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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 […]

He Gave Up The Business Idea And Created A Cultural Place | Le Jardin Secret

Today I’d like to tell you about a place that has been turned from literally RUINS of an ancient riad to this stunning garden showcasing various plants from all over the globe and the splendid architecture. When Lauro, the pioneer and creator of this wonderful spot, showed me the photos of Le Jardin Secret before […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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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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Que Sera Sera – Amazing Story of an Icelandic Ship by Jawhar Kodadi

What comes to your mind when you look at the boat pictured below? I’d like to share with you a story that a friend of mine, Jawhar Kodadi, a talented photographer, told me. “Que Sera Sera.” It’s the name of this stranded boat on the beach of Laayoune. It was as if destiny gave it […]

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“Amal” Women’s Training Center And Moroccan Restaurant In Marrakech

Amal in Arabic means “hope” Hope for a better life and independency. Amal was founded by Nora Fitzgerald, an American born in Morocco, to help the women who come from disadvantaged backgrounds and had no chance to attend school and become independent. Thanks to the various trainings at Amal, they get to polish their social […]

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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 […]

18 Moroccan Travellers That Will Inspire Your Next Travel

  Morocco is a touristy country, every year millions of tourists from all over the world come here. On the other hand, there are also many Moroccans who didn’t want to stay at home and decided to explore the world. Today I would like to share with you websites and Facebook pages of Moroccan globetrotters […]

Swedish Globetrotting Couple And Their Home In An Oasis Near Guelmim

This post includes affiliate link(s). Read more in disclosure here.   I’ve e-met Anette on Facebook, such a common way to meet people in 21st century. Finally, after around a year we met in real, I got to know Anette and her husband, Peter. Both Swedish, she’s in her late fifties, he’s in his early […]

What Is Life In Morocco Like? – Interviews With Moroccans And Foreigners

  I love hearing other people’s opinions about Morocco and generally about their experiences in different countries. It always makes me look at things from a new perspective, see the life from a different angle. I asked some of my friends and acquintances to express their mind about living in Morocco. Some answers were surprising… […]

Inspiring Moroccan Entrepreneurs And Changemakers

If you think that Morocco is only desert and camels – you are wrong. If you think Moroccans are not creative and Moroccan women are oppressed and locked up in their houses – you are so wrong! I can say that I am lucky. Thanks to my blog I met the most creative souls in the […]