This month, I was fortunate enough to visit Morocco, a country steeped in culture, colours… and a bit of madness! We spent our first five nights in intense and inviting Marrakech, strolling through souks, visiting tombs and admiring the stunning mosques that mark the differing districts.  We finished our journey in the more cosmopolitan Casablanca, but it’s the town that made up the central part of our trip that really impressed us: Essaouira.

This small, friendly seaside town is full of surfers, crafty folk and cats! If you like strolls on the beach (that are totally accessible), unique silver jewellery and all-year round alfresco meals, then this is the place for you.

Whilst there, we were writing a travel guide and filming a vlog for disabled travellers as part of our new venture, Globe Hopper Guides.  There was one thing that we did for fun that really impressed us though.  We decided to take part in an art workshop in town run by a wonderful woman called Sanne.  She encourages visitors to her workshop, the Yellow Workshop, to get their creative juices flowing by creating a colourful tissue box, captivating wall hanging or crazy collage, all out of MDF, glue and patterned paper! The 2-hour session was interesting and informative, without being too complicated to grasp, and the best thing was that you had something that was tangible and yours to take home afterwards.  Sanne caters for individuals, couples and groups, and her workshop has one moderate step to enter and a small but step free bathroom on the ground floor.  If you want to enter an arty bubble for a while and try something new that’s both simple and hugely effectively, get yourself over to the Yellow Workshop in Essaouira, Morocco!

To see us in action at the Yellow Workshop, watch our vlog to Essaouira here: (Sam, you’re more than welcome to embed this on the liability page if you want?)

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