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"Marrakech is simply the nicest place on Earth to spend an afternoon", so said Winston Churchill.

Updated on July 5, 2015

Postcard From Marrakech

Wake at daylight as the call to prayer floats over the city . Spend your days immersed in the souks and your evenings bedazzled by fairy lights swaying on the desert winds. Hustle your way to the latest exotic nightspot in "le petit taxi" to dance the night away.

So find those flight socks and book those tickets. Pull back Morocco's veil to reveal why celebrity rockers, artists, and high priests of fashion with the world at their feet keep on returning. Is it the world class food? Maybe. Is it the legendary hospitality of the Moroccan people? Perhaps. Whatever it is, one thing is certain. You can expect the unexpected from this land of flying carpets and genies in a bottle. Nothing seems impossible in this timeless, irresistible metropolis.

What's happening in here?

Check out my observations & handy links on what to expect as a foreign woman poking around in this glam & gritty, Islamic city.

Top 10 Things to Do in Marrakech - Fun, Frightening, or Both - Whoa! We're in Jemma el Fna Square!

Snake Wranglers Extraordinaire
Snake Wranglers Extraordinaire

Don't Leave Home Without One

Top 10 Marrakech (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)
Top 10 Marrakech (Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide)

I took this fantastic little book on my first trip to Morocco. Comes complete with lift out map and is light as a feather. Perfect for carrying around in your back pack or Hermes!

 

Mysterious music, jabbering monkeys, snake charmers with attitude, its enough to send you running for the hills. Don't despair, we survived and with my advice and a good guide book so shall you!

Print this list & take it with you, checking occasionally to remind yourself if those girlies lived to tell more tales then by gosh, so can I !

  1. Visit Djemma el Fna - The heritage listed Square - Fun & frightening
  2. Snake wrangling in Djemma el Fna - Not as frightening as you might think
  3. Marrakech Hop on Hop Off Bus - Frightening only if you stand up on the open top
  4. Jardins Majorelle - The gardens of YSL -Frightening Frenchies
  5. Wander the labryinthe streets around the old city - Fun
  6. Shop at Zara - Fun & cheapest Zara on the planet
  7. Immerse yourself in the souks without a guide - Frightening but you just might find Aladdins lamp
  8. Take a caleche (horse & carriage ride) around the walled city -Fun
  9. Shop the Gueliz district. A fashionable area crammed with chic boutiques, cafes, and clubs.- Fun, the expensive kind
  10. Visit the Henna Cafe for a tattoo - Frightening & fun

Sunset over the Katoubia Mosque & Djemma el Fna - The sun goes down, the lights go up. Get ready people. Marrakech is about to perform it's evening show.

Katoubia Mosque
Katoubia Mosque
Lonely Planet Best of Marrakesh (Lonely Planet Best of Series)
Lonely Planet Best of Marrakesh (Lonely Planet Best of Series)

No-one tells it better or with more humour than Lonely Planet.

 

Marrakech By Night

Jardins Majorelle- Majorelle Gardens - Gardens formerly owned and now dedicated to Yves Saint Laurent

Jardins Majorelle
Jardins Majorelle

Visit these picturesque gardens for a well-earned, relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of downtown Marrakech. There is an interesting Berber museum, glorious gift shop, bring the $$$$ and a restful cafe. Go early in summer months as the tourist buses arrive in droves by lunch time. Close to the city centre transport is available on the hop on hop off bus or petit taxi. The traditional "caleche", horse and cart is an interesting, more leisurely mode of transport, though a little whiffy during the hotter months. And DON"T forget your camera.

Take a trip into the desert

OMG! Isn't that the Atlas mountains just there on the horizon? Well I just gotta see that before I go!

Marrakech Adventure and Desert Tours - 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day Trips from Marrakech

Saddle up for some horse riding or buckle up your life jacket for a white water rafting adventure. Whether it's mountain biking or just great food, visit Berber tribes and the kasbahs for the thrill of a lifetime. Climb heroic mountains. Spend romantic nights in the Sahara where gazing upwards at the big sky makes you feel rather small. That's always a good thing for we humans.

Practical information - Marrakech

About the Weather, Money & When to Go

CLIMATE

Marrakech has a subtropical climate so the weather is always dry and sunny. Temperatures in the summer, and particularly August, can be very high. During the winter, it is warm during the day but gets very cold in the evening.

