Short break in Marrakech

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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?