People asking for money
Its true that there are people asking for many ... to tourist and to muslim ...
is it not a part of the coran that they must give money to whom is aking for it ...
I saw people seeting at the mosque's doors asking for money ...
but to me ...while I was walking ... only I was asked for money 3 time in 5 days ... not so much ...
The funny thing is ... " are people needed of that money ????? " if they need the money ... why they ask you for euros :)))
I was asked by a little boy for money ... he wanted 2 euros from me ... :)))) he spoked me in spanish when he new I was from there .... I told him that I didnt had euros ... I did only had dirhams ... but he refused dirhams ... .... he had a wonderful face ... I loved the face of that little boy ... so smillling face ... so bright ... so clever .....
I dont use to give money at the streets to people that ask for it ... I dont think is a good thing ...
Books In Marrakech
The extensive book section, the best in the city, is at the back of the shop, with coffee table books and guidebooks, including Atlas Mountain guides in French on the back wall and novels in English in the far right hand corner.
The front part has drawing and office materials and some good postcards. Any Book you like :)
7 AM - 11 PM (No alcohol) Excellent Fast Italian
by Mary Mimouna, Marrakesh Restaurant Reviewer
Open seven days a week, and serving food from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM, La Flamme Restaurant/Cafe (no alcohol) is a clean and comfortable, family-friendly modern restaurant, offering Italian food in a relaxed indoor-outdoor setting, offering superb food and a courteous professional staff. Greeting diners inside is floor-to-ceiling mahogany paneling, plenty of light, and comfortable upholstered easy chairs and loveseats.
All of our food was delicious, and exquisitely presented. We could tell there was someone in the kitchen who really enjoys cooking!
The mostly Italian menu features breakfasts with eggs available (15-35 DH); Panini sandwiches (30-42 DH); main-course salads (45-55 DH); pasta dishes 60-75 DH); savory crepes (30-40 DH); pizza (40-70 DH); meat main courses (80-95 DH); fish dishes (95 DH); and duck (110 DH). An amazing array of deserts are on the menu, such as sweet crepes (30 DH) and ice-cream sundaes (45-60 DH). Beverages, including many fresh juices, range from 14 DH to 35 DH for shakes and non-alcoholic cocktail mixes. ). Beverages are bit expensive, from 14-35 DH ($2-$4), so that tends to push up the final bill a bit. (Being a cafe, as well as a restaurant, it seems more is charged proportionately for beverages and desserts because of those patrons who spend time, but order only these.)
One of the best things about La Flamme is that Marrakesh residents no longer need to wonder where they can go for superb food and drink in the off hours of 2:30 PM to 7:30 PM. During these times, one can choose from at least seven different types of Panini sandwiches (served with fries), or from a selection of multiple sweet or savory crepe dishes--in addition to desserts such as ice cream sundaes.
Breakfast is served from 7:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Lunch is served from 12:30 to 3:00 PM. Dinner is served from 7:30 PM to 11:00 PM. Open from 7:00 AM to Midnight, there is always SOMETHING that can be ordered off the menu at any hour of the day. No credit cards accepted. Panini with Salmon; Crepe Maison; Salad with Hot Goat Cheese Triangles and Argan Oil; Tagliatelle Alfrédo; Salade La Flamme; Mixed Carrots, Zucchini, and Green Beans. There are also plenty of choices here for vegetarians. We recommend you drink an ice-cold "Citron Presse," (fresh lemonade, but you need to mix in your own sugar and water at the table).
Place Rhaba Kdima
Place Rhaba Kdima is situated in the middle of the souks. This former slave market is a centre for medicine sellers and healers and is often referred to as Apothecary Square. It is one of the few open areas in this part of the Medina. An interesting way to see this area is as part of a circular walk from Jemaa el Fna to Rhaba Kdima via Souk Semmarine and Souk Nejarine. Leave the square at the opposite end and follow Znikhet Rahba and Rue Biadine to the relatively wide (slightly wider than a supermarket aisle) Souk Quessabine. Turn right and you’ll find yourself back in Jemaa el Fna.
April Circuit out to kasbahs,gorges,desert 4 days
Hi, lovely month to be there doing this - this is a standard circuit of mustsees when you only have a few days in Morocco - so its a very nice route - if you have a look through my pages you will see a few tips recommending this route and these places - there are other VTers who have good pages with tips and recommendations also so thats part of the fun of VT roaming around and looking at other peoples travels.
going by rental car is my ideal - I love doing that - and I have in my tips a good recommendation for rental car company who are good friends of friends of mine I work with in London so they have that expectation to live up to - but I have used them and they proved above other local companies Ive used - one of the most important advantages has been that they happily save time and energy by bringing the car to the airport and meeting you there, doing the payments and paperwork right there so you can then just drive off - a small car is all you need - I usually then drive off to Marjane to fill up on supplies to go driving with - back up food supplies so you dont always have to rely on finding a place to stop and eat at though that is of course one of the things to experience in morocco - red wine in particular is good there
April is a lovely month is the further end of spring coming into hotter temps such as early summer - usually lots of flowers and colours around - the weather could be lovely every day or you might have rain - its fairly usually warm in the day so you could be down to tshirts and sandal footwear but take layers and a light fleece in case its chilly, especially at night up in the higher areas, up the gorges or in the desert. even marrakech can still be cold at night - even in june midsummer its suddenly hit with freezing temps when normally its warm to hot - so anything can happen.
but roads are pretty good, drive in the daylight and arrive at your destination before dark - though night driving is fine but bothersome with having to take extra care of pedestrians, animals and tranportation that dont illuminate themselves and can meander all over the road even without warning
When you got to Erg Chebbi there are many hotels scattered all around the desert, accessible by signposted gravel or sand roads from off the main roads - I have a few recommended places in my MOrocco and Merzouga pages - and these places all arrange camel trips and 4x4 trips into the desert.
Let me know anytime if you want help with anything.