Saturday 29 March 2014

Asilah, Stay in the Seaside Apartment along the Atlantic Ocean

Asilah is a small seaside town in Morocco, and it's getting popular lately with its beautiful streets, wall art, and the view of great Atlantic Ocean.

Why not staying your spring or summer holiday here, convenient apartment is provided inside and outside of the town. Here we are showing one of them.

Teatime in Asilah
Tea time along the swimming pool
If you sit at a table near the sea having some tea, you'll feel like you'll be there forever forgetting about everything. It's a magic of Morocco!

Apartment in Asilah
Apartment in Asilah
This is one of the apartments in Asilah, very quiet, a little outside of the town but still enough close to get some food or to visit restaurants.

Hallway in the apartment in Asilah
Hallway of the apartment
They have a great hallway, just like a riad or funduk. Maybe this is a part of the tradition of Moroccan architecture.

Bedroom of the apartment
The room is nice and cozy. They have a kitchen, bathroom and a washing machine is provided.

Seaside street in Asilah
Seaside street in Aslah
The town is small, but there's a long way along the seaside. It'll be fun walking along here in the morning or around the sunset time.

Courtyard of the apartment
A peaceful moment. This place is so close to modernized Tangier, but local people's quiet life is still preserved here. People in Asilah are warm and friendly. Away from the city life, you will be able to have a memorable holiday here.

Please contact us if you're interested in holiday in Asilah!

Monday 10 February 2014

Find Tetouan! UNESCO World Heritage White Walled Town

Morocco has now 9 UNESCO World Heritage sites and Tetouan is one of them. Located in the north part of Morocco, near the Mediterranean Sea, this city has both Moroccan and European atmosphere.

Souk in Tetouan
If you walk in the evening in the medina of Tetouan, it's full of people, just like other cities in Tetouan. It's really fun to walk among local people and see around lots of street shops.

Vegetable Market
Foods in Tetouan seems amazing, vegetables are actually shining. Sweet cakes on the streets are also tempting. You will never get bored just by walking around.

Spanish building
At the end of the 15th century, Muslims in the Iberian Peninsula fled here under the Reconquista (Spanish people reconquered the peninsula), then they built this city. Although the medina is typical Moroccan, some of the buildings have Spanish style.

Brick walls
Just by turning around the corner, you'll feel like you're walking in one of the European cites. Then if you turn again, you'll be in a chaos of a Moroccan medina. Tetouan is a very interesting city.

Royal Palace
Tetouan is a northern basement of Morocco and one of the Royal Palaces is here. Local people are so proud of this.

Cafe in medina
Cozy cafe is also something typical in this city. Having a cafe creme like a local in one of those cafes will make you feel comfortable.

Sandwich in a restaurant
Sandwich was just like a Moroccan. A lot of vegetables, meat, and chips! Just 35 dirhams (4 euros) will make you full!

Find Tetouan with Us!

Imperical Cities, Desert Camping, ChefChaouen & Tangier

by Morocco Desert Palm Tours

Other UNESCO World Heritages in Morocco
Essaouira (video)
Ait Ben Haddou, See the Life of Berber World!
Meknes, Town of History, Architecture, and Great Food!
Volubilis, Roman Ruins and UNESCO World Heritages Site!
Rabat, Mausoleum of Mohammed V and Tour Hassan, the Legacy of the Kings!
El Jadida

Friday 17 January 2014

Walk in Tangier Medina, Find a Cozy Cafe!

In recent years, Tangier in Morocco is becoming a modern new city with big buildings but right in the center of the city, its medina is still the same as hundreds years ago and we can walk in the same street where some famous Western writers or artists walk.

Let's walk in the medina of Tangier with us!

Mediterranean Sea from Kasbah
From the top of the medina, you can look over Tangier old port and the Mediterranean Sea.

Outer wall of Medina
Just like other medinas in Morocco, Medina in Tangier is surrounded by military walls. It's well reconstructed and easy to see how it was in the old times. On top of the walls, they still have batteries.

Petit Socco
Petit Socco is the main square in the center of the medina. You can start and end the medina walking here. The medina in Tangier is not so big. Hotels, restaurants. cafes, gift shops, local people's markets are all together in the small area. Just by hanging around a few hours, you'll have a lot of interesting experiences.

Cafe Central
The famous Cafe Central is here on the Petit Socco. This place was a favorite spot of an American writer William Burroughs while he was living in Morocco. Tangier is just right across Spain, easy to get from Europe, and still has an Islamic exotic atmosphere. Writer Paul Bowels, or Musicians such as Rolling Stones loved this city and we might be strolling around the same place with them!

Fish market
Something different about Tangier from other medinas is it has a covered fish market. You'll see a huge varieties of fish and understand Moroccans here are real fish eaters!

From Petit Socco to Kasbah is just a 10 or 15 minutes walk. This was used to be a Sultan's palace in the 17th century. Now the palace is open to public as a museum.

New Port, Tangier Mediterranean
For your information, most of the ferries to and from Spain depart and arrive in this Tangier new port, called "Tangier Mediterranean" or "Tangier MED". It's a nice, clean big port but 1 hour diver away from the Tangier city! If you're planning to visit Tangier city before or after the ferry, be sure to have enough time, maybe better staying one night in Tangier.

Visit Tangier and all around Morocco with us!

Saturday 4 January 2014

New Year's Eve Party 2013 - 2014 in a Morocco Desert Hotel

Every year on 31 December, we're having New Year's Eve parties in hotels and camp sites in the Sahara Desert of Morocco.
Here's one of them, a desert hotel Nasser Palace's New Year's Eve party 2013 - 2014.

Couryard of the hotel
Once you get into the courtyard, it's so different.
This is the biggest night of the year in a desert town Merzouga.

Restaurant with New Year's decoration
We have a special New Year's Eve dinner in the restaurant. People from Europe, America, Asia, together enjoy traditional Morrocan food.

Berber music show
Berber music show with drums. Local Moroccans easily join the band. Why not you!?

Traditional tajine dish
Today's mail dish is tajine with ramb and prune. Usually Moroccans don't drink, but this tajine goes very well with red wine.

Cake for the New Year celebration
At the moment of countdown, celebration with fireworks and a big cake and fruit.

Music and dance never ends
Local Moroccans are good dancers. Music and dance goes on until the morning of the New Year Day comes!