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Shame on you – HSHOUMA!

Hshouma in Morocco is a taboo, something we should not talk about. While walking on the streets in Casablanca and other cities, you can hear “khoya, hshouma!” (lit. “shame, bro”) when a guy does something embarassing or not socially accepted. There are hundreds of other examples when the word hshouma can be heard and used. […]

Enticing Novel “The Assembly of the Dead” by Saeida Rouass

The problem I have with books is that when the author doesn’t manage to grasp my attention during the first 5 pages – I am done. I resell or give away the book and spread the word among my friends so they don’t bother reading it. The exactly opposite thing happened to me when I […]

Discover The South Of Morocco With Al Jazeera | The Traveller #4

Do you guys remember the videos about Morocco I shared with you in the past weeks? Unfortunately today it is the last time I will share the Al Mosafer episode with you. It is the last video about Morocco, and probably my favorite one. If you follow me on Facebook, Instagram and the blog, you […]

Discover Beni Mellal & Ifrane With Al Jazeera | The Traveller #3

What is your favorite city in Morocco? I know it’s hard to decide as Morocco offers beautiful landscapes, and there are so many wonderful cities in The Kingdom! Al Jazeera comes to help! With their Al Mosafer series you will discover the most beautiful cities of the country. The series has 4 episodes, and th […]

Life In Morocco Isn’t As Cheap As You Thought

Let me tell you: there is a misconception about the cost of living in Morocco. I know that I am not the only one who thinks so, and Amanda from MarocMama explained it well in her post (read here). Food is not the most expensive thing here. Eating out is affordable and you can do […]

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How To Rent Flat Or House In Morocco | Where To Search + Legal Aspects

Renting houses and flats in Morocco is different than renting in, for instance, Ireland or Sweden. Here, in Morocco, no references from previous landlords are required. It makes life way easier! The house hunt is a bit different too, and foreigners are usually not aware of that. I’ll share with you my flat hunt experience […]

Jihad Eliassa, Artist Who Turned Moroccan Art Upside Down

I would like to share with you the pictures of probably the most controversial contemporary Moroccan artist from this year (and maybe not only the year!) I have been following Jihad for years now, always appreciated his art, always liked the ease and grace that he tackles the issues with. He has always been open […]

Pleasant Way to Learn Darija When You’re Busy

Guess what is the most popular result in my Google Analytics account? Right after finding out what is the best Moroccan food recipe, learning how to open a business in Morocco, or hoping to find a “big Moroccan ass” on my blog, people want to learn Darija! What’s more interesting, most of people who intend […]

Blogs About Morocco That You Have to Read (in English)

Happiness is only real when shared, so I decided to put together a list of my favorite reads about Morocco. There are some travel bloggers that I truly love to read, I refresh their social media channels and impatiently wait for their newsletters. I promise everyone will find something interesting in this article! Explore Morocco […]

Husband Hunting in Morocco

Once a year in Dakhla there is a female raid Sahraouiya´s  – this year it was the third edition of the crazy race and I invited Manuela, one of the survivors to speak for you guys. Why I chose her? She is not an ordinary woman competing in the race. She had a mission… ;) Manuela Lanza, journalist, […]

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Original Gift Ideas For People Who Love Morocco

Books & Arabic Courses Online Darija (the Moroccan dialect) is not the most spoken language in the world so it’s not that easy too find books or schools teaching it – especially if you don’t live in Morocco. Luckily, Amazon is full of such books and you can get them here! You can also buy […]

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6 Ways To Be A Marrakech Insider By Amanda From MarocMama

  Insider’s Survival Guide to Marrakech By Amanda Ponzio-Mouttaki from MarocMama Blog Marrakech gets a bad rap but it’s the only place in Morocco I’d ever want to live. Sure it’s crowded, busy and there’s always some hustle but there’s a lot more to this city than what’s on the surface. If your only experience […]

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Learn Moroccan Dialect Of Arabic (Darija) – Complex Grammar Course

How to learn Moroccan Arabic (Darija) fast? What to start with? Is it difficult? Can I learn it without learning the Arabic alphabet? What course to choose? Are online courses efficient?   These are the most frequest questions asked by foreigners wishing to learn Darija. Darija is a very specific dialect, it is not taught […]

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8 Travel Bloggers Share Their Tips For Newbies In Morocco

You guys often approach me for tips about Morocco for people who come here for the first time. I believe that it’s good to hear different opinions, and even if I try to be consistent and tell you as much as I can, I may miss something. Also, getting tips from different people with different […]

Are You a Newbie In Casablanca?

Casaouis will understand… A question to foreigners living here and to born Casaouis, can you relate to this: you see a foreign-looking person and you can say whether they live here or it is their first time in Casablanca/Morocco/Africa? I bet you can. It’s an built-in radar that lights up each time you see a […]

10 Things That You Didn’t Know About Moroccans

Have you ever wondered what does make a Moroccan, Moroccan? Are there any things that you didn’t know but should? Here are some facts that can describe a Moroccan: #10 Moroccans pick up languages easily. I am really amazed when I hear my Moroccan friends repeating phrases in Polish. Their accent is very close to […]

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5 Amazing Moroccan Proverbs That Will make You Wiser

I have this thing with proverbs and sayings in different languages. I love to see how different they are regarding the cultural context. I’ve gathered some of the best (I am talking subjectively) Moroccan proverbs for you. First there’s the Moroccan saying followed by literal meaning and then the proper explanation. Enjoy!   Ila kan […]

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Nomads Of Morocco – An Insight Into Their Way Of Living

Those nomads: don’t write, don’t have toilets, bring water from a source that is kilometres away, marry the one that their parents chose for them, they don’t go to any schools, they live in tents and they are the simplest, kindest and most honest people you can meet. Kindness, simplicity and respect for other lives, […]

Moroccan Instagrammers That You Have To Follow

Here’s a list of my personal favorite Insta account related to Morocco: @instamorocco A bunch of photos and inspiring facts about Morocco. InstaMorocco also re-posts photos of instagramers so you can discover other inspiring profiles. Sharing is caring. @ali_berrada Moroccan traveler and photographer. His photos make me want to travel Morocco more than I am […]