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Djemaa el Fna
We went on our honeymoon to Marakesh.
Just 1 week. But for Marrakesh alone, that is more than enough 3-4 days will do.

First to start of: DO NOT GO THERE IN SUMMER!
We were there in the end of june and experianst heats from 40 to 55 degrees celsius. (104 to 131 farenheit)

Oke, a short briefing:
Marrakesh is a amazing city. It lives from early morning untill late at night.
It's a confusing city. Well, in the way that how the routes are. A little street here, a small allie there etc etc.
We got lost several times. With a map and with the map from our LP.
Haggling with the locals about prices for... well anything.
Walking arround, people who want to 'help' (yea from bad to wurse). People how want to sell you something and show you your shop. All different tactics. From stopping you, grabbing you, standing infront of you or just words.
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All great fun. (nearly all, i'm not into fysical contact)
Make sure you know a little how you walk when your in the souqs. You easely get lost. So a little direction feeling is handy.
Lunch and dinner we had/did on the big square. It's a marvelous experiance. Everytime the squere looks different. This because of the sun, people, time, sand, eating-cooking fumes etc etc.
1 day we hired a chauffeur and he took us to several places in the atlas mountains. The most specteculair one is Aid Benhaddou.
recently added to the unesco list.
It is marvelous! it's from the 8th century AC. It's beautifull
Several films ar made there. Like: Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth, the mummie and Gladiator.
Well look at my pictures and you'll understand why.
And also visit jardin du majorelle.

Recommendation:
Go to as much restaurants as you can on the big squere ( Djemaa el Fna).
Medina
(pritty good possible)
See as much as possible in the old center (the Medina) Where the djemaa el fna is, the souqs are and where the real hart of the city is.
Go in to the souqs and haggle about prices.
Experiance the food ON the square, in one of the small marketstants in the evening. Just as good and cheaper. Don't worry you wont get sick.
Go to Aig Benhadou iin the atlas mountains.

Positive points:
It's a beautifull city
Delicius food
a lot of history
a lot of culture

Negative points:
Be aware on what they ask from you. There is always a 'catch' (haggling, 'helping' etc etc)
The menu is, (evendough it tasts great) simple.
If you don't speak frensch or arabic (like me) it's a nice challange
It can be hot

More questions? Let me know!



aussiebloke82 says:
cheers mate, thank you for the blog very helpfull. peace out
Posted on: Jun 06, 2009
tamsynj says:
That's a very helpful blog post, thanks. I'll take all that you said into consideration! :)
Posted on: Apr 16, 2009
ellieisamazing says:
Loved reading your view of Morocco! I am planning to travel there soon and found your experiences a great help.
Posted on: Feb 05, 2009
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