Morocco for Vegetarians and Vegans

What can you expect when going on holiday to Morocco as a vegetarian or a vegan? What can Moroccan cuisine offer vegans and are there any restrictions to eating a meat-free diet in Morocco? In this article, we’re going to answer these questions and make a few specific recommendations for vegetarians in Marrakech. Without doubt, Morocco is definitely a meat eaters’ paradise. The national cuisine has many very special recipes and culinary techniques that can

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Marrakech holidays: Some useful hints and tips

Holidays in Marrakech can leave one fully immersed in the wonders of the Orient, whether meandering through the endless passages of the Medina, or discovering ancient palaces and architectural treasures in the Old Town. But that’s not all there is to Marrakech. Morocco’s bustling metropolis has plenty to offer anyone planning a Marrakech holiday. Here are some important hints and tips for planning your visit. Optimal travel time for a Marrakech holiday Marrakech is just

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A cooking class at the House of Fusion for foodies, amateur chefs and gourmets

Gourmets and ambitious amateur chefs will really get their money’s worth by taking part in the cooking class at the House of Fusion. Along with her students, Hostess Edwina puts together an ingenious 8-course meal in honour of traditional Moroccan cuisine. Edwina was already waiting to welcome us with freshly brewed coffee in the shady courtyard of her beautiful riad. Her native country is Australia but she’s been living in Marrakech for many years. She

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Cafés and Restaurants: Earth Café Marrakech

Earth Café Marrakech is the only vegetarian and vegan restaurant in the Medina. Not only is its location very much out of the ordinary but also its menu, offering a pleasant change from traditional Moroccan cuisine. You’ll find the Earth Café in an old Riad in the southern part of the Medina. Walking in through the small inconspicuous door, you’ll suddenly find you’re in the middle of the restaurant, with its colourful walls and lounge

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Diarrhea in Morocco: Tips for preventing and handling the most common travel sickness

Diarrhea is one of the most common health problems that you have to deal with on a vacation in Morocco. How to protect yourself from it and what to do when you are haunted by “Montezuma’s revenge”, is revealed in this article. How do you get infected with diarrhea and what can be done to prevent it? About 40% of all travelers are affected by the unpleasant disturbances of the digestive tract between the third

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Cafés and Restaurants in Marrakech: Restaurant Jama

A tranquil atmosphere, traditional Moroccan dishes, low prices and an ideal location. Restaurant Jama is a real insider tip for eating out in the southern medina of Marrakech. If you are going out for dinner in Marrakech with the mere goal of satisfy your hunger, you don’t have to look far. There is food offered on almost every corner, whether it’s at the food stalls at the Jamaa el Fna, the small diners in the

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Field report: Cooking Class in Amal Women’s Training Center Marrakech

Amal Women’s Training Center is not only a social showcase but also an excellent restaurant. Although people say that too many cooks spoil the broth, cooking courses for small groups are offered there. Here is a field report by a passionate amateur cook. A while ago, the brilliant restaurant at Amal Women’s Training Center was already recommended here on this blog. Behind the project there is a non-profit organization seeking to support socially disadvantaged women

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Cafés and Restaurants in Marrakech: “Café des Épices”

Located directly on Place Rahba Kedima in the northern part of the medina of Marrakech you will find the Café des Épices with its rooftop terrace offering magnificent views over the spice market. Feel invited to stretch your legs here and take a tea break with a special flavour. Admittedly, Café des Épices with its face painted in red is far from being an insider tip — you will find the café mentioned in almost every

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