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 […]

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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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Villa De L’Ô In Essaouira – Luxury Retreat With An Ocean View

Villa de l’Ô is a traditional Moroccan riad turned into a cosy guest house. Its owners have given it a modern and very stylish touch. Each room has its own theme and is decorated with attention to every single detail. All rooms in the Villa have an “O” in the name – that well explains […]

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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 […]

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Riad Dar Souran in Tanger- A Luxurious Home Turned Into a Guesthouse

The last day of 2015, around 3PM. We finally manage to skip the rbati traffic jam and get on the highway to the green and beautiful city of Tangier. The pinkish sunset is gorgeous, we stop every now and then to capture those magical moments before they are gone. We reach Tangier and start looking for […]

Hotel Sherazade – Peaceful Land in The Heart Of Marrakech

Marrakesh. Jama el Fnaa. The main square. Monkeys. Veiled henna artists. Lamp sellers. Snake charmers. Mouthwatering nougat. Countless stands offering dinners. Even more offering orange juice. High walls of the old city. A tiny alley leading to the heart of medina. 2 minute walk among little shops and we are there. Sherazade. An old, Moroccan […]

Riad Quara In Marrakech – When Modernity And Traditions Clash

  The very first thing that comes to my mind when I am asked about my impressions about Riad Quara in Marrakesh is: many hotel owners could learn from this riad how to treat their guests. Why? Let me explain it to you. When you ring the bell you are welcomed by one of those lovely […]

Riad Youssef In Fes – How My Love For Riads Started

the entrance to the riad, seen from a tiny window on the staircase When I first heard about the riads I thought they must be interesting. When I first googled “Moroccan riad” my heart stopped for a while and all I was able to utter was “o.m.g”. When I first visited the 400-year-old Riad Youssef […]