Rissani. Adventures off the beaten track / Przygody na niezbadanym szlaku

“How is that cow bawling!”  – says Aga when we stop in front of a gate of one of the Ksour. The cow is tied with a string and surrounded by a bunch of kids, laughing and staring at the animal with ill-concealed fascination. Such attractions are clearly not happening here everyday. “C’est un mariage aujourd’hui!” – “There is a wedding today” – we suddenly … Continue reading Rissani. Adventures off the beaten track / Przygody na niezbadanym szlaku

Fez. Madrasa Bou Inania. Invaluable Beauty / Bezcenne piękno

Sultan Abou Inan Faris (1351-58) supposedly threw out the accounts after the madrasa had been built claiming that “such beauty cannot be calculated”. Himself, he was recognized as a great lover of culture and art. Though his reign lasted only for 7 years before he got suffocated by one of his wazirs, he left us one of the grandest treasures of the world of Islam. … Continue reading Fez. Madrasa Bou Inania. Invaluable Beauty / Bezcenne piękno

Rif. Everyday Life of the Riffian People / Codzienne życie Rifenów

After leaving Chefchaouen we continue to drive south, through the foothills of the Atlas mountains. Economically Rif  is most likely the most neglected region of the country. The Berber tribes living here engage mostly in breeding and agriculture. Harsh living conditions resulted in a big part of the 3 million population of Riffians being now scattered around Europe. For the kids who play football after school, the idol … Continue reading Rif. Everyday Life of the Riffian People / Codzienne życie Rifenów

Chefchaouen. The Sea and the Sky / Morze i niebo

No matter how much time you were to spend in Chefchaouen you would still have regrets. You would regret each alley, each street you haven’t entered and each nook you haven’t peeked at. Fortunately, the medina is very compact. It is a place you should enter without a map. The inhabitants are not in a hurry, is there any reason then for for you to … Continue reading Chefchaouen. The Sea and the Sky / Morze i niebo

Costa de la Luz. The Atlantic relaxation / odpoczynek nad Atlantykiem

Perhaps Torremolinos is the most popular city on the coast, but finding a free spot on a beach here is close to a miracle. Perhaps Marbella partially maintains the ambient of a harbor town with its beautiful beaches and a “sea” of attractions but the prices are effectively discouraging potential visitors. So how can we escape the noise, coil, concrete beach front, dozens of mongers … Continue reading Costa de la Luz. The Atlantic relaxation / odpoczynek nad Atlantykiem