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Marrakech: An overview - Part 33
Road trips out of Marrakech – continued, If you want to travel about 12 miles out of Ouarzazate on the Rte de Skoura you will come across a company called North Africa Horse. They are well known for their choreography of horse and cam...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 32
Road trips out of Marrakech – continued, The Kasbah at Aït Benhaddou is off the main route but is on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites and is one of the best preserved of all the kasbahs in the Atlas Mountains. It is also the most...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 31
Road trips out of Marrakech – continued, The other main route out of Marrakech is via the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass. This pass is on highway N9 which run South East over the Atlas Mountains, crossing the country’s highest pass. On the other ...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 30
Road trips out of Marrakech – continued, After you leave the villages we just passed through then you are headed for the Tizi-n-Test Pass. Just how much you will enjoy the experience of this 6, 861-ft pass will depend on whether you a...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 29
Road trips out of Marrakech – continued, South of Tahanoute, the road winds uphill to Moulay Brahim which is named after a local saint. It has a ggreen-roofedshrine dedicated to him in the middle of the village, however as it is a rel...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 28
Road trips out of Marrakech If you are staying in Marrakech for a longer period then some of the trips that are detailed below are well worth the effort. A lot will depend on how you want to travel, the best option is in your own car b...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 27
Visiting the port of Essaouira - continued As in Marrakech, Essaouira’s medina is a labyrinth of narrow streets. It is, however, not as hard to navigate, bisected as it is by one long, straight street. This street begins at the port an...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 26
Visiting the port of Essaouira In the previous section on places you can go on a day trip I mentioned the port city of Essaouira. It is certainly possible to do Essaouira as a day trip from Marrakech. You can get an early morning CTM b...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 25
Trips outside the city Marrakech is a good place from which you can take a day trip to the Atlas Mountains. These tours often include a visit at a Berber village and camel rides. One of the companies offering this kind of tour also mak...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 24
Moroccan Food, Restaurants and Nightlife – continued Nightlife In the medina, due to its religious status, there is largely a “no liquor” rule and the nightlife is mostly outside the city walls. Drinking in Marrakech is ...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 23
Moroccan Food, Restaurants and Nightlife – continued Restaurants If you want to have a more refined Moroccan experience over a pleasant dinner then try one of the places listed below. Le Foundouk is a sty...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 22
Moroccan Food, Restaurants and Nightlife – continued Pastilla is a starter as well as a main dish. It is a pillow of filo pastry with a sweet and savoury filling. This most often shredded pigeon cooked with onions. The dish will be dus...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 21
Moroccan Food, Restaurants and Nightlife. As the sub-title suggests in this section I will try to cover the food and evening entertainment you can find in Marrakech. It ranges, as it most places, from 5 star to zero star it’s fairly e...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 20
Hammam’s - continued A Guide to the process Although hammam sounds exotic it is in fact just a simple variation on the traditional steam bath experience with a massage element, however, this part is very vigorous. In fac...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 19
Hammam’s A visit to a bath-house or hammam is one of those 'must do’s' when you visit Marrakech as it washes away the stresses and strains of daily life. You get to relax and enjoy the luxury of getting washed with black olive soap, re...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 18
Ancient and Modern Architecture and styles – continued Carved woodwork has long been a tradition in this part of the world. While some of the same designs are used to decorate both plaster and wood, often wood is installed as a frieze ...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 17
Ancient and Modern Architecture and styles Moroccan Architecture has tended to be traditional for a long time but now some of the older ideas are being transferred and updated for use in new roles in building and architecture. In this ...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 16
Parks and Gardens - continued The Beautification of Marrakech One of the first surprises you get as you drive from the airport are that the roads lined with rose bushes and jasmine. This all part of a big initiative to t...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 15
Parks and Gardens Marrakech’s has numerous gardens and parks, a summary of which is shown after the section below. However the most famous is probably a legacy from an expatriate French painter named Jacques Majorelle (1886–1962), who ...
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Marrakech: An overview - Part 14
Places not to miss – continued, El Badii Palace El Badii Palace was built in the 16th century by Sultan Ahmed El Mansour and was believed to have been one of the most attractive palaces in the world. Originally having 3...
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