Morocco

Travel and Leisure Magazine: and a tale of my recommendations for what to do, see, eat and buy in Marrakech

Travel and Leisure Magazine: and a tale of my recommendations for what to do, see, eat and buy in Marrakech

Coming to Marrakesh?  Great!  What to know what to do?  I've got you covered!  After living in Marrakesh for 8 years, I'm sharing all my city secrets with you. For the last several months, I've been writing for Travel & Leisure Magazine, as their local Marrakesh expert.  35 concise stories are now live on their site.  There you'll find all my recommendations on where to shop, spa, dine, and go in the Red City

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Marrakech Morocco: and a tale of my stint on CNN Go

Dear Friends,

In exciting news I am on CNN Go's travel show this month, which airs TODAY on CNN (and will repeat over the course of the month).  It was so fun being part of the crazy cast of characters who love the Red City of Marrakech and want to share it with you.  

Take a peek at the promo (those are my henna'd hands and that's me in the hot air balloon!:-)): 

Let me know if you catch the episode.  It's airing on CNN International.

Many many thanks to adorable CNN Producer Gisella Deputato for including me!

    xo

    Maryam in Marrakech

Vogue: and a tale of Lupita Nyongo in Morocco

When I tell people that I live in Morocco, they often ask me how I like living in the Middle East.  They blink when I tell them that I don't live in the Middle East -- that Morocco is in Africa.  

I have to confess that I felt a kind of thrill when I saw Lupita Nyongo was in Morocco for this Vogue photo shoot.  Doing Morocco and Africa proud.  

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She's mesmerized and mesmerizing.  
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Lupita Nyonga in July 2014 Vogue, Photographed by Mikael Jansson 

Beauty, brains and doing good.  She's got it.  A role model for us all.