Hello y’all! So, I’ve been to Marrakech for a few days. I flew the morning right after new years evening. I didn’t party or celebrated the new year and went to bed around 10:30 that evening. I know it’s not very usual and festive to start the new year like that and normally I do celebrate it as well but this year I didn’t feel like it, I simply slept through it all.
But the good thing is that I wasn’t tired or what so ever for my citytrip! I flew from the Airport near my house straight to Marrakech Airport and can we just take a moment, that Airport is absolutely beautiful. There’s so much space and beautiful lights, really cool.
The city of Marrakech is really pretty as well. It’s really different from what we’re used to here in Europe but it’s definitely nice and filled with a lot of colourful traditions, people, foods, boutiques and people. It’s what I like to call ‘a world alone.’ In the older center of Marrakech hides the ‘Medina’ which is like a web of tine, little shops hidden under a roof. It almost feels like you’re beneath the ground.
On the Medina square there are so many things going on, the first time you don’t know where to look first. There are a lot of people dancing and singing. I noticed the Moroccan culture is really expressive and loud. Also, there a plenty of animals around. Which in my eyes and coming from my culture is often a really sad situation. I’ve seen a lot of chained monkeys that had to dance or take pictures with tourists for money. There are snake charmers playing music in front of the animals that simply lay on the hot street for hours and hours… and you’ll find a lot of tropical animals like turtles and chameleons which you can buy.
Another day we did a camel ride through the Sahara. The animals were really sweet and calm. We went with a few shepherds on a ride to a local farmer that had a little tea garden. We had tea with the man and he taught us how to make traditional Moroccan tea. It was a nice experience for sure and riding the camel was really interesting since it walks in such a unique way. You really wobble around the entire ride haha.
Took this picture while sitting on the camel, we casually ran into another shepherd that was out for a walk with his goats and foxhounds in the Sahara. In the back of the pictures you see the Atlas Mountains showing up a little. You can see those mountains from pretty much everywhere while you’re in the city of Marrakech, it’s completely surround by it, that’s why it gets much colder outside when the sun sets. So if you’re planning on going to Marrakech pack summery clothes but don’t forget your sweaters!
Also, since the weather is really nice in Marrakech. (Early January it was around 20 degrees) there are a lot of unique flowers and plants pretty much everywhere in the city. I have to say the city is really ‘green.’ I’m definitely not talking about the traffic, it’s such a chaos. But the dressing of the entire city is overall really green and there are so many plants around.
About trafic, like I said it’s a chaos. Seriously, unless you are familiar with it you can deal with it, otherwise take a taxi. Spare yourself all the pain and frustration. Literally everything is on the streets and it’s everywhere around you, making noises and cutting you off wherever possible. My recommendation is to take a taxi -they are extremely cheap- and avoid this kind of danger!
And the last picture was shot in The Majorelle Garden, this garden and colourful blue and yellow home once belonged to Yves Saint Laurent. To be honest, it’s a pretty garden but not that much of a ‘need to visit’ for me. Sounds crazy coming from someone who loves nature. 😉
Thanks for reading and I’ll talk to you soon! p.s. I’m taking my finals soon! :O
Lot’s of love,