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Ik kan jullie zo 5 redenen geven om je luie gat richting Marrakech te bewegen

1) omdat het november is en een straaltje Marokkaanse warme zon heel erg welkom is.

2) omdat je eigenlijk nooit een reden nodig hebt om te reizen!

3) En hallooo, het is hier wel AFRIKA hé!

4) het exotische karakter valt absoluut niet te onderschatten...

5)Het zou wel eens goedkoper en veel meer fun kunnen zijn om dat ticket te boeken en te onderhandelen in de soeks, dan dure wijn te drinken in je luie zetel bij de haard terwijl je online zit te kopen.

I can give you five good reasons to get your lazy but on a plane to Marrakech.

1) because it's November and you could do with some sun.

2) because there is always a reason to travel

3) because héj! THIS IS AFRICA. not just any place on earth!

4) it's exotic beyond imagination

5) it might be cheaper to book a trip and get the fun on bargaining out here then to order and ship in your lazy corner in front of the fireplace.

Je hebt geen idee wat te kopen?

Dus waarom zou je er nog maar aan denken om de marsepijn en de tapas aan de kant te schuiven?

En net daar komen wij met de redding! Wij zijn altijd op jacht naar gemakkelijk te pakken en 'redelijk' gemakkelijk te onderhandelen items.

Beschouw het als een starterspack: 'shopping in de souks'

you have no idea what to shop?

So why bother to even think about coming from behind that glass of glue wine when you don't know what to expect out there?

Now that's what we did for you! Trendhunting the souks to see what's hot, easy to pack and has a fair level of 'how do I negotiate the price'.  Let's consider it a starter

The best, hottest items lined up for you:

handira poof

shopping the marrakech souks

Forget about the handira* and say HELLO handira poof.  It's hot, and even I needed a change after being bombed with handira blankets over the past 4 years.  The poof is THE new handira IT thing.  Basta!

ponpon blankets

shopping the marrakech souks

when it has a ponpon, it's IN. It does not matter.  After the sequins, some clever Moroccan came one sunny day with a ponpon and voilà (pardon my french) EVERYTHING has a ponpon nowadays. However, keep it stylish and go for a nice wool blanket with ponpons. After all you will return to the bitter cold when you get back on that plane don't you?

goat fur babouches

shopping the marrakech souks

- Say hello to the IT shoe*.  We soooo love the hairy scary ones. I swear, you might think they run off by themselves.  COOL!! (and warm too 😚)

colourful baskets

shopping the marrakech souks

- And why don't we dare to go for some colour? Be honest, running around here in Marrakech will get you at a critical point of colour overload.  But, you will NOT be able to resist it. You will come home in your gray white wood Nordic inspired home and OMG there you are with this flashy pink and green basket. I know the feeling. You will first want to hide it from your friends. But then, you realise it looks STUNNING. Well done! you passed your comfort zone!!

anything with colour and bling to impress

shopping the marrakech souks

 - everyone has these nieces, uncles, mothers in law that one wants to impress, but not in spite of anything.  And yep, once again, we have you covered!  While hunting the souks for what really matters 😝 you just grab left and right and all these beautiful, colourful, pink and purple, shiny things for about 1 to 10 euro, pile up and...everybody is happy!

* handira: traditional Moroccan wedding blanket. Used as a cape by the bride on her wedding.

* it shoe: Babouches seem to be hot and trending. If you tell this to a Moroccan at the street he will look at you with a face as if he had known it all along...

   article by Marlène Pauly

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Marrakech, Morocco

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We barsten uit onze voegen, we kunnen het alleen niet meer aan! En dat is Heerlijk!!!

Mederwerker nummer 1 is een feit en wellicht volgende week nummer 2.  We zijn nog steeds op zoek, en heel graag willen we Marokkaanse bloggers! Is bloggen je passie en wil je via coco-morocco aan je eigen weg en visibiliteit timmeren?  Neem dan zeker contact met ons op!

Vandaag willen we je doorheen de rubrieken van ons magazine mee op sleeptouw nemen naar de meest inspirerende blogs van de meest positieve, eclectische groep mensen die allemaal als gemene deler 'Marrakech' hebben. ( en we beschouwen Essaouira als Marrekech Plage) 😁

Marrakech Morocco

We are expanding beyond our borders, we can't handle it by our self anymore! And this feels great!




is a fact and probably next week number 2. We're still looking, and

would love some

Moroccan bloggers (fashionbloggers, write me) !  

Blogging is your passion and you want

to work your


Do not hesitate to contact us!

Today we are going to walk you through the sections of our magazine by referring to the most inspiring blogs of the most positive, eclectic group of people who all have the common denominator 'Marrakech'. (And we consider Essaouira as Marrekech



Art & Architecture - Chic Marrakech by Grant Rawlings

Marrakech Morocco influencer

I was a fan of Grant and his properties long before I thought of moving to Morocco. Although some other good blogs on architecture and

real estate

have aroused, I still keep referring to Grant as one of the pioneers when it comes to turning real estate into a lesson on architecture.

Travel - A life in Marrakech by Patrick & Per

Marrakech Morocco influencer

What once started as the blog of two dudes leaving Stockholm to move to the heart of the Marrakech Medina, has now more or less turned into ' let's go and see where they hang out nowadays'.  Per and Patrick have grown their 'kingdom' and change house according to their mood.  Latest kid on the portfolio of international property is their lovely townhouse in Italy.  But we all know they love their

riad Arabe

in Marrakech and in the meantime, while travelling they make us part on all their luxury travel adventures.

Cuisine - MarocMama by Amanda

Marrakech Morocco influencer

Although Amanda's blog is divers, we know her passion for food that she shares with her husband and kids.  The site is about the adventures of this young Moroccan American family living their life in Marrakech and exploring the world. You can find the best Moroccan recipes that Amanda often gets through her husbands family. We all know some food in Morocco is a secret passed on for generations. pst 'let's keep it a secret!'

Lifestyle/coaching - Revealing Vajra

Marrakech Morocco influencer

A Yoga Guru, a Master Manifester & a Life Coach - all in one! That's Rachel who spontaneously moved to Marrakech plage (Essaouira 😜) after someone there served her hot chocolate in stead of the tea she ordered.

Well, things can be simple as this!

Rachel is another one of these constant travellers, organising retreats across the globe, coaching people to manifest their successes and making walks along the ocean whenever she is in town.

Lifestyle/adventure - Alice Morrison

Reading and listening to Alice is a joy! She has a way to make you part of her adventures.

As with anything in life, people have their own approach. Listening to her way and her stories of life changing encounters and travels outside of the comfort zone makes me come up with the word - respect-

A beautiful lady with a beautiful heart. 

Her book

Dodging Elephants

, wich has as a red thread the byke race from Cairo to Cape Town, is a must read when you're an Africa lover.

   article by Marlène Pauly

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