Marrakech, Morocco

“I stand in a portico hung with gentian-blue ipomeas … and look out on a land of mists and mysteries; a land of trailing silver veils through which domes and minarets, mighty towers and ramparts of flushed stone, hot palm groves and Atlas snows, peer and disappear at the will of the Atlantic cloud drifts.” – Edith Wharton, In Morocco

Marrakech, or Marrakesh, is a city that captivates all the senses at once. Its vividness and intensity has inspired artists, musicians and writers throughout history. The medina is a bustling earthen maze, where every twist and turn is punctuated by the smells of leather, sweet incense and grilled meat. Marrakech is a place where you should allow yourself to get hopelessly lost, taste something new and say “yes” to adventure.


Where I stayed:

Riad Miski 6 derb Abdelouassa, Ben Salah, medina

Where I ate:

The Night Market at Djemaa el-Fna
Dar Moha
Dar Yacout


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