During a break in Marrakech, we stopped in a little coffee shop and got curious about their spiced coffee. What a wonderful discovery! The mixe of spices with the coffee were mind blowing. It made our day! If you lofe spices very VERY much then here is a recipe that you need to try. But … More Moroccan spiced coffee
Marrakech might seem like a jumble but everything is actually very organized and the government does its best to keep it safe. The main square for example and most of its littles markets : “souks” are equipped with cameras. You will also see policemans all over the city keeping an eye on tourists: they are … More Security and money in Marrakech
I mean, Marrakech is kind of a big souk. Actually, it will be more exact to say a patchwork of little markets called “souk” in Arabic. You have markets of everything: leather, pottery, spices, vegetables, meat, fish, clothes, jewelry, shoes, souvenirs, berber items, antics, lamps, art, pashminas, turbans, perfumes, herbalists, … And in 99% of … More In Marrakech, you will souk… a lot!
Besides the usual monkeys and snakes that are display for tourists in the main square of Marrakech, there are some other unexpected creatures in the city. One of the first things that caught our attention in Marrakech was the enormous amount of straight cats it the streets eating trash. Like Paris has its pigeons and … More Marrakech and its unexpected fauna …
One of the best parts of travelling to Marrakech in October, besides the perfect weather, is the pomegranates !! Since the pomegranate season starts in October, you can see them all over the place! And it is very easy to buy them on the street. They are sold for about 5 dirhams per kilo if … More How to open a pomegranate in Marrakech ?
October is also the end of the prickly pears in Marrakech, but we could still see a lot of sellers in the streets. They are all over the city because like for lots of other foods, they sell it in little carts that they can easily move around. They are around 2 dirhams per fruit … More How to peel a prickly pear like a pro ?
Marrakech is incredibly disorienting and exotic. Its habitants cherish some of there oldest traditions and knowledge! Here is one of them: the berber lipstick. Made out of poppy flowers petals, once mashed and dried, this natural and ancestral makeup gives a gorgeous profound red. All you have to do is to lick your finger, rub … More The old fashion berber lipstick
The most famous and probably the tastiest Moroccan mix of spices is the raz el hanout. Its translation is “head spice” which means the main spice of the shop. And in fact, it is the most important mix since it is the one that you can use with everything! Moroccans joke a lot about it, saying … More Moroccan king spice : the raz el hanout
Marrakech has a great variety of street food. You can find many things from soups, sandwiches, snails, olives, tajines, cakes, moroccan crepes, doughnuts, grilled meat, stews, salades, … The one that we will see here is a very popular delicious cookie, called Ghrouiba, that you can find pretty much everywhere in the streets of Marrakech … More Moroccan coconut Ghrouibas
In Marrakech’s streets, you can find soup at pretty much anytime! In fact, it is pretty common to have a bissara and some sefenj for breakfast (aka bean soup and doughnut). Only later did we notice that we were not necessarily supposed to have them together. However, this plain, fluffy, crispy doughnut dipped in the … More And for breakfast, there will be soup and doughnuts!