Manon lives together with her boyfriend in the beautiful Zeeland. When she’s not at work, she loves to make rondtrips & tries to visit a big city in Europe every month, to find the hippest hotspots and activities, such as sup- and kite boarding. Besides that, interior is a great passion of Manon and she loves to inspire you with a different interior collages every month.
Last year, I went to Marrakech for a day, but that was with a guide so I couldn’t wait to discover the city with my love. After a 2 hour flight (4 hours from Amsterdam) you enter a completely different world. Because our place to sleep was close to the famous Diemaa el Fna (the main square of Marrakech) we were dropped by our cab driver on this hysterical square. I was prepared after my trip last year, but what a lovely chaos!
This time too, I booked through Airbnb, this time in a Riad, so cool! A few hundred metres from the Diemaa el Fna you enter an oasis of peace and quiet.
We started at the square, where else. There are snake charmers, monkeys with diapers and other bizarre scenes. After we saw all of it we had a nice traditional mint tea (and that’s with a lot of sugar). During our stay it was 38 degrees Celsius during the day and believe me, that’s hot in a city like Marrakech. That’s why we went to our Riad to chill for a couple of hours.
At night all kinds of restaurants are built on the square where you can have a delicious diner (for almost nothing). After walking around through the Souks and Medina for a day where you can find beautiful lamps, plates, lovely herbs and of course Argan oil and much more, this is a good ending. The next day we walked to new Marrakech, this was a disappointment (in other words, don’t go)! We rushed back to the old part where we visited the palaces with their beautiful gardens.
Apart from all the great things to see and do, you can have amazing meals too!
Couscous, Tajine and Msemen. Just before sundown we found a spot on a roof terrace to enjoy everything that happened around us. This was the end of the amazing trip to Marrakech. The next day we went to Taghazout by bus to surf.
Marrakech is great, just to wander around and mostly to enjoy what happens around you. Walking through the alleys, buying nice things in the Souk, having lovely meals at one of the many restaurants or on Djemaa el Fna. For me 2 days were perfect! So no hip places but mostly enjoying the fact that you’re in a completely different culture and losing your way in this beautiful old city.