Cracking spot for a short break, especially to escape the European winter. I’m writing this a few years later so only a very short entry, but my key tips after spending 3 days there:
- Marrakech has 2 sides – the first side is the mayhem of it all, with the markets and busy streets. The second is the hidden and private residences that often sit behind the non-descript walls in what appear to be super dull streets. You can be walking down one of these streets and then suddenly knock on the right door and find yourself in a little contained oasis paradise. Very much part of the allure
- So, it pays to do a bit of research to see which of these little hidden paradises you’d like to check out
- Get yourself lost in some of the narrow chaotic medina lanes – you’re going to get lost anyway, so just embrace it!
- See if you can arrange yourself a day trip into the nearby mountains, which feel a world away from the business of Marrakech. This was probably our highlight