Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Morocco Series (Part 7) - Marrakech

This has been a long time coming, but I've finally got round to writing up the seventh (and final) instalment in my Morocco series: this one is ALL about Marrakech, which is the final place we visited in Morocco. Here's a brief overview of our stay in the capital...



RIAD RAFAELE

We stayed in a beautiful place called Riad Rafaele which is situated in the heart of Marrakech's old medina. The decor in the Riad is spot on (rose-filled fountains? yes please), the service is excellent and their ginger cat is probably the friendliest little moggy that I've ever met. The Riad also has a built-in Hammam which is a pre-heated room where you have a full body exfoliation (which can be quite vigorous, but your skin feels great afterwards).




JARDIN MAJORELLE

Prior to heading over to Marrakech, I was doing a little bit of 'internet research' (aka blog reading) and I stumbled across Carrie's post about Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech. From the beautiful photographs that she'd taken I knew that this place would be worth a visit, and boy was I right. I'll let the photos do the talking...


THE SOUKS

A maze of shops, market stalls and Moroccan wares; the souks in Marrakech medina are a site to behold. Hundreds of little alleyways filled with colourful scarves and pashminas, silver Moroccan teapots, lanterns, spices and pointed slippers. Prepare to be hassled though, each and every stall owner will try and sell you something. You have to be quite hard-nosed and try not to show too much interest.


 DJAMAA EL FNA

The main square 'Djamaa El Fna' is where you will find men charming snakes and holding little monkeys, veiled women drawing henna patterns onto the wrists of tourists and locals selling their wares to passersby. Slippers, tagine pots, teapots, tortoises, spices, hats, leather rucksacks and handmade carpets are just some of the things you can expect to find being sold here.



Hopefully this series of posts will come in useful to any of you who may be visiting Morocco in the near future :) and as I mentioned in my previous #travel post, if you need any further info or advice about anything feel free to just drop me an email or leave a comment below. 

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  1. Absolutely stunning photos, Marrakech looks beautiful.

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