Riad de l'Orientale

8 Derb Ahmar, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Marrakech

A day in Mad, Magical Marrakech

A travel blog entry by dedmonds

9

... some 60 or 70 years old and because of their quality, were more expensive than new ones. The auction was conducted like a silent auction, with a man carrying each carpet around from vendor to vendor to inspect and make a bid. All the carpets that were going to be auctioned were rolled up and piled up in the middle of the floor, and merchants and vendors sat around and lounged about on them, while those on display were being ...

On to Marrakech, back over the High Atlas mountain

A travel blog entry by dedmonds

6

Our trip today included a stop at Ouarzazate, which has some of Africa's largest film studios, so is commonly called Ouallywood. We also had a long break at Ait Benhaddou, a traditional mud brick kasbah that is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and often used as a replacement for Jerusalem in movies, some of the movies filmed here are Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and ...

6 days - 31 acts of kindness

A travel blog entry by roundaboutus

58

... clearly didn't often stop at this particular cafe and the owner fawned over us, clipping a child who dared to try to sell us biscuits from a cardboard tray he carried on his head. The boy retreated, fighting back his tears but returned, a short while later clasping a bit of broken masonry. It was one of several small scuffles that we witnessed on the street where close proximity, pride and poverty collided. Older men intervened and divided the ...

Out of Africa ( south)

A travel blog entry by jkjohnson

6

... contradiction: harsh and cruel and unforgiving yet nourishing, symbiotic and ultimately resilient. Our visit here was brief but long enough to flood our imaginations. Her people are generous and warm but, like so many of us, deeply stained by a narrative of plunder and oppression. Her land is open and wild, at times bordering on the mythological. Her abundance of life in incomprehensible. Unlike any ...

On the road to Marrakech

A travel blog entry by jocelynroles

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13

... their shepherd and little groups of men and women sitting around not doing much expect to soak up the sun. Often, we came across lone walkers in the absolute middle of nowhere. The villages blend in so completely that sometimes we were in the midst of one before we realized it was there. I think they were originally camel train stops but I'm not sure.

We made a stop for lunch, and also stopped to buy some of the famous local rose water and argon ...

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This hotel, located on 8 Derb Ahmar, Marrakech, is near Majorelle Garden (Jardin Majorelle), Jemaa el Fna, Marrakech Souk, and Saadian Tombs.
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