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Mandy Sinclair, Morocco Tastemaker & Host of Tasting Marrakech

Mandy Sinclair, Morocco Tastemaker
Mandy Sinclair, Morocco Tastemaker

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Morocco Travel Blog with Tastemaker Mandy Sinclair

Mandy Sinclair is Owner of Say Something, an English PR agency in Marrakech. She is a Writer. Loves style, music & travel. Originally from Canada, Mandy launched Tasting Marrakech, one of the leading food tours that takes place in Djemaa El Fna Square. She loves welcoming guests who enjoy authentic experiences and hosting them at the best food stalls. A must with Mandy is to dine locally and wander through the Djemaa with front stage view circus style entertainers to gain a deeper understanding about what’s happening beneath the surface in the red hamra city.

Morocco Travel Blog:
What are some design, cuisine or artistic trends you foresee for 2016?
Mandy Sinclair:
Authentic travel experiences seem to be more and more popular.

Morocco Travel Blog:
What is your personal favorite place to be?
Mandy Sinclair:
I love my Gueliz apartment, sitting on the balcony overlooking on the palm groves and villas especially when the call to prayer is sounding out over the city.

Morocco Travel Blog:
What is the secret equation for the perfect Morocco weekend?
Mandy Sinclair:
Relaxation and culture. I love an afternoon in Gueliz exploring art galleries when the madness of the medina becomes too much. A day trip to the Atlas Mountains is a must as well!

Morocco Travel Blog:
What was the last picture you took on your phone?
Mandy Sinclair:
Photos from the Marrakech Biennale events.

Morocco Travel Blog:
What is on your personal bucket list to do or see in 2016?
Mandy Sinclair:
The Gnaoua Festival in Essaouira. It’s one of the highlights for me each year.

Morocco Travel Blog:
What is your favorite lunch spot in Morocco?
Mandy Sinclair:
UMIA in Essaouira. The restaurant is the perfect blend for me to enjoy a relaxed lunch in a hip environment with delicious food. I cannot visit Essaouira without dining with a friend there.

Morocco Travel Blog:
What is your greatest achievement?
Mandy Sinclair:
The creation of Tasting Marrakech, my food tour, that takes place in Djemaa el Fna Square. I created Tasting Marrakech in 2014 and have had the pleasure of meeting amazing guests from around the world as we discover the secrets of Jemaa el Fna, entertainers and local cooks who make the place tick!

Morocco Travel Blog:
What is the last book you read?
Mandy Sinclair:
Cannot remember…. How bad is that?

Morocco Travel Blog:
Name a Moroccan tradition you will never try?
Mandy Sinclair:
Fasting during Ramadan. I just cannot survive without coffee.

Morocco Travel Blog:
What is the name of your favorite Moroccan artist, writer or designer?
Mandy Sinclair:
I love the musician Hindi Zahra. I am also a fan of the woodworkers in Essaouira who carve their wares from thuya and olive wood. I cannot resist picking up wooden bowls from the tiny workshops and cooperatives while in Essaouira. They are perfect for serving.

Morocco Travel Blog:
What is your greatest indulgence?
Mandy Sinclair:
I cannot resist a “Made in Morocco” leather handbag. My collection is vast! Doesn’t a woman have a right to a good handbag collection?

Morocco Travel Blog:
Is there anything I should know?
Mandy Sinclair:
This summer I’m only drinking Essaouira whites.

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