Author Archive | Helen Ranger

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A Sunday morning wander in the Fez medina

We started in Lihoudi, in the northeastern corner of the medina. As you might guess from the name, this was once a Jewish area where jewellers and goldsmiths plied their trade. Out of respect for local residents, the mosque was built without a minaret so the call to prayer would not sound out over this

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Exhibitions at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum Marrakech, 2019

If you’re heading to Marrakech in 2019, here are the temporary exhibitions planned at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum. The award-winning museum houses a permanent collection of some 50 garments and accessories by Yves Saint Laurent alongside sketches, films, voices and music against a black background. The garments are rotated regularly to conserve them and

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Morocco: read all about it!

Are you one of those people who loves to beef up on the history of the places you’re going to visit on your trip? Whether it’s the History section in a Lonely Planet guidebook or a deeper delve into the literature of the country, any insight you gain into your destination will pay off. You’ll

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