A trip to Marrakech in January of 2009… it feels like only yesterday! How did that happen!? We hopped on EasyJet and headed down south, and let me tell you, that city is so damn picturesque! I mean, I am well aware of my obsession for Arab cities with the traveling of my youth, but Marrakech was breathtaking.
Started out off the day with a fresh orange juice in the main square – Djemaa el Fna, which leads to a maze within it self. With teeth sellers, fruit sellars, Moroccan music blasting, children running around and snake charmers- you really can’t miss out in this part of town. As you wander through the souks- be ready to haggle. Whip out the “marhaba” [hello] and “shoukran” [thank you] and your jaw will drop when you see the beautiful leather goods. I am still not over all the beautiful bags- and not to mention the astounding doors of the city centre, “baabs” [doors].
Take a break in a café off of the main square for some local green tea with some Moroccan snacks, and la vie est belle.
As my memories are fading out to me- I cannot remember exact things as easily (why didn’t I start doing blog entries earlier..???) but I know that we visited the Majorelle Gardens, Jardin de Menara, Theatre Royale, El Badi Palace and the Bahia Palace. The Saadian Tombes are also well worth the pop-in!
I suggest Al Fassia’s, right outside of the city centre, for a wonderful traditional meal.