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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. […]

The life changing day in Taroudant | Story behind Dar al Hossoun

If you are a loyal Reader of Bewildered in Morocco or Bewildered Slavica, I am sure you noticed that I love sharing the stories of the most inspiring people I meet in my life. Thanks to my blogs I am lucky enough to have the chance to visit amazing places and get to know wonderful […]

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Casablanca – best districts to live for expats

So, you’re here because you probably want to rent a house or an apartment in Casablanca, right? I will share with you my experience living in Casa for some years so help you make up your mind. I am not a real estate agency, guys, I am a simple blogger sharing the love for Morocco […]

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Where To Eat Lunch In Casablanca | Budget & Luxury Options

If you are looking for great places to eat out in Casablanca, I’ll share my favorite ones with you! I think that all of them are worth trying – some of them will fill your stomach without emptying your wallet, while the others will spoil your taste buds with sophisticated dishes. All the places are […]

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 […]

Discover Your African Country With Travelstart (Are You 100% Moroccan?)

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson Have you ever wondered which African country suits best your personality and interests? I did! Many times. Today, thanks to Travestart and other bloggers who contributed to this project you can discover […]

Is It Hard To Run Business In Morocco? | Testimonials Of 6 Entrepreneurs

Opening one’s own business is every entrepreneur’s dream. Some people don’t realize how much work and stress it costs (like me, for example, and I am sure that many of you too). Opening a business in Morocco, from my perspective, was a bumpy road. If you follow my adventures, you know what I am talking […]

Social Entrepreneurship & Solo Female Travel – Interview With Hind Touissate

Can you imagine  a fashion designer, social entrepreneur, public speaker, blogger, polyglote, solo female traveler in one body? Well, these are just a couple of words to briefly describe this amazing person that is Hind. She’s a Moroccan woman, born in 1990. An inspiration for many, a social influencer who embraces change and makes education […]

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How To Get An English Teaching Job In Morocco?

Right after my graduation in 2013 I decided to leave Poland and explore the world. Being a rebel (as my family and friends say), I didn’t want to follow the mainstream and obtain my MA. My BA in language teaching was pretty enough for me. I applied for an internship with AIESEC and at first […]

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House Sitting Experience in Morocco by Anette From JustMorocco

House sitting, along with Couch Surfing or Pet Sitting, is one of the increasingly popular ways to travel without spending a fortune. Anette and Peter, that I have already introduced you to, are quite experienced house sitters (and they leave their house for others to house sit too). I asked them to share their thoughts […]

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Magical Photos of Life in Morocco

It became some kind of a tradition that in December I share with you the most stunning photos of Morocco of the past year. You can see the photos from 2015 here, and today I’d like to share with you more stunning shots taken by my dear friends, Moroccan photographers, in 2016. Each one of […]

Morocco vs Poland

  Sometimes it’s pretty funny to see how the same things or situations are perceived in two different ways in Poland and Morocco. I love you, my Readers, so I have to share this with you. And I love both countries equally, with their negatives and positives. I think that’s an interesting insight into cultural differences […]

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Jarjeer Retirement Home And Sanctuary For Donkeys And Mules In Douar Oumnas

When I first saw Jarjeer’s activity on Instagram, I knew that was this kind of place that I had to visit! Two days later I jumped on the train from Casablanca and met Susan, one of the two founders of Jarjeer sancturary, at the Marrakech train station. We headed twenty-something kilometres south from hot Marrakech […]

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What Is A Riad?

As found on Wikipedia, “A riad is a traditional Moroccan house or palace with an interior garden or courtyard.” To say a little bit more about the traditional riads, they used to be the houses of the wealthy Moroccans, hundreds years ago. So what is a riad? A riad is a very characteristic and unique […]

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7 Splendid Moroccan Interiors With a Modern Touch

I am a massive fan of Moroccan architecture, are you? In this blog I’d like to show you the most beautiful houses, guest houses and terraces in Morocco I have been to. Most of them are a fusion of Moroccan tradition with a European touch – designed by European expats who wanted to mix influences […]

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 […]