• Why we love it: Morocco

    Here's another in our Why We Love It series. Today's focus is on Morocco. Why We Love It is a series of blogs written by passionate Peregrine staffers about a place that holds special meaning for them:

    Medieval monuments and modern wonders, endless medinas full of quiet moments and bizarre sights, mosaics and mosques, banquets and bartering – Morocco’s great cities are a magnet; every time I want a fix of cultural exoticism, they keep pulling me back.

  • Travel: Embrace the difference

    One of the most exciting things about travel is the opportunity to step outside your comfort zone. You are given the chance to see, hear, eat and smell things you have never tried before, and might never try again!
    But even the most seasoned traveller can experience culture shock in certain situations.

  • Image of the week: Merzouga, Morocco

    The romance! The beauty! The breathtaking majesty of it all! Michael Armstrong took our imge of the week of this camel ride near Merzouga, Morocco.

    Like us on Facebook to see more stunning images like this, and join in loads of fun competitions (there's one happening right now!)

    Trip of the week: Moroccan Caravan 

  • Moroccan lamb tagine with pomegranate couscous

    A tagine is a unique type of ceramic or clay cookware that is popular in Moroccan cooking. The bottom is a wide, circular  dish used for both cooking and serving, while the top is shaped into a distinctive cone. The slow-cooked stew that is commonly cooked inside is also called a tagine.

  • Egypt: The time is now

    If you've been dreaming of a trip to Egypt, now is the perfect time to go. The revolutionary dust has settled, hope is in the air, and people coming here are quickly discovering they've made a fantastic holiday choice. 

    Here are five reasons why: 

    The optimism

  • Experience Morocco

    Dive headfirst into the crazy, colourful, noisy and busy markets of Marrakech and you'll emerge hours later - tired but victorious. It's the best way to access the beating heart of this romantic, charming, chaotic city.

    Follow your nose to the perfumed scent of Majorelle Garden, which boasts a collection of plants from the four corners of the earth. Yves Saint Laurent’s ashes were even scattered here, a testament to its enduring beauty. 

  • How to write your own travel blog

    The word ‘blog’ originated from the term ‘web log’ and was initially taken up only by those web savvy enough or with the funds to dedicate to the idea. Today, however, it’s easy. You don’t need to know anything about source code or HTML and you don’t need a cent. If you have the time and the motivation to write about anything you can easily set up your own blog.

  • Wadi Rum, Jordan - Image of the Week

    Image of the week: Wadi Rum, Jordan, by Sarah Louise Scales

    Trip of the week: Egypt & Jordan Experience

  • Some must-dos in Morocco's magical cities

    If you’re heading over to Morocco, or just dreaming about it, here’s a helping hand to make sure you get the most out of your time in the souks and medinas – a quick run-through of some unmissable moments.

    Visit a mosque, Casablanca

  • Offbeat accommodation

    If you’re heading to the Yunnan province in China, a stay at one of Lijiang’s traditional Naxi houses is a good bet for old-world atmosphere – your front door opens out onto the narrow lanes, wending canals and flickering red lanterns of the old town. Immediately you feel part of the place, immersed rather than just passing through. We love our traditional, sometimes offbeat accommodation at Peregrine, and we think they add so much to any holiday. Here are a few of our favourites – we’d love to know yours.

  • ‘Tahrir’ means freedom

    We’ve got our fair share of great images on our blog and Facebook, but few are as inspirational as these – photographs taken at Tahrir Square on Victory Day. Stirring stuff – as are the thoughts and tales of our local leaders in Egypt, which we’ll be posting here over the next few days as well.

  • The top five pleasures of Cairo

    Cairo. It’s one of the world great cities, with a street-life that swiftly sweeps you up in its merry hubbub and monumental sights that quicken the pulse of even the most world-weary traveller. We asked our Destination Manager Ryan Turner for his top to-dos when he’s in town.

    An early morning wander through Islamic Cairo

  • "The people have spoken, and Egypt will never be the same"

    One of our local operators, Hassan Hamed, sent us the below from Egypt – a powerful account of his experiences during the tumultuous events that have taken place in his homeland.


  • Recipe of the week: Harira

    The quintessentially Moroccan soup, head to Marrakech’s Djema-el-Fna and breathe deep: that smell is harira (alright, you’re probably smelling henna as well, and maybe leather, and probably a questionable herbalist’s wares, but you get the idea). The ubiquitous broth is tasty, filling and cheap, and when it’s bubbling away on the stove or piping hot in your bowl, utterly transporting.

  • Fes tanneries, Morocco - Image of the Week

    Image of the week: Fes tanneries, Morocco, by Steve Mortimer

    Trip of the week: Classic Morocco
    Do you like what you see? Then why not have a look at our Classic Morocco trip. A great introduction to the rich history and diverse culture of Morocco.

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