Category Archives: Morocco

Fabulous Fez: Morocco’s Quiet Oasis, Part 2; R Couri Hay; TravelSquire


Morocco – Archaeological Site of Volubilis

Experience Morocco’s quiet oasis, the city of Fez along with Volubilis, a 2300 year-old Roman city. This peaceful Muslim country is inspiring and beautiful.

Having sat in the lap of luxury for most of our time spent in Marrakesh, we decided to get out on our own and rent a car. Our destination: the quiet oasis of Fez, a six and half hour drive from Marrakech, and well worth a few days.

Fez is actually three cities meshed into one: Fes El Bali, the old 8th-century medina, al-Aliya, the “new” medina dating from the 9th century and the modern city that has grown around them.

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The 8 Most Magical Tours In Africa; Hannah; Trip101


Morocco – Medina of Marrakesh

See our pick of some of the best tours in Africa. From Morocco to Botswana, here is a list of places you’ve got to visit in 2017.

Africa is steeped in natural wonder, vast landmass, the different landscapes and climates – from the searing Sahara to the sleepy Savannah. It has both tropical rainforests and bustling metropolises with raw coast line on either side. Africa it seems has it all, with millions of tourists flocking to visit this magical continent every year it’s easy to see why, but with so much to choose from and so much to see, it’s hard to know how to begin your African adventure. Luckily we here at Trip101 have you covered.

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Fabulous Fez: Morocco’s Quiet Oasis, Part 2; R Couri Hay; TravelSquire


Morocco – Archaeological Site of Volubilis

Experience Morocco’s quiet oasis, the city of Fez along with Volubilis, a 2300 year-old Roman city. This peaceful Muslim country is inspiring and beautiful.

Having sat in the lap of luxury for most of our time spent in Marrakesh, we decided to get out on our own and rent a car. Our destination: the quiet oasis of Fez, a six and half hour drive from Marrakech, and well worth a few days.

Fez is actually three cities meshed into one: Fes El Bali, the old 8th-century medina, al-Aliya, the “new” medina dating from the 9th century and the modern city that has grown around them.

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11 Locations From Around The World Where Game Of Thrones Has Been Shot; Sampada Sharma; Scoop Whoop


Morocco – Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

Game of Thrones is set in the medieval ages and while there are some elements of fantasy on the show, the power struggle and the politics is as real as it can get. With a plot line that delivers a twist every few minutes, the show has had us on the edge of our seats for almost seven years now and we’re still loving every bit of it.

The various locations of the show add the much-needed authenticity to make the GoT universe as real as possible. In fact, most places that we’ve seen on the show exist in real life and are not just sets.

Here are 11 locations from all over the world where Game of Thrones has been shot.

1. Dragonstone – Zumaia, Spain

Dragonstone is one of the most important locations this season.

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Ancient Moroccan architecture, sunshine spices and rooftops with serious views… This is how to spend 48 hours in Fez; Sofia Zagzoule; The Sun


Morocco – Medina of Fez

If you can hack the heat, it might be time to book yourself a summer holiday to one of Morocco’s most beautiful cities.

IF you’re after sunshine and culture then look no further.

Morocco’s Fez has got it all…

Explore the medina

The old city is nicknamed the “Athens of Africa” and its 9th-century medina is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Take a guided tour of some of the 9,700 pedestrianised streets to see the incredible mosaics of Bou Inania Medersa and El Glaoui Palace, and peer through the engraved wooden doors of Al Quaraouiyine, the world’s first university dating from 859 AD. Half-day tours cost from £40.

Then sip mint tea at the cafe of the 18th century Nejjarine Museum of Wood Arts and Crafts, entry £1.60.

Later get a hilltop selfie on the top of Al-Qolla while visiting the remains of the Merenid Tombs.

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More Roman Innovation and How to Innovate Like a Tourist; Scott Bowden; Innovation Excellence


Morocco – Archaeological Site of Volubilis

I wrote recently about innovation lessons from the Roman Empire (SPQR Innovation) and in the course of my travels and research, I have uncovered additional Roman examples that are worth investigating.  I also would like to share an insight that occurred to me concerning a characteristic of tourism and how it relates to the challenges faced by innovation practitioners.

Roman Maritime Concrete

The first Roman example appeared in a local paper and has ties to a local university where I live, so I assume that this information has not reached a broader audience.  As I mentioned in my previous article, the Roman Empire spanned hundreds of years and left a lasting imprint on the planet.

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Take a Game Of Thrones pilgrimage to all of the best new and old filming locations in the upcoming series; Jacob Lewis; The Sun


Morocco – Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou

Game of Thrones is back with seven new set locations in Spain – here’s how to visit them all, plus the old favourites in Ireland, Iceland and Croatia.

WINTER is coming early this year, as Game of Thrones returns to our screens at 2am next Monday.

Season seven of the wildly popular show is just seven episodes long but promises to be overflowing with just as much gore, sex and intrigue as ever.

As well as new plot lines, the HBO series will feature seven dramatic new locations in Spain in addition to old favourites in Ireland, Iceland and Croatia.

At the end of the last season, winter finally arrived in the fictional world of Westeros, so the TV studios needed a slightly colder climate for many of their scenes.

 

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