Events in Marrakech

Perfect couscous - Marrakech style! How to make perfect couscous

Perfect couscous - Marrakech style! How to make perfect couscous

Couscous is a versatile staple of Moroccan cuisine. It comes in two forms, the standard 'as-nature-intended' version or pre-steamed, although the latter, despite being easy and quick to make, tends to...

15 March 2013 Read more
Five must-see architectural gems of Marrakech

Five must-see architectural gems of Marrakech

Founded in the 11th century, Marrakech is a city steeped in history, as evidenced by several of its most famous monuments and buildings. Here are five examples of Moroccan architecture in Marrakech th...

28 February 2013 Read more
How to make Marrakech Stuffed Flatbreads (Khobz Bishemar)

How to make Marrakech Stuffed Flatbreads (Khobz Bishemar)

Bread, in some form or other, is served with most meals in Morocco. In Marrakech, as everywhere else in the country, it is normal to prepare bread at home each morning and then have it baked in the tr...

15 February 2013 Read more
Les Borjs pool reopens

Les Borjs pool reopens

After just six years in operation, our 10m swimming pool at Les Borjs was in need of a facelift. To cause the minimum of disruption to users, we decided to close the area for two weeks in December ...

05 February 2013 Read more
Alternative activities in Marrakech

Alternative activities in Marrakech

A hive of activity year round, Marrakech fizzes along with its varied menu of delights to tourists from the world over. As we have covered a number of these in previous posts we thought it would be us...

01 February 2013 Read more
Events in Marrakech February and March 2013

Events in Marrakech February and March 2013

This annual festival of traditional Marrakchi music, which has taken place in one form or other for hundreds of years, is the opportunity for local people, professionals as well as enthusiastic amateu...

18 January 2013 Read more
Events in Marrakech January 2013

Events in Marrakech January 2013

This well-known traditional circus complete with clowns, acrobats, illusions and animals comes to Marrakech; the venue is at the city gate Bab Jdid.

04 January 2013 Read more
Uncovering the culture of Marrakech

Uncovering the culture of Marrakech

The culture heritage of Marrakech can be soaked up in many places throughout the city's famous medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The heritage is diverse, not just in terms of Arab, Berber and Musl...

01 January 2013 Read more
The fashion boutiques of Marrakech - Where to shop and what to wear in Marrakech

The fashion boutiques of Marrakech - Where to shop and what to wear in Marrakech

Marrakech is well known as a shopper's paradise! Haggling in the labyrinthine souks with their myriad of coloured slippers, hand-stitched leather bags and woven baskets is still an essential part of e...

15 December 2012 Read more
A brief history of the films of Marrakech and Morocco

A brief history of the films of Marrakech and Morocco

The first film shot in Marrakech was by French pioneer Louis Lumi're in 1897. Some Hollywood 'big hitters'followed after the second war, notably Orson Welles who filmed 'Othello' in Marrakech and Essa...

01 December 2012 Read more
Skiing in Marrakech

Skiing in Marrakech

Skiing in Marrakech?! Well not in Marrakech, exactly, but from a base in Marrakech, only a short hop away. You might be forgiven for questioning the viability of skiing in Africa yet...

15 November 2012 Read more
The Music of Marrakech and Morocco

The Music of Marrakech and Morocco

Wherever you travel in Morocco you'll hear music, the basic expression of the country's folk culture. Traditional Moroccan music is an important part of everyday life, evident at every celebration, an...

01 November 2012 Read more
Marrakech events November & December 2012

Marrakech events November & December 2012

All year round, Marrakech is a hive of activity and a sensual mix of sounds, scents and scenery. As we like to keep you updated with what is happening in Marrakech on a monthly basis, here are a coupl...

18 October 2012 Read more
Is Morocco a safe country to visit? Tourism in Morocco - business as usual

Is Morocco a safe country to visit? Tourism in Morocco - business as usual

During turbulent times in volatile countries overseas there are moments when the interests of many of us are not best served by the world's news media. To judge by numerous headlines, one could be ...

03 October 2012 Read more
Marrakech events September & October 2012

Marrakech events September & October 2012

With Marrakech offering so much, it would be a shame to miss out on any special events occurring within the city. Here, we outline a couple of Marrakech events during the months of September and Octob...

01 September 2012 Read more
Frequently asked questions about Marrakech

Frequently asked questions about Marrakech

Set against its backdrop of the Atlas mountains, Marrakech is a North African destination like few others, its souks, squares, historic buildings and displays of Islamic art accounting for much of its...

20 August 2012 Read more
A simple Pastilla recipe - Traditional Moroccan Pastilla Made Easy

A simple Pastilla recipe - Traditional Moroccan Pastilla Made Easy

You may have heard of it but what is it? As our article 'What is Pastilla?' explains, a Pastilla is a sweet and savoury Moroccan pie, most commonly filled with pigeon meat, dusted with icing sugar.

14 August 2012 Read more
What is Pastilla?

What is Pastilla?

What is Pastilla? A sweet and savoury meat pie made with crisp filo pastry, a Pastilla is a traditional Moroccan dish, usually made with squab (young pigeon).

14 May 2012 Read more
Marrakech Events in May 2012

Marrakech Events in May 2012

Marrakech really does have it all at this time of year with some wonderful activities and events taking place in May. Here is a brief run-down of Marrakech events in May 2012.

02 May 2012 Read more
Marrakech Luxury Hotel Special Offers

Marrakech Luxury Hotel Special Offers

At Les Borjs de la Kasbah we strive to offer the highest standard of accommodation and cuisine but we aim also to offer excellent value for money.

25 April 2012 Read more