Marrakech. A Day in the Imperial City / Dzień w królewskim mieście

The name Marrakech is most likely derived from the Berber words “amur” and “akush” which literally mean “The Land of God”. Is there anyone who hasn’t heard of the Red City? In 1062 it lured the Almoravid dynasty who left here numerous mosques, madrases as well as the famous red walls. Nowadays Marrakech continuous to lure millions of visitors from around the world each year, … Continue reading Marrakech. A Day in the Imperial City / Dzień w królewskim mieście

Fez. Seven Lives of Cats / Kocie siedem żyć

When the first muezzin’s call to prayers was heard Muezza was still sleeping inside a sleeve of his master’s robe. A hard day was awaiting him, while he had big plans. He intended to sleep until noon, then eat a piece of meat and kip down again. At this time, the master needed his robe since he was going for the morning prayer. However instead … Continue reading Fez. Seven Lives of Cats / Kocie siedem żyć

Fez. Love from the Second Sight / Miłość od drugiego wejrzenia

Arab word فأس (pronounced Fes) literally translates as a “pickaxe”. According to a legend, Idris I, the founder of kingdom of Morocco supposedly used a  pickaxe made of gold and silver while planning out the borders of Fez. It was the VIIIth century AD and roughly a hundred years later, the city became Morocco’s first capital. Soon after, Fez was already an important cultural, economical … Continue reading Fez. Love from the Second Sight / Miłość od drugiego wejrzenia

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

Tétouan. Morocco’s smallest medina / Najmniejsza medyna Maroka

Were it not for the new neighborhoods raising up fast around the medina, it could be easily thought that the trip to Tétouan is like a travel back in time. Still though, tourists rushing to see the blue city of Chefchaouen would most often tend to skip Tétouan. Entirely unfairly. Tétouan with its 460 thousands inhabitants is the 2nd largest Moroccan port on the Mediterranean … Continue reading Tétouan. Morocco’s smallest medina / Najmniejsza medyna Maroka

Tangier. All the tastes of medina / Wszystkie smaki medyny

Tangier’s name derives most likely from the Semitic word tigisis which means nothing less but “a harbor”. This proud city has been playing a vital commercial role throughout the ages. First established by the Carthaginians it has been an object of continual battles between foreign powers, for which the harbor in North Africa was a gate into The Dark Continent. Romans, the Portuguese, the English, … Continue reading Tangier. All the tastes of medina / Wszystkie smaki medyny

Rabat. Before we leave / Zanim wyjedziemy

Before we leave Rabat and continue our travels, let’s go back once again do the center of one of the four Imperial cities of Morocco. Present Moroccan capital does not have such a long and impressive history as Fez, Meknes or Marrakesh. For ages, Rabat was a military camp, from where the armies would travel to the Iberian Peninsula to plunder the cities and villages. … Continue reading Rabat. Before we leave / Zanim wyjedziemy