Around the World with Liz

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Memorable Marrakech

It’s hard not to be seduced by Marrakech. It’s a feast for the senses with the exotic smells of cooking spices, the calls to prayer heard across the rooftops, the hustle and bustle of the...

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Casablanca

While Rabat is the political capital of Morocco, Casablanca has become the economic and business capital. It is the country’s largest city and its chief port.  An ancient city, it was settled by the Berbers...

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Morocco’s Capital – Rabat

Rabat is the capital city of Morocco and its second largest city, located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg. It is one of four Imperial cities of Morocco,...

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The Royal City of Meknès

Meknès is one of the four Imperial cities of Morocco, yet it does not receive the same amount of tourism as other cities, being much smaller and quieter. It was founded in the 11th...

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The Medina of Fès

Fès (or Fez – they are interchangeable) – Morocco’s third largest city – was founded in the 8th century and is now home to over one million people. At various times the capital city of Morocco and...

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Chefchaouen – The Blue Town

The first leg of our road trip in Morocco took us from Tangier to the mountain town of Chefchaouen, known as the ‘blue town’, about 110km southeast. Set in the Rif mountains, this pretty town...

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Road Trip – Morocco

After driving ourselves around Spain for three weeks, we decided to take the less stressful option in Morocco – so we hired a driver through Authentic Morocco. This company also booked all our accommodation...

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Too Darn Hot in Seville

I had been so looking forward to roaming the streets of Seville on foot, but the day we arrived it was 45°C in the shade! My usual modus operandi when overseas is to only...

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The Alhambra – Granada

Granada is a popular tourist destination among the cities of Spain, famous for its Alhambra – a Moorish citadel and palace – and conveniently located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains, yet...