Morocco – An Artist Residency To Remember

Art and Sacred Sites

In September I did a two week artist residency at Green Olive Arts in Tetouan, northern Morocco.  It is a beautiful city with a definite Spainish influence and pedestrian streets easy to manuever. I stayed at Riad Reducto, a lovely traditional hotel tucked away just inside the old medina. Walking thru the medina, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was a constant pleasure and was filled with beautiful handcrafts as well as vegetable stands, (lots of cats!) and everything for the locals. I didn’t expect to feel so at ease there but everyone was friendly and helpful.

I wasn’t sure what to expect as to the traditions of this Islamic nation – for example – if I would feel compelled to cover my head and dress more conservatively.  But I found that my usual jeans, t-shirts and sweaters were not only accepted but were the common attire for many of the…

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Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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8 Responses to Morocco – An Artist Residency To Remember

  1. glenrogers says:

    Thanks for sharing my blog, Sue!

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  2. floridaborne says:

    I was in Morocco for 2 weeks in 2004 and stayed in hotels in Casablanca, Rabat, and Chefchaouen. There may have been one more place, but I can’t remember the name, just that when we arrived at the bus station there was a woman attending. She handed us small pieces of toilet paper and we had to use a Turkish Toilet. Fortunately, I always carried TP with me. Most of the rooms during our stay in Morocco cost us $2 per night, and you could buy a meal of Tangine Chicken that would serve 4 people for $10. We spent $15 per night at Hotel Casablanca where they served free breakfst.

    My son was getting married in Gibraltar, so we stayed in a hotel in Casablanca for a few days, then took the train to Tanger for a ferry to Gibraltar. We spent more on a hotel there in one night ($150) and shared expenses in a Spanish hostel the next day ($70 for a 3-bed room). We left for Morocco, and took a cab in a yearly rainstorm to get the Chefshaouen.

    Ah, the memories….. 🙂

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  3. Another place I’d love to visit!

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