Travel Blogs from Marrakech
... 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, ...
... do one without the other. After a few hours of walking aimlessly, happy that if you had to get lost anywhere, the streets of Marrakech were by far the most entertaining. Of course we had found retreat at one point for an off the beaten track lunch (Tajine with figs and a yoghurt desert that put every other yoghurt in the world to shame) we did finally reach the square. The walk from there was easy.
It was back to the rooftop terrace for some ...
... the men making the leather bags. Also on offer were exotic lizards and birds. After finding our way out of the maze of Souks we went back through the square where the snake charmers were in full force. There were also men with monkeys. We headed towards the Koutoubia Mosque which dates from about 1147. It is not open to non-Muslims so we just looked around the outside and also at the ruins next door of the original mosque which ...
... was fine, but we heard from Katie mid-afternoon to say that one of their vehicles had broken down and because of the supplies they were carrying they all had to wait for it to be fixed.
She arrived back at the local army cadet base at 03:00. We were due to leave for the airport by 10:00.
We made it to Luton, tired, on time for the direct flight to Marrakech. Three hours and twenty minutes in the ...
... 50 each. I would recommend Riad Monceau for dinner for sure. Slept at: Cecil Hotel, right off the main square in a small alley. Very clean and hot showers both en suite and shared. Just the wifi is super slow even in the common areas. Ate at: Le Maison de Couscous, unfortunately it's a knock-off of the one listed in Lonely Planet and not good at all. The skewers in the main square can be very delicious. The best is a glass of fresh OJ from the carts in the square, ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking