Morocco

Argan Oil, goat

05 Sep Argan Oil

Ever wondered where argan oil comes from? Along the route from Marrakech to Essaouira we came across some shepherds sitting along the road side, while their goats ate argan nuts directly from the Argan tree. They had constructed some small platforms for the goats to...

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essaouira

01 Sep Essaouira

Essaouira is on the Atlantic coast about 3 hours drive from Marrakech. Founded in the 18th century and formerly known as Mogador, meaning small fortress, Essaouira was built to be a rival city to Agadir. It was designed as a fortified town by French engineer,...

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Ait Ben Haddou

29 Aug Aït Ben Haddou

Aït Ben Haddou is a fortified city, or ksar, situated in Souss-Massa-Drâa on a hill along the Ounila River and is classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Most of the town's inhabitants now live in a more modern village on the other side of...

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Ouarzazate

27 Aug Ouarzazate

Another 2 hours drive from the peak of Atlas Mountains is Ouarzazate - its name comes from a Berber phrase meaning "without noise" or "without confusion" and it is often nicknamed 'the door of the desert' as it is the last outpost before the Sahara...

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Atlas Film Studio

25 Aug The Atlas Film Studios

The Atlas Film Studio is the largest film studio in North Africa and one of the largest film studios in the world. Spread over 20 hectares the studio consists mainly of desert and mountains and is located 5 km from the city of Ouarzazate. Thanks...

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Atlas Mountains

23 Aug The Atlas Mountains

On the way to Ait Ben Haddou and Ourzazate we passed through the Atlas Mountains. We organised a private tour with our own chauffeur and highly recommend it over a group tour as you can stop anytime you want, travel at your own pace and...

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Souk Medina Marrakech

21 Aug The Souks of the Medina

As I mentioned in earlier posts, we visited Morocco during Ramadan. The experience was still incredible but next time I would plan my trip around Ramadan which was in the middle of summer this year. Apart from contending with almost forty degree (celsius) heat, we...

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Beldi Country Club

19 Aug The Beldi Country Club

We visited Marrakech during Ramadan in the month of July where the temperature rose to in excess of 40 degrees celsius. On those days we escaped to The Beldi Country Club, located about 20 minutes away by car outside of Marrakech for lunch and a...

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Jamaa El Fna

17 Aug Jamaa el Fna at night

There's a huge difference in experience when visiting Jamaa el Fna during the evening compared to the day. During the day, it's pretty sparse with a few orange juice vendors and a number of ladies offering to henna your hands, surrounded by carts pulled by...

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Morocco, Maroc

15 Aug Morocco

A few highlights from our trip to Morocco. We got lost in the souks of The Medina in Marrakech, traversed the Atlas Mountains to visit Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site which you'll recognise in movies such as Prince of Persia, Lawrence of...

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Jardin Majorelle

13 Aug Jardin Majorelle

The Jardin Majorelle was initially established by Jacques Majorelle, an artist and passionate amateur botanist from Nancy France, who nurtured this private garden in the heart of Marrakech for almost forty years. He planted different varieties of plants from all five continents however the costly...

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11 Aug Voyager Bohème

Welcome to Voyager Bohème, a visual diary of our global travels. Travel enthusiasts, we've often been asked by family and friends about what to see, where to go and what to do so we thought this would be a great place to share our travel...

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