I have never been anywhere as mysterious and exotic as Marrakesh. I had a vague idea of what to expect but I didn’t know it would be a million times overwhelming (in a good way!!!) in real life. Once you’ve seen the photos I’ve taken, you’d also be at a loss of words on how to describe what I saw. It’s like going through a time warp to be transported back to old times, except there are satellite dishes on top of every concrete structure everywhere. Talk about experiencing REAL “culture shock” for the first time. The city was a feast for the senses — marvelous colours, textures, scents… There’s always something to discover everywhere.
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For the record, I probably have carpal tunnel syndrome from going through thousands of photos I took during my trip. I have tons of other photos but I could only share as much as I have other blogging commitments. I’ll save them (yes, including my trip to the Majorelle Gardens) for future blog posts.
WHAT I BOUGHT: Enormous, red carpet holdall bag, purple and brown embroidered backpack, a handful of scarves, three hats, five baboosh slippers, a dozen or so Bottega-esque leather friendship bracelets, tea glasses, scented candles
WHERE I STAYED: Kenzi Menara Palace Hotel (visit http://www.kenzimenarapalace.com/ for website), Zone de l’Agdal, avenue Mohamed VI, Marrakech. Phone +212524459900
WHERE I WENT: The Medina, Djemaa El-Fna square, the souks/markets in Marrakech, Majorelle Gardens, Palais des Congres
Special thanks to the Moroccan Tourist Office, Royal Air Maroc and Kenzi Menara Palace Hotel for the wonderful and memorable trip to Marrakech.