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Marrakech Mini guide for a long weekend

We spent a long weekend in Marrakech back in December and it was an interesting experience for us, our first country in Africa, so there was a lot to learn and unexpected things. See a recap of all posts written about Marrakech: Travel to Marrakech: where to start Marrakech Lo…

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What to eat in Marrakech

Moroccan cuisine has been in contact with other cultures and so influenced by them. Most common meats are lamb, beef, chicken, camel and rabbit. The most common way to cook it is with lemon pickle and dried fruits. Spices are the base for every moroccan meal, they use cinnamon, cumin, ginger, pepper, prapika, sesame seeds, coriander and saffron among others…

Marrakech Lonely Planet guide
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Marrakech Lonely Planet guide

You know I am pro travel guides, but I am because they give me loads of tips when I go around. I always use one when travelling and it is a great ally. Why to choose Marrakech Lonely Planet and why to take a travel guide with you? Lonely Planet city guides are pocket size There is a very useful map to go around the city Competitive price: 12, 90 euros Org…

Chic Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech!
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Chic Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech!

The Majorelle Gardens are botanical gardens in Marrakech that were designed by Jacques Majorelle in 1924. The gardens are very famous in Marrakech, they are very special for its colors, cobalt blue and yellow all surrounded by all kinds of plants.I was amazed by the colours and plants that are in there, very nice atmosphere. The Majorelle Gardens are loca…

Travel to Marrakech: where to start
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Travel to Marrakech: where to start

You have decided to go to Marrakech, and now what? Where do you start? This is a post about the first things you must think about when organizing your trip to Marrakech. Basic Information Visa: From Spain I didn't need any visa, just my passport with 6 months from the expiry date at least. If you have any doubts if you need a visa or not, you should ask the…

What to see in Marrakech
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What to see in Marrakech

For me Marrakech is a city to explore, so my advice is do not plan too much, go with the flow, start walking and you will discover the city. Moreover, you will see that it is not easy to get oriented in the Medina so walk and see where the city takes you. As you might have notice already in my posts I am not a huge fan of museums when traveling, because nor…

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6 First impressions on Marrakech

OMG my first impressions about Marrakech were not very good actually. They started in the airport, when I saw the cleaning brigade throwing full buckets of water inot the floor to mop it after it. Oopps this is how they do it? Who knows...that's what I saw. When I say not a very good impression, don't take me wrong. After a long weekend in Marrakech I think…

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Hostels for couples? Our stay at Equity Point Marrakech

Hostels for couples? Yes, sir. I had never been in a hostel before with my boyfriend since we thought about staying in one when going to Marrakech. We though about a low budget option to sleep that could fullfil our needs. I met the equity point in TBEX so I thought to give it a try. We went to Marrakech, for three days, for two nights and we stayed in …