The palmery of Marrakesh

The expanse of palm groves to the north of the Medina is dubbed the ” Beverly Hills ” of Marrakesh, a place of manicured golf courses, private villas hidden behind high walls, upmarket resort hotels, and luxurious secret gardens. Through there are no real  tourist attractions here, the area is well worth visiting for its […]

Saadiens Tombs in Marrakech

Anyone who says you can’t take it with you hasn’t seen the Saadian Tombs, near the Kasbah Mosque. Saadian Sultan Ahmed al-Mansour ed-Dahbi spared no expense on his tomb, importing Italian Carrara marble and gilding honeycomb muqarnas (decorative plasterwork) with pure gold to make the Chamber of the 12 Pillars a suitably glorious mausoleum. Al-Mansour […]