Getting to the heart of the electric city of Marrakech, Morocco, is as easy as Kif Kif.
The cozy corner café encompasses three levels and is situated a short walk from the city’s central square (Jemaa el Fna). Within view is the towering Koutoubia minaret, Marrakech’s highest minaret that rises above the Koutoubia mosque.
A cheerful French owner welcomes patrons to his tri-level paradise where bamboo, straw hats and plentiful plants evoke a tropical feeling in the center of Marrakesh. Climb to the third floor for the outdoor patio and sip mint tea as you watch the sunset.
The “Franco-Moroccan” menu at Kif Kif is local but familiar, chock full of seasonal ingredients that don’t travel very far from origin to plate. Traditional Moroccan tagines are offered in a few varieties: chicken, lamb, kafta (meatballs) and even sardines. Each of these dishes is also available as an entrée with couscous, served in the Moroccan triangular clay pots. Alternatively, go Western with the Kif Kif burger, chicken burger or fish burger, all with a side of fries.
Vegetarians can find solace in the trio of Moroccan salads, vegetarian couscous, vegetarian tagine and vegetarian pastry pies.
As with most dining establishments in Morocco, alcohol is not part of the menu, but you can order a virgin mojito or alcohol-free beer to complement your meal.
Café Kif Kif
28 Rue Koutoubia
Marrakech 40000, Morocco
212 649 071498
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
North America offers many scenic and historic train rides. These train rides delight and inspire travelers because it gives them a new way to experience the world. Thousands of people take these trains every year and this type of travel is only gaining more followers. The North American train system is still years behind European and Asian countries, but they get the job done. Taking a train is also a great way to add an extra adventure to a trip or destination. It’s not just going from one place to another but getting to view everything in between as well.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.