based out of marrakesh

  • things to do
    • wander the medina
    • shop the souqs
    • visit a hamam
    • Djemaa al Fna at night
    • admire zellij
      • tilework
  • monuments to see
    • Koutoubia mosque
    • Djemaa al Fna
    • El Bahia palace
    • Saadian tombs
    • El Badi palace
    • Ben Youssef Medersa school
    • Bab Agnaou gate
      • part of ancient city wall
    • Museum of Moroccan Arts
      • also great architecture!
    • Jardin Majorelle
      • shows up on most lists
    • Menara Gardens
      • historic
    • Dar Si Said
      • palace museum
      • zellij-tastic
  • places to go
    • Agafay desert
    • Berber villages?
    • Essaouira
      • not as touristy beach town
    • Volubilis
      • Roman ruins
    • Oualidia
      • lagoon
  • food to eat
    • tagine
      • meat & veggies cooked in a clay pot
    • lamb tanjia
      • cooked in clay pot
    • brochettes
      • skewered meat
    • grilled veggies
    • b'stilla
      • meat with sweet spices, wrapped in dough
      • originally made with pigeon meat
    • maakouda
      • small snack
      • potatoes, mashed, with egg and parsley and coriander, deep fried
    • dried fruits
    • pastilla
      • phyllo pastry with variety of sweet or savory fillings
    • couscous
    • briouates
      • small phyllo pastry filled with meat or veggies
    • salads
      • tomato jam: roasted tomatoes with honey, orange flower water, cinnamon
      • zaalouk: eggplant, tomatoes, and spices, eaten alone or with bread
      • matbucha: tomatoes and roasted red bell peppers, garlic and chili pepper
      • taktouka: tomatoes, bell peppers, garlic, olive oil, chopped rather than pureed
    • "gazelle horns"
      • sweet pastries
    • ghoriba cookies
      • "macaron like", flavored with coconut or almond
    • eating notes
      • slow service
      • bring bill to table, but pay up front
  • items to buy
    • mint tea
    • saffron
    • leather shoes
    • a leather pouf?!
jan 16 2019 ∞
jan 21 2019 +