MONEY

The monetary unit of Morocco is the Dirham (MAD). Throughout the country it's impossible to cash traveller's checks or use credit cards easily. Euros are the easiest foreign currency to exchange and accepted if you don't have dirhams.

The easiest way to get cash is from an ATM. You can find them everywhere around the city. These can be erratic and don't always dish out as much money as you want, and worse still they close for extended periods during business hours. Be patient, they come around eventually.

LANGUAGE

Arabic is the official language but French is widely spoken and used. English, not so much.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

The best time of year to visit Marrakech is between September and May when temperatures are cooler. However, July hosts the annual Marrakech Popular Arts Festival which can be particularly lively.

WHEN NOT TO VISIT

August may not be the best time to visit Marrakech due to the large influx of tourists from Europe in particular. It's also really, really hot at this time.

Ramadan could also prove difficult as there is no alcohol consumption allowed and most cafes and restaurants are closed in the daylight hours.

Food and Nightlife Destinations in Marrakech - Made in Marrakech

Hungry? Thirsty? Perhaps longing to see a desert rose or two? Need some tour planning help and can't muddle by in French? Maybe you simply want to relax and find a hamman or spa. Click the click and breathe easy. It's all in here.

Transport

Getting around town

The best option is a "petit taxi" . It's always about 30 dirhams no matter where you go.

A toll paying motorway connects Marrakech with Casablanca. see link to Morocco Mall.

A very fast train runs to Casablanca from the "Gare de Marrakech" pictured here. It's worth a visit just to see this most beautiful of railway stations.

Driving Your Peugeot
Driving Your Peugeot

Things to Avoid in Marrakech. Way to go Peugeot!

A "How To Guide" for potential drivers. A cautionary tale.

First hire your vehicle. This can be done just about anywhere but don't blame me for anything that occurs afterwards. Next step, embrace a healthy disregard for all road rules.

Here are my survival tips for those with an unhealthy addiction to this adrenalin sport.Ladies and gentleman,start your engines!

1:Close your eyes. A lot.

2:Position your vehicle in the middle of the road and protect this placement at all costs.

3:Make sure your is hand placed firmly on the horn at all times.

4:It is considered precision driving to hit pedestrians and donkey carts.

5: Lane? What's a lane?

6: Stopping at red lights is for wimps unless" les gendarmes" occupy the intersection. (watch out for them, usually at lunchtime)

7:Roundabouts are built exclusively for your motoring entertainment. Hurdle as many as possible as you jostle around them.

8:Cyclists and pedestrians are fair game. They are in your way. Try to run them down. .

9:The finger definitely means the same thing here, meanwhile don't forget that horn.

10: It's fine to make a right hand turn from six wide in the left hand lane. Pas de probleme!

*Avoid the lunch time rush. Moroccan workers are all hungry and all heading home*

Finally, park your Peugeot anywhere. You heard me, anywhere .

Visiting Morocco During Ramadan? - Ramadan dates 2014

Ramadan in 2014 will start on Saturday, the 28th of June and will continue for 30 days until Sunday, the 27th of July.

What to Wear in Marrakech - Do I Need to cover my hair in Morocco?

What to Wear in Marrakech
What to Wear in Marrakech

If you find yourself a little confused about what to wear in Islamic countries, join the club.

Morocco and Marrakech in particular has arrived at an Islamic crossroads regarding how women dress. Similar to Cairo, or Dubai airport the full range of choices are on display including ladies draped and veiled being led around as they can't see, to modest Western dress with a loose scarf. Really the choice is yours in Morocco .

After making plenty of my own mistakes my current advice is as follows: If I question the appropriateness of my outfit, then I change it.

You really don't need to cover your hair. Legs, arms and cleavage are another matter.

Do's and Don'ts :

Do try to be culturally sensitive.

Don't worry about covering your hair unless you wish to or are having a bad hair day. Moroccan women? Some do, some don't, they decide for themselves.

Do wear modest daytime attire so as not to offend, particularly if you are heading out of the city where society is much more conservative. Morrocan girls all wear tight skinny jeans and tops, often with a headscarf in cities like Marrakech, Casablanca and Rabat but not in the villages.

Don't wear short skirts and short shorts.

Don't wear skimpy singlets or low cut tops. These garments will almost certainly attract unwanted attention.

Don't worry at all about what to wear to late night clubs. Anything goes once your in. Cover up that clingy low cut dress until your safely inside though.

Do wear a hat, sunscreen and loose clothes to cope with the heat.

What to wear in Marrakech

Visit the Henna Cafe before for decorative henna tattoos & artistic adornment

HennaCafeMarrakech, celebrates the culture of the Moroccan people and gives back to the Marrakchi community who are so welcoming to visitors

Join the friendly staff of Henna Cafe to relax in comfort as they treat you to traditional henna adornments accompanied by a refreshing mint tea or a spot of lunch. Moroccan style of course. Henna Cafe's concept creates a unique experience and a souvenir of your Marrakech trip.

Your support will help directly to fund education and development projects in Morocco.

All profits from the Henna Cafe are used directly to assist local causes, such as education for girls.

Click the link below for contact details:

Where to buy all things Moroccan cheap, cheap, cheap

Keep an eye out for local "supermarches" or supermarkets. You can buy tagines pots, "must have" Moroccan slippers & local delicacies at a fraction of touristy souk prices. Acima & Marjane are the names to look for. Acima stores are situated on main streets with tiny entrances opening into an Aladdin's cave of treats.

Planning to stay a few days? - Shop the Marjane

Marjane Supermarket
Marjane Supermarket

Marjane Supermarkets

Staying for a few days? Look no further as all your household items are available here at reasonable prices. Shop beneath the rocky outposts and ghostly gaze of abandoned French Foreign Legion garrisons. Great for stocking up on everything from food to tagine pots, rugs and alcohol or anything else you never knew you couldn't live without.

There's a gorgeous handbag store featuring Moroccan leather goods, Western and local fashions, international brands such as Lacoste and Yves Rocher cosmetics and an Arabic style Mcdonalds. Take a fascinating peek at local life. Spells danger for the wallet.

You can buy a Peugeot next door. Don't.

Places to Stay in Marrakech - From Cheap to Chic - Honeymoon in Morocco? Marrakech offers a wide range of honeymoon destinations

The truth about smoking

The stigma of smoking is yet to hit Morocco. It's a national pastime. They smoke EVERYWHERE. You may as well join in. A wise Frenchman once told me "Life 'ees short, dull & full 'erv pain so smoke leetle bebe & end 'eet sooner". Ciggies are available in little street stores with an Olympic style logo displayed outside.

If you don't speak French learn to say " Je parle Francais pas "

Parlez-vous Francais?

Non? Then trust me, you need this book!. Your high school French just won't cut it. French is simply not spoken that way out there on the mean streets.

Anyway, it'll be your best friend for sure when you find that must have, good looking, whatever thingy you want for home. Take it on that Paris trip you're dreaming about too! Or Tunisia, or Beirut, or, well, most places actually. Those dam Frenchies are everywhere .

Men, Men and More Men

Proud and urbane, with a European, I wear a scarf, cross my legs and hold my gitane like a girl kind of attitude, impossibly tall men dominate the cafes and streetscapes. Yes, the rights of women are improving, but Morocco remains a patriarchal society, confronting for many women travellers.

Bonjour Madame! - A "How to Guide" on finding a husband in 30 minutes or less.

Bonjour Madame!... Madame?...Excuse-moi Madame? Will you please marry with me?This friendly invitation is extended to Western women on just about every corner.

From school boys to school teachers, all will make you an offer. How fantastic! Just go along with it. Unlike this blog, good guide books are full of sage advice about how to discourage them politely. Why bother? It's completely impossible, polite or otherwise and anyway, why would you want to? Moroccan men are simply charming and full of fun. Better still, they speak French, so who cares what they say, as long as they are saying something. Am I right ladies, or am I right?

Okay, so I look a little terrified in this picture. It's just the socks with the sandals really. This nice man not only offered to marry me but gave me a discount on the flowers too!

