Snake Charmer by Kevin Gessner

9 of the best Morocco blogs

Snake Charmer by Kevin Gessner

There is a wealth of writing talent and local knowledge based here in Morocco that we regularly catch up with. Bloggers covering everything from romance  to TEDx Marrakech; from drum making to where to get a sneaky glass of wine in the medina. Of course there is our blog too which looks at the more adventurous side of life   We thought it was time we shared all that experience with you, so here are our Top 9 Blogs about Morocco.

In no particular order…

Alice Morrison came to Morocco in January 2014 to train for the toughest footrace in earth, the Marathon des Sables . It is 6 marathons across the desert in 6 days, carrying all your own equipment and supplies. Temperatures reach 50 degrees and the dunes roll on relentlessly. However, although it ripped her feet to shreds,  it didn’t put Alice off Morocco, in fact she liked it so much that she stayed. Her blog covers adventures big and small. So check it out  www.alicemorrison.co.uk/blog

 

Per Sjodell and Patrick Benjaminsson arrived in Marrakech from Sweden with no fixed plan other than to take a break and enjoy the beautiful riad they had renovated. Morocco, however, had other ideas for them and over a year on, they are absolute fixtures on the Marrakech scene and ran the recent Tedx event. If you want to know what is going on in town – they are the ones to go to http://riadarabe.blogspot.com

Amanda , the writer of MarocMama introduces herself and her site. “I’m Amanda. A curious, world travelling mom of two boys. On MarocMama you’ll find inspiration to eat amazing food, live globally, and explore the world with us. We’re a Moroccan/American family living in Marrakech. Come with us on our adventures!” Well worth a peruse. http://marocmama.com/morocco/

This choice is a little bit different as it is part of Fathom Guides rather than just an individual but we really liked the content and found it useful, so we have included it for you to look through. http://www.fathomaway.com/guides/africa/marrakech/

If it is art and design you are interested in, then Maryam Montague’s blog will provide you with lots of beautiful thoughts and images to enjoy. Maryam and her family founded Peacock Pavilions, a beautiful venue on the outskirts of the city and also founded Project Soar, a wonderful project that empowers girls. Give yourself a treat with http://www.mmontague.com/my-marrakesh/

Morocco is not just about beauty, adventure, and the joy of living, however, it is also a busy, modern state and a leader in African affairs. Huge national programmes are in place to improve the infrastructure, education and the living conditions of the poorest. The Riad Zany blog will keep you across the latest development.  Here it is http://riadzany.blogspot.com/

Colin runs a property company in Marrakech, buying and selling riads and also overseeing developments. He has a different slant on things and his blog is always refreshing to read and full of practical info as well as the latest riads for sale (if you fancy a bit of property porn) https://bosworthpropertymarrakech.com/blog/

There is also this excellent property blog http://grantstonerrawlings.blogspot.com/ which is a wealth of information on everything from building regs to which are the best books on art and design.

And last but not least, this is a really interesting blog collection sharing the experiences of AMIDEAST  students in Morocco. https://amideastabroad.wordpress.com/morocco-correspondent/

We hope you enjoy them!

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