Why Morocco 017 – On visiting Morocco during Ramadan

Why Morocco 017 – On visiting Morocco during Ramadan

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As we’re gearing up for Ramadan, I sat down with Assim, one of my valued Tasting Marrakech guides, to chat about travelling to Morocco during Ramadan. Many people tell me that they put off their trip if it coincides with the holy month, or that they cancelled it because they heard it wasn’t a good time to visit. But in fact, in my opinion, there simply is not a more special time to visit the kingdom than during the month of Ramadan. Sure one’s schedule may be interrupted slightly in certain areas, but in a city like Marrakech it’s the perfect opportunity to gain a unique insight in to an already welcoming and hospitable culture.

Two years ago I started fasting. I also switched up our evening Tasting Marrakech tours to provide guests with an opportunity to break fast in the square and enjoy the special Ramadan nights’ ambiance. We shared ftour together, while answering questions about the religion and culture in general. You see, I think through experiential travel we have an opportunity to break down cultural barriers.

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One thought on “Why Morocco 017 – On visiting Morocco during Ramadan

  1. Fab podcast Mandy. Very interesting and enlighting. Ive experienced Ramadan in Morocco and found it a facinating time like Mandy said people are so generous and friendly.
    It’s also great to hear the true spirit of Ramanadan where it is used as a detox, rest and charity.
    Your interview is inspiring. Would recommend anyone wamting to experience culture to go at time of Ramadan. After all holidays are about rest and culture so why not experience something different. You’re in great hands with Mandys food tours too.

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