How to survive Marrakech: Travel Tips

Marrakech is a wonderful old city, its medina a warren of lanes filled with shops brimming with goods, its streets dotted with old, crumbling palaces that now house storks instead of royals. The city can be challenging to navigate, and on my first visit there I was taken aback, naively, by the amount of hassle…

The Red City: Visiting Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is like a woman behind a veil – mysterious, removed, enigmatic. It can be difficult to get beneath the skin of this city, visiting Marrakech just for a short time, I found it a challenge to really understand the Marrakshis, and by extension, Marrakech. The Red City has moments of deep beauty but they…

Top 5 Gardens in the World: Places of Paradise

A fresh breath of air in any environment, gardens are an essential part of the local landscape. Whether left to run riot and wild, or landscaped to perfection, gardens around the world serve the same function – to return us, if only for a moment, to a place of paradise. Here are my top five…