We are taking you off the beaten track in Marrakech this time. Noisy, colourful and exotic, come with us as we plunge into the Old Medina and navigate labyrinthine alleyways, sit back on a terrace with mint tea and gaze at the snow topped Atlas mountains, go home triumphant with a carpet. Marrakech is a city of drama, full of life and passion, magic and mystery. Let’s go! Continue reading
Whether circling the Koutoubia (“bookseller”) Mosque, getting happily lost in the souks, brushing up on Islamic scriptures at the Ben Youssef Medusa or heading down into the Saadian Tombs, Marrakech is a exotic, fascinating, magical city.
Here are our top 12 tips to help you immerse yourself fully……
- The Saadian Tombs. Discovered by accident in 1917 these tombs date back to the late 16th century. There are more than 60 beautifully restored sarcophagi in two mausoleums spectacularly displayed with zellij tiles and carved stucco on the walls and supported with pillars of marble – which it is said, the Saadians traded sugar for, weight for weight.
No soon is Christmas over and the New Year celebrated it’s with a sudden jolt that we realize that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. The pressure starts and so we are making it easy this year for all you romantic pootlers out there Continue reading