Author Archive | Helen Ranger


Morocco Dreaming – start planning your trip now

In these uncertain times of lockdowns and social distancing, we’ve had to cancel our guests’ precious holidays to Morocco up to June. And then the summer months in most parts of the country are far too hot to contemplate a visit, even if coronavirus restrictions are lifted by then. So just when are people planning

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Fes Festival of World Sacred Music 2022

The next Fes Festival of World Sacred Music is planned for May/June 2022 but we don’t have dates yet. You can expect more details from September 2021. Here’s my latest article on the Lonely Planet website:   The Fes Festival of Sufi Culture is scheduled for 9-16 October 2021. Last year it was held

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birdcages on the walls

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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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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