I just got back from a rather wonderful five days in Marrakech – and it’s definitely bagged a spot as one of my favourite ever destinations!
I’ll be reviewing some of the things we did and the places we ate and stayed in more detail at a later date, but for now, here are some photos and a few of my top picks for things to see and do on a short break to Marrakech.
Marrakech Menara is an absolutely beautiful airport – there’s something you don’t hear often! There’s an interesting looking extension being built right now, and this lovely canopy is over the front of the building.
We stayed for five nights at an absolutely divine and criminally inexpensive riad – I’ll be doing a proper review of Riad Les Hibiscus in another post, but suffice to say I would wholly recommend it.
After a couple of days exploring the city it was good to get out and see the Atlas Mountains up close and personal, en route to the spectacular Cascades d’Ouzoud.
The food in Marrakech is both very tasty and very cheap on the whole, but we splashed out on a couple of meals at Nomad and man, that food is something special. You haven’t lived until you’ve tasted the lamb and prune tagine with buttery barley – but the calamari in an anchovy and red pepper sauce was almost as good!
Of course, I can’t talk about Marrakech without mentioning the amazing souks and how much more fun shopping is in Morocco. I got quite the haul of beautiful homewares, pretty scarves and exotic spices, but if you’re travelling hand luggage only, it’s just as fun to window-shop.
I’ll be posting loads more about my trip including a review of Riad Les Hibiscus, some of our favourite eateries and watering holes, what to expect from a trip to a hammam and why a trip to the Ouzoud Falls is SO WORTH IT. Keep your eyes peeled!
Have you been to Marrakech? What were your best bits?