Fes – فاس‎

I’ve spent a combined time of about 5 months living in Fes (فاس‎), Morocco over the past year. During my first visit studying in the city I lived far down into the labyrinth of the old medina (old part of the city). My school was in the new city – where I lived during my … More Fes – فاس‎

Moroccan Cuisine

The cuisine of Morocco, influenced by the Mediterranean, Arab and sub saharan foods, is delicious, flavoursome and tasks great skill to master. It has become incredibly popular and somewhat fashionable in the Western world, to the point where British supermarkets will now sell ‘Moroccan hummus’. Hummus doesn’t even exist in Morocco! Well, it does, but … More Moroccan Cuisine

Sahara

I took a weekend trip to the Sahara desert mid-October last year, organised by ALIF (Arabic Language Institute in Fes) where I was studying. We drove from Fes to Erfoud which took about 7 hours (felt like a lot longer when steaming Steve had to keep making the bus stop for toilet runs) when we arrived … More Sahara

Marrakech

Despite the fact that I’ve been to Marrakech three times in the past year, I am oddly lacking in a decent amount of photos of the city. I suppose that just goes to show how much I was enjoying myself! Marrakech is a great city, there is a huge amount to get involved in, and … More Marrakech

Ramadan

Ramadan (رمضان) is the holiest month of the year for Muslims; a time of fasting where they will abstain from consuming anything between the hours of sunrise and sundown including food, drink and smoking. Fasting is obligatory for all Muslims except those who are ill, elderly, travelling, menstruating, pregnant or breastfeeding. Even children are encouraged … More Ramadan

Rabat & Casablanca

I decided to put these two major cities together in one post because not only are they close in proximity, but are relatively similar in scenery. In fact, the trip from Casablanca to Rabat on the train (Morocco’s train company is ONCF) takes between 1-2 hours travel – so long as everything is running on … More Rabat & Casablanca

Eid Al-Adha

After a smooth, short flight from London Stansted to Fes-Saïss airport we were met by our driver to take us excitedly back to our house (currently, the only direct flights from the UK to Fes run from London Stansted on Wednesdays and Sundays). Upon arrival our house manager informed us of an upcoming islamic celebration … More Eid Al-Adha