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Beatrice Poggio to Exhibit Her Work at Marrakech Henna Art Café

Rabat - Beatrice Poggio, an Italian photographer and artist, will be showing her work at the Marrakech Henna Art Café in an exhibition starting on March 1st and running until the end of the month. Poggio got her start working as a fashion photographer after completing her studies at the Liceo Artisico Statale Paul Klee and the Scuola Professionale di Fotografia F:64. Her work kept her in Florence, Milan, an ...

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The Fascinating Beauty of Chefchaouen, Morocco’s Blue City

By Salma Moumou Rabat - After visiting “the Blue City” for the second time, I’m still speechless. I don’t think there is any appropriate word to describe the beauty and the magic of this place, but I will try. In Chefchaouen, a quick and deep connection between the city and our five senses is immediately created. Once you arrive, you breathe fresh and pure air, your lungs experiencing a rebirth after being ...

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Morocco: Fighting for a Bit of Cultural Heritage

By Anne Allmeling* In November 2014, heavy storms caused major damage to the adobe fortress of Aït Benhaddou. Now, some of the buildings are being restored. But the work is tedious and worthwhile only for a few. A pile of debris – coarse mud bricks, shattered timber planks, cracked bamboo – has piled up in front of one of the buildings in the mountain village of Aït Benhaddou in southern Morocco. The collap ...

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Exploring cultural diversity through caffeine!

Ksar el Kebir, Morocco - As a deeply integrated part of each of us, we cherish our social and cultural norms. However, being exposed to and learning about the norms of other societies may cause us to wrinkle up our noses, open our eyes wide in disbelief and say, “ew!” sometimes all at once. As a husband and wife team living in Morocco for the past two years, we are often reminded that Morocco is America’s o ...

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Morocco Eyes 479,000 Italian Tourists by 2015

Milan - Morocco seeks to attract around 479,000 Italian tourists by 2015, that is an increase of over 10 percent compared to the previous year, Morocco's Tourism Promotion Office (ONMT) said. A strategy has been devised by ONMT to achieve this goal, ONMT Delegate in Italy, Jazia Santissi told MAP. "We managed to achieve a 7 percent growth in arrivals and 10 percent increase in overnight stays in 2014 thanks ...

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In Pictures: Moroccan Beauty Throughout History

Rabat - A Moroccan citizen shared with the Happy Knowledge fourteen unique photos, displaying the fabulous beauty of Moroccan women in different periods and various regions within the kingdom. The fourteen photos show how women's dress varies from region to another within the kingdom and change as time goes by while the unique Moroccan beauty remains sublime. ...

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Attracting 20 Million Tourists by 2020, ‘Feasible Goal’: Morocco’s Tourism Confederation

Rabat - Attracting 20 million tourists by 2020 is a feasible goal if appropriate means are provided, said the President of the National Tourism Confederation Abdellatif Kabbaj. In an interview with French-speaking monthly magazine Economie Entreprises, Kabbaj said that "reaching 20 million tourists as part of the 2020 vision is a feasible goal if we assign to it the appropriate means," he said, explaining t ...

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Morocco, a Fascinating Country with Exquisite Cultural Identity: President of Argentina

Rabat - A few hours in Morocco were all it took for Argentina’s President, Cristina Fernandez de Kishner, to fall in love with the country and its culture. The Argentinian President said on her Facebook account, “Morocco is a fascinating country with an exquisite cultural identity.” The comment came after a stopover in Morocco on Saturday on her way to China, where the de Kishner is due to pay an official v ...

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Scenic Refuges: The Beauty of Oukaïmeden and Villages on the Outskirts of Marrakech

Marrakech, as a global tourist destination, needs no definition or presentation. It attracts people from all over the world who want to see the many beautiful tourist attractions and sites around the city, especially the wonderful Jemaah al Fna square, which brings together millions of people from different cultures, civilizations, and origins every year. However, Marrakech also has great appeal by virtue o ...

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Moroccan Hammam Experience: An American’s Perspective

By Brianne Kelly Bouarfa, Morocco - My first experience in a hammam was about a year ago, shortly after arriving in Morocco. I was staying in a small city outside of Rabat with a host family for ten weeks. I am a Peace Corps Volunteer from America. A year ago my Moroccan Arabic was very limited and the only foreign language instruction I had previously received was in Spanish and French. I knew enough to or ...

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Essaouira among 20 destinations for 2015, Daily Telegraph

London - The Moroccan city of Essaouira is among the 20 destinations for 2015 according to British paper "Daily Telegraph." The paper says that Essaouira, known for its Gnaoua festival, retains the sort of laid-back charm that lured the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Cat Stevens in the Sixties. It also noted that a new direct easyJet route will open access to Essaouira from the city of Luton starting May 1, 2015 ...

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Moroccan sexologist launches her Web TV

Rabat - After fourteen years of experience in her clinic, Amal Chabach, first female sexologist in Morocco, is launching a YouTube channel to provide information and advice on sexuality.  Speaking in a promotional video on her YouTube channel, the Moroccan doctor said that she will discuss in detail the most common health issues related to sexuality, a topic that is still taboo in Moroccan society. In a pur ...

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