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“The New Moroccan Role”

published 06/03/2009

Pro"Colored cottons hang in the air…"

Cons"…Charming cobras in the square." (Crosby, Stills ...

It’s your first morning in Marrakech. You’re sitting at a café in the Jemaa el Fna, soaking up the sunshine and the atmosphere while you plan your sight-seeing. I’d like to think you’d decided to start at the Jemaa el Fna by reason of having read my recent review*, but probably you would have...

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ProBeautiful climate, friendly + helpful locals,respe...

Conshassel to buy, quite dusty (not great when you've ...

Only a 3 and a half hour flight from the hustle and bustle of London to the vibrant, colourful and unique city of Marrakech. As we flew over the city, it looked liked a patch work quilt of green and caramel brown. In some places there is a lot of lush green areas but the majority of the city is...

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“Watch out for the snake-poo”

published 24/09/2008

ProVery different to anything in Europe, but very clo...

ConsYou have to haggle over everything

Marrakech is an interesting city, so close to Europe and yet so different in many ways. The contrast is particularly evident in the Medina, the old walled city, where motorbikes, donkeys and carts and cars jostle for right of way on the narrow dirty streets. I have just returned from a few days...

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“A holiday with a difference”

published 17/03/2011

ProWeather (if not too hot!), sights, people very fri...

ConsA bit too much hassle from the men

In January 2010 I took a short break in Marrakech, and wow. I've been to South Korea and Russia, but Morocco has definitely provided the greatest culture shock for me. A Muslim North African country, it is opposite Spain (there is a ferry from Spain to Tangier) and next to Tenerife. The two chief...

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“Fantastic long weekend break”

published 26/09/2010

ProWarm weather and friendly locals

ConsPoor maintenance of historical buildings. Don't as...

When my girlfriend suggested a weekend away in Morocco I had to think twice. My last trip to North Africa was to Tunisia where I felt like nothing more than a rich westerner who deserved to be conned out of every cent in his wallet. Always one for challenging my own prejudices, I decided to take...

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“Marrakesh magic”

published 07/08/2001

ProA really foreign experience

ConsToo hot in July

Jaded with trips abroad? Fed up with touristy jaunts? Try out Marrakesh for a real taste of what travelling must have once been like. We went on a 2 week package to Agadir, and, growing tired of the beach culture yet not wanting to buy into a packaged bus trip, we booked ourselves on the (real)...

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Excellent

ProThe mix of the city and the lovely riads

ConsThe polution from petrol

My daughter and myself have recently been lucky enough to spend four days in Marrakech in October. It was to me an amazing experience. We had a very early morning flight with Easy Jet, which meant we had most of the rest of the day to spend in Marrakech. From emails that I had been exchanging...

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“Mesmering Marrakech”

published 20/09/2009

ProStunning scenery!

Consfood, a bit of a culture shock

Marrakech has always been high up on my list of places to visit, so earlier this year I packed my bags and set off with a friend to explore the city. We flew with easyjet from London Gatwick to Marrakech Menara airport, convinently located around 15 minutes taxi ride from central Marrakech...

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“Meanderings in Marrakech”

published 27/07/2007

ProInteresting people, different culture

Conssmall amount of hassle

Useful Information; Moroccan Currency: Durham’s Exchange Rate: £1 to 16 Dirham (dh) Language: Arabic, French, Spanish Capital: Rabat I travelled to Morocco with two friends, Claire and Chris, for a 3 week backpacking trip during the Easter holidays. We travelled around in a figure of eight from...

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Excellent

ProSun, culture, beautiful

ConsI wanna buy a Kasbah

The word Riad in Classical Arabic stands for a garden. This evolved in time to refer to a Moorish patio garden. The definition in Morocco now describes accommodation of traditional or historic character and of a high standard reflecting quality and local charm. So that’s how Morty and I...

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“Flying Carpets Anyone?”

published 07/03/2008

ProIt will be pretty when fully built

ConsNo information given at all

I flew out to Marrakech on a Wednesday and returned on the Sunday, both flights were quite early and with no time difference, meant I landed at reasonable times due to the flight time being only around three hours from Gatwick. I spent the holiday relaxing by the pool and sunbathing so I can't...

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Probeautiful city with beautiful weather and beautifu...

Consits best to know french because foreigners are eas...

Explore the medieval alleyways and vibrant market stalls of the souks. Lush gardens, olive groves and palm trees add to the heady atmosphere of this exotic and colourful destination Marrakesh is one of the most renowned places within morocco despite not being its capital. it is located roughly a...

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Proamazing scenery, cheap food and shopping, colourfu...

Consincredibly pushy traders, so easy to get ripped of...

I visited Morocco on a charity hitchhike with two fellow students and very little cash. Morocco was a great experience mostly but also quite depressing because of the extreme "hard sell" of the traders in the souks (shouting "fish and chips at us" lol!), the women in the marketplace grabbing our...

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Progreat athmoshpere

Consquite a long walk from the busstation

Marrakesh was a real surprise! My experience from travelling (especially in Tunisia) told me to circumvent big cities, but Marrakesh is an exception! Its really worth to stay there some days, even if you have a tough time schedule. The huge medina and the special & cool atmosphere at Djemaa el...

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“Magical Birthday break”

published 19/04/2007

Pro Exotic, magical experience, cheap

Cons More touristy than I expected

Myself and my boyfriend went to Marrakesh in February for my 30th Birthday and Valentine's day. We stayed at dar Silsila after reading the excellent reviews on Tripadvisor. I'd wanted to go to Marrakesh for ages as I thought it would be a totally different and more exotic experience than the...

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Product Information : Marrakech (Morocco)

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