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METRO: Warning – These Photos WILL Make You Want To Visit Morocco

From Marrakech and Essaouira to the Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert, the photos take themselves.

If you read this blog regularly you’ll know how much I love Morocco. It’s a relatively recent love affair. While my sister has lived over there for over 10 years, I’d never explored much of it. Until last year.

I headed off for a week of adventures, checking out Marrakech, Essaouira, Agadir, Ouarzazate and the Sahara Desert.
From the most luxurious of hotels, to the Sahara Desert camps and the goats in the argan trees, it really was an eye opening experience.

I popped some of my highlights together for Metro, so check out my 16 photos that will make you want to leave your desk and jet off to Morocco! Just don’t ask me to reimburse your flights…!

Metro - Morocco Feature

Feeling inspired? Read more about my adventures in Morocco here

Top 5 Places You Have To Visit In Marrakech In May 2016

May is a great month to visit Morocco’s Red City, Marrakech!

Ramadan runs from 6th June for a month, and temperatures soar in July and August, so if you’re planning a trip, NOW is definitely the time to go.

Flight booked? Here are 5 places you absolutely HAVE to visit in Marrakech in May 2016.

Place To Eat, Drink and Party

Buddha-Bar Marrakech is fast becoming the coolest place to hang out in the city. With its gourmet Asian fusion menu, creative and delicious cocktails and new nightly shows, it’s more than just a place for dinner – it’s a real journey for the senses. This month looks set to be extra special as the man behind Buddha-Bar’s incredible mixes is flying in for a weekend of great parties. Catch DJ Ravin at the Burn Out Parties from 6th – 8th May. Find out more about my time at Buddha-Bar Marrakech here.

Buddha Bar Marrakech
Buddha Bar Marrakech

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Marrakech’s Top Spring Hangout: Buddha-Bar Marrakech

Warm sunshine, refreshing cocktails, delicious Asian tapas, all set to the chilled beats of ethereal house music. It’s official – spring has sprung in one of my favourite cities, Marrakech!

High season has arrived, bringing with it tourists from near and far. After hours exploring the incredible sights and sounds of the medina, Jemaa el-Fna Square and taking in the colour and culture of the city, the chic new terrace at Buddha-Bar is the perfect place to unwind.

Buddha Bar Marrakech Terrace
Buddha Bar Marrakech Terrace

Thankfully the cocktails are a LOT better than the ones I made with expert barman Houssam in January! Top new creation Tikech is a subtle blend of Pink coral flower, coconut water, passion fruit and pineapple – one sip of that and you’ll know not only that spring is here, but that summer isn’t far away either.

Buddha Bar Marrakech Spring Cocktails
Buddha Bar Marrakech Spring Cocktails

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Sushi Masterclass Experience at Buddha-Bar Marrakech

Testing out my sushi making skills at Buddha-Bar Marrakech.

They say it takes years of training to become a sushi master. I had only a few hours, but I was determined not to make a fool of myself. The setting? Buddha-Bar Marrakech – the city’s hottest new bar and restaurant.

My Buddha-Bar experience started here, with a delicious dinner of Asian fusion dishes. After enjoying it so much, I was invited back the following day to don an apron, and spend some time learning from the masters. It wasn’t just about sushi, I also had the chance to test out my pastry skills too!

Check out the video of my luxury weekend in Marrakech and scroll down to read all about it!

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I love the buzz of a professional kitchen. Considering the high level of stress, I’m always amazed at how tidy they are. Between 4-7pm, the stark white polished kitchens of Buddha-Bar were a hive of activity, with sushi rice being prepped, ice cream being churned and pastry being baked. Piles of sliced spring onion and strips of avocado lay ready to be rolled into sushi, while across the room the deep fat fryer was crisping up some spring rolls. The air was rich with the scent of ginger, garlic and chilli, and several sous-chefs were busy on prep duty. It’s easy to lose sight of how much labour goes into creating one gourmet dish, but as I stood there, I appreciated the previous night’s meal even more.

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