Travel Blogs from Marrakech
Flight was bog-standard Ryanair. I bagged a window seat and thought I'd settle down for a nice sit down and chill chill with a bit of music. When two northern whales, tatted up to max and smelling like something died plops themselves next to me.....I swear the amount of rings and bangles between them would fetch a house where we were headed. Ugh. Typical brit on ...
... was only starting to come alive. The square was littered with street performers, henna artists, men with monkeys and a variety of other entertainers. The food market stalls all looked fairly similar and we settled for the first one that offered an English menu. It didn't take long as it was becoming apparent English was much more widely spoken here then the rest of Morocco. Nonetheless we had been extremely impressed with most of the Moroccans we had ...
... as I’ve said before Moroccans aren’t big on street signs) so we ended up having to pay someone to take us there. No one does anything for free here. The Riad is lovely and it is quite nice to be back in a room with a proper sized bed and an ensuite!
In the evening, after having a rest and a shower, we headed out into the famous Place Jemaa el-Fna square. This is another UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also ...
A van driver from our hostel picked us up at the airport, took us as close as he could to the maze of winding alleys, inside of which supposedly lay our hostel, and handed us off to the luggage carrier/local guide. As we meandered through nameless streets and alleys, I was overcome with an intense panic that this man was kidnapping us and planned on holding us American suckers for ransom. When we arrived at a non-descript wooden door that I ...
... hat is a fez. And is Turkish. But the Ottoman Empire never controlled Morocco, so how it became a must have tourist souvenir... go figure).
Fes is home to Morroco's largest medina and it's an impossible labyrinth to negotiate. Visitors need to be on their toes as donkeys and carts come crashing through narrow laneways with little notice. As well as old madrassas, mosques and thousands of shops, the medina is famous for its ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet