Saturday, March 02, 2013

Mellah: The Jewish Quarter

The Jewish Quarter in Marrakech, which is also known as Mellah is an area not to miss. The Bahia Palace and the Badi Palace are located in this area as well as the Jewish spice market. The streets are small and winding and in all probability you might get lost. 

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Daily Itinerary: Marrakech

Breakfast: Fresh orange juice, yogurt, croissants, baguette and fruit

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Jama' al-Fna

The Jama' al Fna, loosely translated to the Mosque of the Ruin, is anything but. This UNESCO heritage site is filled with snake charmers, dancers, scribes, food stalls and even some cheeky monkeys. The sites, smells and sounds are unlike any thing you have ever experienced. Smoke and sounds mingle together and the air seems to be blurred. You see locals and tourist rub shoulders while eating street cuisine and children fall asleep on shoulders while watching magicians.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is a city of hidden gems. On the outside you might see a dusty, foreign place, but after truly delving into the maze of the souk and the circus that is Djemaa el Fna or by entering into the quiet solitude of a Riad you might see something that surprises you.