AMAZING PLACES: MARRAKESH

I went to Marrakesh for the first time a couple of years ago and it immediately became one of my favourite places. I’ve now been three times, and will go back this October.

Walking through Jemaa el-Fnaa for the first time is a unique experience: the main square of Marrakesh is always full of life, there are lots of cafes and shops, and it’s the best place to watch the sunset behind Koutobia mosque.

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Photo by Antiquote (www.flickr.com/photos/antiquote/)

HOW TO DO IT:

  • Go: Flights from England are widely available, but booking in advance is essential to guarantee good prices.
  • Stay: Staying in a Riad is the best way to enjoy Marrakesh. There are lots of them available at Hostelworld, and the prices are great.
  • Eat: Food in Morocco is amazing and very cheap. Chegrouni in Jemaa el-Fna is one of the best in terms of location, but our favourite for food is the Earth Cafe, with an amazing vegetarian menu.
  • Shop: no trip to Marrakesh is complete if you’re not losing yourself in the souks. There you can buy anything from olives to rugs, all at a very good price (provided you like bargaining, which is not optional).

I can’t wait to go back!

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