Café Hafa, Tangier
Set on a clifftop overlooking the Bay of Tangier, Café Hafa opened its doors in 1921 and little has changed since. Beat writers, including Paul Bowles and William S. Burroughs who were living in Tangier as part of the Beat Generation, are said to have frequented this little café that serves only mint tea. The simple tables and chairs are packed in to welcome as many people as possible, who still flock to this popular café.
Gran Café de Paris, Tangier
Opening in 1927, the Gran Café de Paris in Tangier, overlooking the Place de France, has seen its fair share of literati come through its doors. Still wildly popular with locals and those passing through, not much has changed since this classic café first opened its doors nearly 90 years ago!
Foundouks of Marrakech
The foundouks located in the Kaat Benahid area of the Marrakech medina provided the home to Julia and her two daughters in the film Hideous Kinky, based on Eleanor Freud’s autobiographical novel. The foundouks, known as caravanserai, housed traders who were traveling through Marrakech; they would sleep upstairs, leaving their camels downstairs. Today, when the doors are propped open, visitors can peak inside these centuries-old hotels and get a glimpse of the past.
getting lost in the souk of Marrakech is not always scary, We stumbled upon this awesome doorway and voila we were takin back in time. This place used to be a caravanserai(roadside inn) where travelers and their animals could rest and recover from the day's journey. At this time, this place is mostly filled with workshops. #souk#marrakech#foundouk#medina#beautifuldestination#traveler#travelpics#lonelyplanet#history#lifewelltravelled#travelstoke#instapassport#travelgram