I hardly had any time when I...
I hardly had any time when I went, but if I did, I would have definitely looked into making an excursion into the nearby Atlas Mountains. In April when I went, there was still plenty of snow on the mountain tops. I saw posters advertising tours into the Mountains, but I would have explored the possibility of trekking thru a part of it.
That shall be for another time.
Storks nest restaurant
This is a very pleasant restaurant more or less opposite the entrance to the Saadian Tombs. It's spread out over three levels, two of them terraces overlooking the wall round the tombs
and a spectacularly raggedy storks nest opposite. The storks are most unobliging as regards posing for photos, preferring to keep their fundaments pointed towards the many diners trying to get their portrait.
Especially useful if your guide book has the entry times for the tombs wrong, and you arrive only to find them closed for lunch.
This place was one of the better monuments to see in Marrakech. You can buy a ticket to three monuments (the Marrakech Museum, Ben Youssef Medersa and an archealogical site- all next to each other) for 60 dirhams, but a single ticket to the Medersa alone is 50 dirhams. This is the old school for teaching the Quran. The building is amazingly beautiful and you are allowed to walk about freely in the entire place including old student rooms. I would recommend this site to anyone. You can take some great pics.
Admission DH40 (DH 60 combined ticket with Marrakesh Museum and Ben Youssef Medersa). The Almoravid Koubba is the only surviving building from the Almoravid period in Morocco. It was rediscovered in 1952, after having being buried beneath one of the outbuildings of the Ben Youssef Mosque.
Adventures In & Around Exotic MARRAKECH
Greetings from the beautiful city of MARRAKECH.
MARRAKECH, one of the four Imperial cities, is a beautiful and secular city set at the foot of the High Atlas mountains and it's lovely snow covered peaks. The "Red City", is also surrounded by red ochre walls and beautiful green palm trees..... Dominated by the imposing Koutoubia Minaret, this city will truly impress you with its marvelous palaces and hidden treasures... which comes in the form of it's souks and quaint Medina.
So, come along with me as I show you around beautiful MARRAKECH. Her tranquil gardens and the lively Djemaa El Fna Square.... followed by a guided walking tour of the colorful and bustling souks.
Then, we'd savour the exotic food and spices to complete our truly Moroccan experience! :-) Can you smell the delicious aroma from the Tagine? I'm getting hungry even as I'm penning all this down.
We'd have lunch in a traditional restaurant where we'll all be entertained with lively (and I mean, LIVELY) Moroccan folklore music and if you're interested, catch a display of the ancient art of belly dancing. Yes! Bring out those cymbals and string instruments now....! And let's join those belly dancers on stage....
Now, if you still have some energy left, we'd end the night at Chez Ali, this cool entertainment place that will leave you spellbound for sure. Well, it surely did leave me awestricken, I tell ya.
I hope you'd enjoy your stay in mythical MARRAKECH - just as much as I did.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."
- Mark Twain
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