After a manic Christmas and a serious case of the January blues, it’s back to working life and time to plan the next trip. Trying to get some inspiration, I thought I’d share my favourite spots from my Marrakech trip last year.
1. Ben Youssef Madrasa – Previously an Islamic college, it is now open to the pubic to explore. Once through the seemingly plain entrance, you’re transported back in time to beautifully intricate architecture and masses of Moroccan tiles. The nominal fee is so worth it (just be sure not to be led by the locals waiting outside as they will happily charge more).
2. La Mamounia – located in the old town, transport yourself into your own version of Arabian nights. La Mamounia is one of the most incredible hotels in the city. Wander around the hotels gardens with exotic flowers and cacti aplenty. If you are unable to afford the price tag attached to the room rate, treat yourself to the luxurious spa day pass instead. With no expense spared, you’ll be transported into a dreamy state – a perfect space to relax after the hustle of the souks.
3. High Atlas Mountains – possibly my favourite day of the trip was heading to Berber territory in the Atlas Mountains. We stopped at an Argan Oil Women’s cooperative & traditional Berber market on the way, before heading to the village. After a mint tea (naturally), we hiked up to waterfalls and through the mountains for a few hours, before stopping for tagine.
Morocco you’ve totally stolen my heart, I will definitely be back but for now..time to plan the next adventure!!