The Marrakesh alphabet has absolutely nothing to do with cramming letters into your brain!
On the contrary, the intension of this blog is to help you disconnect the left hemisphere of your brain (and let the logical functions take five), so that the right hemisphere of your brain (which for most people is the receiving part that perceives and stores our senses and works with wholeness and intuition) can unfold freely for a while.
To experience, feel and sense Marrakesh, it is recommended to be open and receiving. Let's say it out loud; if you try to experience Marrakesh through a filter of logic, tight planning etc. - you will only be deeply frustrated!
Marrakesh is anything but logic!
We have simply used the alphabet, in an intuitive way, to whet your appetite for Marrakesh.
Sensual, exotic, magical, mysterious, full of colours, scents and wake-up calls for your taste buds.
Belly dance is not really a part of the Moroccan culture, however today you will experience it in many restaurants and you will be able to take belly dance lessons. Just ask the staff at your riad or hotel, they will know:-)
Berber, Arab, French
The desert is not just a heartbeat away, even though you can now catch a bus to The Merzouga desert, to really feel you are there, you must spend at least 3 days. You can rent a car and a driver. Or why not start your adventure in Casablanca and join the 8-days tour from Casablanca to Marrakech. That will give you desert, camels (in reality dromedaries) and Moroccan highlights.
Writers, artists, bohemians and hippies have been attractied to Marrakesh for more than 100 years. George Orwell and Yves Saint Laurent choose to live in Marrakesh like more than 10.000 expats do today.
FOOD: Morocco is known for its exellent food and Marrakesh has a Cooking School
You will find a golf course, designed by Robert Trent Jones Senior in Marrakesh, offering views of the Atlas Mountains and attracting golfers of all levels. Choose between apartments, villas and luxury villas.
Marrakesh was a resting and trading place on the caravan route from Timbuktu in ancient times. The city today offers masterpieces of architecture like the Ménara water feature and the Koutoubia Mosque, adding their piece to the puzzle of history.
The majority of Morocco's population are muslims.
Moroccan jewelry are extremely popular and very beautiful & artistic. Berber jewelry in silver and bronze are made in the South and in the Moroccan Sahara. Urban jewelry, in gold with emerald and diamonds, are made all over the country.
The largest mosque in Marrakesh. It is further- more said to be the most beautiful and proportioned mosque in the world. You will find it in the southwest quarter of the Medina.
Stay in an impeccably furnished historical riad (traditional Moroccan villa) located in the heart of the Marrakech medina. Each bedroom has heating, air-conditioning and full en suite bathroom facilities. A rooftop terrace has loun- gers for relaxation, a heated pool and a tent perfect for enjoying some shade from its cushion-filled seating area, along with an area for meals. Tell me more about local living in Marrakesh..
Snake charmers, belly dancers, beggars, fire-eaters, fortune-tellers and a cornucopia of colours, feminine gauzy fabrics, leather goods, pafume, herbs, SPICES and much, much more.
Modern Standard Arabic and Berber. French is still the unofficial third language in Morocco.
It is highly recommended that your passport has at least six months validity remaining after your intended date of departure from your travel destination. Immigration officials often apply different rules to those stated by travel agents and official sources.
"Morocco as it is is a very fine place spoiled by civilization."
Richard H. Davis
Tortoises, Lizards, Snakes, Chameleons...
Marrakesh has a suptropical, semi-arid climate, with mild damp winters and hot dry summers. Average temperatures range from 12 degrees celsius in the winter to 28-29 degrees celsius in the summer.
Always make a deal about the price or ask the driver to put the meter on before you go!
Ushuaia Hotel & Clubbing:
Ushuaia Hotel & Clubbing has a full-service spa and a sauna. Rooms open to patios. The 50 air-conditioned guestrooms at Ushuaia Hotel & Clubbing include minibars and safes. Starts from $74.
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The Ville Nouvelle is the modern, new part of Marrakesh
Camels (in reality dromedaries) Egyptian Cobras, Golden Jackals, Red Foxes and still in small numbers Leopards, Cheetahs and Barbary Monkeys.
In The High Atlas mountains, you can find a variety of elephants and colorful butterflies.
If money is not a major issue, spoil yourself at La Sultana Marrakech, where the rooms open to balconies and have fireplaces. The luxury hotel has a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness facility. Available on request include in-room massages, wake-up calls, turndown service nightly and housekeeping daily.
Located directly on the Djemaa El Fna square in Marrakech Medina, The Djemaa El Fna Hotel Cecil offers quality ensuite rooms & new Budget non ensuite rooms, including breakfast starting from 8 Euros.
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Extraordinarily complex tile, or zellij mosaics, covering public fountains, walls, and furniture.