Argan oil has it’s primary origins in the south-west of Morocco from relatively small region between Agadir and Essaouira. Over the past years the internet got stuffed with argan oil resellers. In Morocco it’s practically the same - Argan oil is sold allover Morocco. But a few trade names and brands keep coming back – an impression where culinary argan oil comes from.
|Impressions from Morocco
Do-It-Yourself / Home Improvement / hardware stores are slowly appearing in the Middle-East and Asia. Over the past 4 years traveling overland by 4x4 truck we’ve noticed subtle changes in a region where the traditionally small “Souq” style store is still very dominant. Here’s a peek into the DIY / Home Improvement market in Morocco. And for those heading overland towards South Africa – the last one-stop-shop to buy DIY materials.
Take any Moroccan guide book and you find Tiznit mentioned as the place to look for traditional Berber silver jewelry. But Tiznit is more than that, Berber jewelry comes with another remarkable trade, the Moroccan Kaftans, Jellaba’s and Takchita’s. On top of that, the relaxed southern Moroccan atmosphere makes exploration of the shops a treat.
Escaping European winters is a growing trend among pensioners. Popular nearby destinations are Spain, Portugal and Turkey with mild winter climates. But for those who favor warm mild weather, the winter sun in Morocco is luring more and more pensioners. Here’s a peek into a popular pensioner destination, Agadir on the Atlantic coast, with a new campsite that specifically caters to European pensioners.
The area between Marrakech, Essaouira and Agadir in Morocco is known for it’s Argan trees. Not surprisingly, the area is littered with small Argan oil factories, which are traditionally run by Moroccan women. Here’s a bit about how argan oil - the traditional way – all very bio or organic.
The new campsite Le Relais de Marrakech just outside Marrakech in Morocco is located at a unique location in Morocco. Since 2007 this place established itself as travel hub where many gather on their journey.
It’s a somewhat bewildering but absolutely unique experience, the makeshift open-air barbecue food-stalls at Djemaa-el-Fna square in Marrakech. Every evening a part of the large central square is turned into one big barbecue frenzy. An absolute must see.