Marrakesh, Morocco

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djemaa el fna square

Thrilling, shadowy, fragrant and only a four hour flight away(from heathrow airport). Marrakesh continues to seduce travellers in search of a heady, otherwordly city break!  The sprawling square in the world is as thrilling as the Place Djemaa el Fna, is in the heart of the medina, overlooked by the magnificient 12th-century Koutoubia minaret, is an unpleasant combination of sounds of cars, motorbikes, bicycles, donkeys; of shopkeepers, food sellers, performers and musicians. In our first day we headed to the famous square the open air spactacle...and we watched the performers.. the fire-eaters, snake charmers, storytellers, acrobats limber up, magicians and street dentists set out their tools. After few hours of watching them.....we had a glass each of cool, freshly squeezed orange juice from one of the stalls on Djemaa el Fna square, will set you back just 17p :)  We've been told(from the owner in the Riad we stayed).

koutoubia mosque
..it is safe to have ice in ur drinks as most establishments are made from bottled water....so i requested not put any ice on our juices...in spite of everything, please do not drink iced orange juice from street stalls in the Djemaa el Fna square(for safety reasons), really their orange juice a best thirst-quencher! When we marvelled at the chaotic beauty of the square,  we enter an intricate maze of alleyways of the souq, offering every possible variation of carpet, traditional and modern jewellery, leather, wrought iron and all amidst the pungent aromas of spices, herbs and oils.

 

 

 

ottielisa says:
ohh i heard so much about marocco so wanne go there!! it must be beautiful!!!
Posted on: Feb 23, 2008
asturjimmy says:
waiting to go this easter week...
Posted on: Feb 20, 2008
margmack says:
Have just returned from Morocco and now interested in others travel blogs...LOV your photos!!!! Very arty and colourful!!!
Marg
Posted on: Nov 16, 2007
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djemaa el fna square
djemaa el fna square
koutoubia mosque
koutoubia mosque
majorelle gardens
majorelle gardens
koutoubia mosque seen from djemaa …
koutoubia mosque seen from djemaa…
the cactus
the cactus
other cactus
other cactus
remains of bahia palace
remains of bahia palace
inside bahia
inside bahia
saadian tombs
saadian tombs
inside majorelle gardens
inside majorelle gardens
entrance of bahia palace remains
entrance of bahia palace remains
main souk entrance
main souk entrance
brassware shop in market bazaar so…
brassware shop in market bazaar s…
the pottery shop inside souk
the pottery shop inside souk
man with the olives and pickles
man with the olives and pickles
fruit stalls
fruit stalls
fresh herbs and spices
fresh herbs and spices
the ceiling
the ceiling
food stalls @ djemaa el fna square
food stalls @ djemaa el fna square
fresh orange juice sellers
fresh orange juice sellers
inside riad
inside riad
small pool inside riad
small pool inside riad
the curtains
the curtains
162 km (101 miles) traveled
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photo by: sweetet