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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
Why you should take a short break in Marrakech

Why you should take a short break in Marrakech

Set against the backdrop of the High Atlas, snow-capped until late April, historic Marrakech is the gateway to Morocco's desert region and the Sahara, only a few hours, drive further south.

26 March 2012 Read more
10 things you need to know about Marrakech

10 things you need to know about Marrakech

The wonderfully exotic Moroccan city of Marrakech offers so much as a short holiday destination, from reliable year-round temperatures (ideal from mid February to end April) and mouth-watering local c...

12 March 2012 Read more
Les Borjs de la Kasbah wins

Les Borjs de la Kasbah wins

For the third time in as many years, les Borjs de la Kasbah, the 4 star boutique hotel in Marrakech close to the royal palace, has received a "Travellers 'Choice Award" from Trip Advisor based on the...

15 February 2012 Read more
Marrakech Grand Prix

Marrakech Grand Prix

Fans of motor racing will be interested to learn that a major event will be taking place in Marrakech in March to mark the opening of the FIA 2012 season.

14 February 2012 Read more
What is a hammam?

What is a hammam?

What is a hammam? A hammam is a steam bath, a feature of north African societies since Roman times and later refined by the Ottomans into the Turkish bath that is so common today.

20 January 2012 Read more
The Beginners Guide to Marrakech

The Beginners Guide to Marrakech

To start your Moroccan experience, you must first find a place to stay. There is a huge variety of accommodation in Marrakech and with such a large choice from large luxury hotels down to four to eigh...

19 December 2011 Read more
Four of the best Golf Courses in Marrakech

Four of the best Golf Courses in Marrakech

Little more than 3 hours by air from most Western European cities, Marrakech is the perfect location for a winter golf holiday. It's also nice to escape the hurly-burly of Marrakech for a quiet round ...

05 December 2011 Read more
Events in Marrakech: December 2011 through February 2012

Events in Marrakech: December 2011 through February 2012

International Marrakech Film Festival 2011 : firmly established in the local calendar, this is the main event for December in Marrakech. Attracting "A list" stars, it is an important occasion for M...

29 November 2011 Read more
The Marrakech International Film Festival 2011

The Marrakech International Film Festival 2011

Culturally significant as the biggest event in the calendar of Morocco's highly successful film industry, the Marrakech International Film festival brings together writers, actors and directors from m...

28 November 2011 Read more
Some basic tips for tourists in Marrakech

Some basic tips for tourists in Marrakech

A veritable hub of entertainment, the main square of Marrakech never fails to leave an impression but many other aspects of this historic city have changed little since medieval times. The sights, sou...

01 November 2011 Read more
7 Unusual Activities around Marrakech

7 Unusual Activities around Marrakech

Marrakech is justly renowned for the colourful animation of its feudal main square, Jemaa el Fna, and never ending labyrinth of its souks. But there's plenty more to the city and its surroundings to a...

25 October 2011 Read more
Moroccan Cuisine

Moroccan Cuisine

One of the most sensual in the world, Moroccan food attracts our senses of smell, sight and taste in a way that few other cuisines can better, due largely to the use of characteristic Moroccan spices....

03 October 2011 Read more
Marrakech shopping - much more than souks and bazaars!

Marrakech shopping - much more than souks and bazaars!

Although the Marrakech souks offer the best in affordable, handcrafted gifts we thought we'd highlight some higher end retail outlets in Marrakech so as to provide a fuller picture of the Marrakech sh...

19 September 2011 Read more