Suite Novotel Marrakech
Travel Blogs from Marrakech
They say the camera never lies but do not be fooled by the rooftop 'glamour' of the terrace on which Coman and I take breakfast today. The glorious sunshine makes everything look better through a lens but in real-life casts everything in an even more unforgiving light than yesterday.
As we munch on stale cornflakes with hot milk and try …
... get on that vino sharon. I despair... Touch down! And it's thunderstorming....for like 10 mins of downpour. Met Lara who had to wait while my passport controller went for a cheeky slash and a mint tea, holding up the line for a good 30 mins. Shared a taxi to the place jemaa el fna, met a helpful young laddo who took us to the road....who also asked for a tip, ...
... It was lavishly decked out with Moroccan stylings, gold trimmings and the beautiful aromas of flowered incense filled the air. To really set this room above the rest there was a sitting area with an open roof. Like all Riads it had been built traditionally and despite what some might say as primitive, their age old techniques were fool proof in keeping the heat out. Our open air sitting room was a cool haven where we could enjoy the natural light. ...
... too. It wasn't long before the sun got hot and we came to more dessert like landscapes. It was a long day but we arrived in Marrakech mid-afternoon (minus one hub cap and plus one speeding fine!).
We found a secured car park at one of the entrances to the Medina and in broken French organised with the guardians to leave our van here for three nights. Well I think we did anyway. They have someone there to watch over ...
... market stalls), the kasbah (fortified house) and the Mellah (Jewish quarters). The. Most important of the major cities, it is called "the red city" due to the red sandstone walls that surround it. It has a bad rap with travelers. Some love it, some hate it. Not many find a middle ground. It's loud, busy, exciting and can certainly be a hassle if you don't get into it. Yes, people want money...for just about everything you look at, taste, photograph, touch, or may even glance at. ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center