Day 1 - Arrival into Marrakech

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Marrakech souk

After a few hours flying from Prague, stopping by in Lisbon to taste the (if that will be possible in an airport) the portuguese delicacies, time to catch the final flight to our destination: Marrakech! Our first incursion in African territory.

Arrived in Menara airport, rent-a-car done, 42°C, sand storm, thunderstorm with (brief) heavy rain, time to move on to the (6km distance) city center, and find our Riad. After the ("normal" in this country) price re-negotiation, time to leave the bags behind and explore the city during the rest of the afternoon/evening.

We found ourselves in the Medina souks, "receiving" directions from everybody to direct us to the Jemaa el-Fna most famous (and spacious) square. The souks are amazing, full of life, but once arrived into el-Fna...

Time to refer that we came during Ramadan time, (so the Time Zone is even different). Around 19h we start to see the people going for breakfast, and dinner around 20h.

Tomorrow we'll explore better the city.

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Marrakech souk
Marrakech souk
Jemaa el-Fna
Jemaa el-Fna
Marrakech
photo by: sweetet