There’s a town in Morocco that’s painted in shades of blue

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Cool Travel on Saturday 28 June 2014

Now that there is something you should definitely add to your travel bucket list! Chefchaouen is a surreal town in Morocco’s Rif Mountains. Amidst idyllic valleys and gorgeous hillsides, you can see the place has one very distinct and memorable feature: the color blue. Set against the arid landscape, vast palettes of blue and white adorning the town’s old Spanish and Moorish architecture make it stand out like a sore thumb.

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Tree-Climbing Goats of Morocco

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Wednesday 21 March 2012

If you ever come back in your next life as an Argan tree, be prepared for the goats of Morocco to climb all over you. Just so they can chomp on these yummy Argan berries, you know.

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The Bab Hotel in Marrakech

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By studioHOPSCOTCH in Architecture on Wednesday 15 June 2011

studioHOPSCOTCH, a London-based design practice, recently completed the Bab Hotel in Marrakech, a pioneering urban hotel where traditional Moroccan influences meet contemporary design. They based its design on light and transparency to create sequences, rhythm and movement throughout the bar, restaurant and hotel rooms. The furniture was found in the souks of Marrakech, or designed by Clemence Pirajean and custom-made by local craftsmen.

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Aziz Sahmaoui’s new album: University of Gnawa

Nini Baseema Contributor

By Nini Baseema in New Music on Thursday 21 April 2011

University of Gnawa is the title of the first album from Aziz Sahmaoui, a musician living and working in Paris. He mixes beats from Senegal and Morocco with Gnawa Trance, in the process creating something entirely new.

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