Flying Carpets

Spice up your Life - Spice Market Marrakech

photo credit:riadzany.blogspot.com

The Last Storytellers,
The Last Storytellers,

Marrakech is the heart and lifeblood of Morocco's ancient storytelling tradition. For nearly a thousand years, storytellers have gathered in the Jemaa el Fna, the legendary square of the city, to recount ancient folktales and fables to rapt audiences. But this unique chain of oral tradition that has passed seamlessly from generation to generation is teetering on the brink of extinction. The competing distractions of television, movies and the internet have drawn the crowds away from the storytellers and few have the desire to learn the stories and continue their legacy. Richard Hamilton has witnessed at first hand the death throes of this rich and captivating tradition and, in the labyrinth of the Marrakech medina, has tracked down the last few remaining storytellers, recording stories that are replete with the mysteries and beauty of the Maghreb.

 

Interesting books to read before you visit - As they disappear inside, catch a glimpse into the lives of Moroccan women secluded behind the wrought iron gates a

Moroccan born, Fatima Mernissi is an Islamic feminist and sociologist. The rapidly changing roles of Moroccan women, accompanied by enchanting tales provide a gossamer link to the mystical lives of Moroccan women.

Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood
Dreams of Trespass: Tales of a Harem Girlhood

Lose yourself in the fascinating memoirs of a childhood spent secluded behind harem walls of her home in Fez in days gone by.

 

Visit Morocco - A Video by the Moroccan Tourism Authority

Don't Leave Home Without These

CUSCUS 6200ci 88L Internal Frame Hiking Camp Travel Backpack Gray
CUSCUS 6200ci 88L Internal Frame Hiking Camp Travel Backpack Gray

Plan on wandering the Earth? Doing the trekking thingy? You will need one of these.

 

Have I made up your mind to visit Marrakech ? - Tell me everything!

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      Jim adams 17 months ago

      Nice post!

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      Webo 3 years ago from Trip

      Great article about Marrakech, you can plan your next trip to Marrakech using Marrakech Guide

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      amiref 4 years ago

      Great description about Marrakech, really you are a good writer

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      Fiona Carroll 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @SusannaDuffy: lol. Possibly not but that's is indeed where he was and he liked it. He loved the Mamounia hotel and you couldn't blame him for that!

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      Susanna Duffy 4 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Winston Churchill was semi-inebriated every day and scarcely knew where he was half the time. Did he realise he was in Marrakech? Congratulations on LOTD

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      tomoxby 4 years ago

      The highlight for me was the marketplace. I love the way the sellers ask where you are from and the quote prices in multiple currencies in a flash - American, Canadian, Euro you name it. The contrast between and things modern and old was striking.

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      TedWritesStuff 4 years ago

      Have travelled all of Morocco. Is an 'interesting' place with some extreme differences between urban and mountain dwellers. Thanks for sharing your experiences.

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      Fiona Carroll 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @PaulaMorgan: Then you simply must come to visit with me some time soon!

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      Paula Morgan 4 years ago from Sydney Australia

      This page made me laugh out loud - I can imagine being there with you after reading this. Thanks for a great insight into Marrakech.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi there

      I am trying to publicise my book "The Last Storytellers" - which is a collection of traditional tales from Marrakech. I think it is a great read for visitors to the city. It would be great if you could feature it on this website.

      If you need more details my email is richardhamilton50@yahoo.com

      Best

      Richard

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      Pete Schultz 5 years ago

      Thanks, once again, I've done some world traveling thanks to a lensmasters hard work. Enjoyed the trip!

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      PaulWinter 5 years ago

      It looks beautiful. I want to go there

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      try this with WWW.INDIGOSAFARI.COM

      you will enjoy Marrakech with them

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      gamrslist 5 years ago

      looks like a really cool place thank you for sharing

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      JennySui 5 years ago

      Congrats on LotD!

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @oztoo lm: Sensational! Thanks lady! I have featured your lenses on Moroccan décor here too! They are so lovely.

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      WriterJanis2 5 years ago

      After reading this I would so love to visit. Blessed!

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      oztoo lm 5 years ago

      Oh you lucky lady and what a great and informative lens. Will feature this on my Moroccan décor lens.

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @kimark421: Then you must! As that wise quoted Frenchman full of ennui said "life 'ees short, dull and full of pain" ! So do it!

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      kimark421 5 years ago

      I LOVE this lens! I want to go there NOW. Thanks!

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      sarasentor lm 5 years ago

      So beautiful lens, i really enjoyed. It deserve vote up.

