I really can recommend to have a look to this famous city. Especially the "Medina" (old town) is an experience! All the local people are hanging around on the famous square "Jamaa el Fna" day by day. Especially in the evening, thousands of people are on the square. About 90% of all the people are locals from Marrakech itself and other Maroccans. The whole square is full of life, dozens of local artists, musicians and game organizers are entertaining the visitors. You've also dozens of different food-tents where the Maroccans go for dinner and all the small shops (Souks) are open until late evening.
The "Medina" is huge!! Full of alleyways with thousands of little shops and the typical Souks... you can easily get lost there. You've to be careful too with the local people. Every half an hour someone like to sell their hashhish. All the locals usually don't like to be photographed. Most of the sellers try to entice you in their shops. In every alley someone try so show you around or show you the right way back to your hotel or "Riad"... if you follow, you have to pay them afterwards. Everyone wants to pull the money out of your pocket... and many of them can be pretty aggressive. But latest after a day you're used to it and can take it easy.
It's an adventure...!!
You feel around 500 years back and can experience an unique culture…! ;)
|Famous "Jamaa el Fna" in Marrakech during afternoon...|
|Same place, other view... bit later in the afternoon. But still nothing compared with late evening, when thousands of people are "on the road".|
|Fresh orange juice...|
|Food... or whatever it is... ;)|
They're eating acorns like we're eating chestnuts (marrons)...
|I prefer something else...|
|Uncountable shops... or better said "Souks".|
|another district in Marrakech (still in the "Medina")...|
|Maroccan bus stop...|
|This was from a one day trip to "Essaouira". An little old town by the sea...|
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