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Sarah Laasri is crowned Miss Cactus 2014

Tinejdad, Morocco - Sarah Laasri was crowned Miss Cactus 2014, Monday night on the occasion of the first edition of the "Festival Aknari" (cactus festival), held in Sidi Ifni. After five hours of performance, the jury crowned Sarah Laasri, Miss Cactus, among nine contestants. The jury based its evaluation on individual interviews with the contestants and very specific criteria including the contestants' dre ...

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Zagora: Morocco’s gate to the Sahara Desert

Zagora - Although few Moroccans have heard of Zagora, this city is becoming a prominent vacation destination among foreign travellers. The town of Zagora sits at the foot of Anti-Atlas Mountains and on the shore of the Draa Valley in South Eastern Morocco. Zagora’s allure is mainly attributed to the great Draa Valley, which is still a home for several of Morocco's tribes. The name Zagora is derived from “Ta ...

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Moroccan Traditional Leather Slipper: Simplicity Meets Craftsmanship

By Ouassima Boujrad Fez - The Moroccan traditional leather slipper is one of the most important components of traditional Moroccan dress.  It is made with typical Moroccan soft and pliable leather, and can be decorated with beautiful colors and embroidery.  The manufacture of Moroccan slippers, also called “babouche,” is a continuous process. It begins with the collection and sorting of the raw animal skins ...

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Café du Livre Marrakech Gets a Face Lift

Marrakech - Liz Giles was born in New York. She has traveled extensively and lived abroad in Spain, South Korea, and Marrakech, Morocco. Liz has worked in a variety of fields and first came to Marrakech as an English teacher. She finds the variety and opportunities of running Café du Livre, a Marrakech ex-pat hub, enthralling. Café du Livre, discretely tucked away through the archway of Hotel Toulousain, be ...

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Morocco’s Safaa Taouch only Arab Representative at Miss Humanity International 2014

Fez - Morocco’s beauty is on a mission! Miss Morocco, Safaa Taouch has been selected to represent the Arab World at the 4th edition of Miss Humanity International 2014, scheduled August 17-27 in Barbados. 24-year-old Safaa Taouch is not only a pretty face. She is an advocate of humanitarian causes and is aware that beauty is power and she is using it for good. For that reason, she was selected to compete fo ...

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How To Tip In Morocco

Rabat - Many tourists are under the assumption that it's not necessary to tip in Morocco. Unfortunately, it is quite common for Westerners to leave no gratuity for the service men and women who have assisted them. While tipping in Morocco is not exactly mandatory, leaving gratuity for a cab driver or service worker demonstrates respect and generosity for the service that was offered. Think of it as a tangib ...

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Khloe Kardashian Abstains From Intercourse during Ramadan

Fez - American television reality star Khloe Kardashian said that she is abstaining from having sexual intercourse during Ramadan, out of respect for the Islamic views of her Moroccan-American boyfriend, French Montana, according to Daily Mail. Khloe Kardashian, who has been dating Moroccan-American rapper French Montana since last April, admits she and her boyfriend are abstaining from getting physical in ...

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Tangier: Two Worlds in One, A Moroccan Traveller’s Account

By Jaouad Radouani Tangier - This story takes place in Tangier in the city of Arousat Shamal or “Bride of the North,” in Moroccan local Arabic. In this story, which is nothing less than truth, the author and hero of this marvellous tale will shortly relate the incidents of his intrepid trip from a small village to a city of wonders, for the first time in his life, in a decaying bus through timorous mountain ...

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Celebrating the road trips in Morocco

By Amelia Verona London - With its breathtaking scenery, rich artistic and musical legacy, maze-like markets and many more, it is little wonder that Morocco is among the most sought-after destinations not only in Africa but the whole world. It welcomes many tourists during the year. Traversing the country's length and breadth is not a simple task. However, one way through which you are going to view this ex ...

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Casablanca More Expensive than Boston: Mercer’s Cost of Living Survey

Casablanca - Morocco’s economic capital is affected by the constant rise of living standards according to city rankings published by Mercer for 2014. According to a recent study released by the consulting company, Mercer, the costs of living in Casablanca is increasing each year, turning it into one of the most expensive cities for expatriates. As a result of the increasing costs of living, residents of Cas ...

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What To Wear in Morocco: A Guide for Westerners

By Ajableu Oldham Rabat - A Westerner traveling to Morocco may be disappointed by the lack of sufficient information on what to wear in Morocco. Travel guides tend to be rather vague in their descriptions of appropriate dress, and fashion authorities, such as The Zoe Report, tend to present dramatic editorials that offer little practical guidance. Understanding what to wear will greatly impact your experien ...

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Bahrain: Moroccan Ambassdor’s Wife talks about Ramadan in Morocco

Tinejdad, Morocco- During the Holy Month of Ramadan, Muslims around the world reach into their hearts, spending more time in personal reflection and devotion to God. However, it is also a time for festivity and an opportunity to prepare special dishes to share with all members of the family in a jubilant atmosphere. The wife of Morocco's Ambassador to the Kingdom of Bahrain, Fawzia Belqaedi, talked to the B ...

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