam is a restaurant cum boutique all wrapped in one.

 

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Rayar’s Mess, Chennai, India

Rayar’s Mess, Chennai, India

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