Day 104: Vacation

So today I’m going to write about one of my favourite holidays that I took in the last 6 months. It was a trip to Marrakech and it was an absolute delight.

I was stayed in an amazing hotel, called Riad Le Jardin D’Abdou. It was beautiful and the customer service was devine.

They had a beautiful roof top patio and pool area. The staff were the most thoughtful and lovely and gave great recommendations of places to go and see.

The city itself was gorgeous. The sun was the perfect escape from British rain in October.

I went to the desert and was able to relax and enjoy the desert heat.

Visiting the mountains and having lunch at the house of a Berber family was wonderful. And of course there was Moroccan mint tea, my October addiction. During our tour of the mountains we visited at least 3 other Berber households for tea, and I loved every stop.

There’s also the beautiful architecture, like the Bahia Palace, which was stunning. It was a great place to explore.

And last but not least the market. The market in Marrakech is a lot to handle if you’re inexperienced in African markets. The vendors are aggressive and will try to get the most money out of you so you have to haggle and stand your ground. There are “guides” who look for lost and vulnerable tourists and offer to give them directions/ take you where you need to go. Don’t fall for this because they’ll either take you to the right place and then ask you for money. Or they’ll take you to their friends shop and pressure you to buy something.

It was an amazing trip, and I can’t wait to go back.


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