Marrakech: it’s the city of 1001-night and one of the Royal cities, located in the western of Morocco. In around 4 hours from Holland you step foot in a completely different world. From this colourful chaos it’s easy to move into the Atlas Mountains, but the city itself has a lot to offer and is a popular travel destination for a reason.
The Djemaa el Fna square where an authentic Moroccan market is located in the mornings, is definitely something you have to see. The square is literally the center of Marrakech. It’s an enormous square where dozens of streets come together. Especially at night it’s so much fun to sit on one of the roof terraces and enjoy the undergoing sun. From 5 ‘o clock Djeema el Fna changes into an enormous open-air restaurant. For only a few cents you can get your hands on the most delicious Moroccan dishes in the open air. Do not forget to practise saying ‘no’ if you don’t want to end up buying stuff you don’t need.
Just like many other Arab cities, Marrakech has a beautiful and old medina. Altough it’s a little touristy in the meantime, you can actually still get a glimpse of the old Marrakech. From fresh greens to the most beautiful ceramics and colourful spices; it’s all there. Definitely walk into the medina without a map and get lost in the small streets.