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      I checked the map and there're no roads that go there. It's on another continent. Amazing. Thank you for this wonderful lens. I really enjoyed it.

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      MariaDSk 5 years ago

      Looks gorgeous! Yet another place I want to go to damn :) Really nice lens.

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      trendydad 5 years ago

      Marrakech seems like a great place, great photos

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @tvyps: Thx typs! I appreciate your advice re song & have thought about doing just that. Unfortunately however I find it just about the most annoying song on Earth. It ear worms EVERY single day I am there & fails to leave me in peace even at home back in Sydney. ... And here it goes again la lalalala... Lol

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Very nice, can't believe I missed this when it was LOTD. Blessed. You should put the YouTube module of the song "Marrakech Express" on here by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.

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      julia007 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing such an informative article about traveling! Marrakech is a very beautiful place!

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Lovely lens and congrats on the award. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012 and also on Squidoo LOTD Lenses 2. Hugs

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      Frankie Kangas 5 years ago from California

      Wonderful travel lens. Marrakech looks like an interesting place. Would I go there? Probably not because of all of the smoking and the attitude toward women. But that's just me. There are lots of folks it would bother. Bear hugs, Frankster

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @anonymous: Oh la la...Thankyou so much for reading my page. I took a good look at your website, read the reviews etc. Your riads look absoultely beautiful! Hopefully, you are pleased to see I added a picture of your handsome service man preparing breakfast, and a handy link to your site.

      Get ready marketing moguls, I will be visiting for that yummy looking breakfast on my next visit !

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      fugeecat lm 5 years ago

      I envy you. Marrakech is one of those places I really want to visit.

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      jithinseb 5 years ago

      very good article.

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      jithinseb 5 years ago

      very good article.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      A very beautiful place.

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      kayla_harris 5 years ago

      It is a really nice place! The pictures are very beautiful!

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      DebMartin 5 years ago

      I was drawn in by your wonderful descriptions and photos. Great writing and a fun read. d

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      This is a lovely and informative post...thanks for contributing and spreading the word about the magic of Marrakech. We would like to encourage your readers to think of riads in the medina not just in the budget category, but in the luxury category as well--as there are a great many really wonderful hotels. Give us a look at Sanssouci Collection (Riad Kaiss, Dar Les Cigognes, and Le Nid) as three distinct four and five star properties, some of the longest established and best located--and with a concierge service, sure to help you find all the right addresses. www.sanssoucicollection.com

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      thingz1 5 years ago

      Would love to visit there some day. Thanks for the info.

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @Michey LM: Thankyou so much Michey! I am writing a lens about thoes oh so chic gardens. How could I not?

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @TravelingRae: Thankyou so much TravelingRae! You really must visit. Even if you don't need a new husband!

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @Surreymagic: Thankyou so much! I have been many places in Morocco and keep missing Fez! I can't believe myself?

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @joanhall: Thankyou so much Joan!

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @delia-delia: thankyou so much d-artist! Your man sounds lovely, with or without the hair!

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @randomthings lm: Merci beaucoup pour votre un comment randomthings! Je parle Francais un peau aussi, un tres aussi!.... lololol.

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @JaneEyre9999: Hi, thx for comment. I too LOVE Essaouira, the land of too many vowels. I plan to write a lens about it so stay tuned. I am fortunate enough visit there most weekends when in Marrakech.

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @anonymous: Thx so muchTipi! I totally am! It's better than an Oscar I reckon. I jyut don't get to walk a red carpet :(.

      But just between you and me, I really covet the sexiest squid thingy. I would indulge in bribery & corruption for that one.....lol.

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @karMALZEKE: Thx malzeke! Then I suggest you don't EVER read "La Prisionnerre". Or is this the same book re-titled? By Malika Oufkir?

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @ofdifferentsorts: Thx ! You caught me! I have no idea where flying carpets originated either. But if you were a flying carpetr where would you choose to live? Morocco I suspect. Anyhoos, as they fly, they could come from just about anywhere, ....oui?

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      srsddn lm 5 years ago

      Quite informative Lens! Enjoyed reading details.

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      charis007 lm 5 years ago

      Beautiful, thanks for showing the world that Africa is not all jungles and wild animals

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Congrats on LotD! I'd love to visit Marrakech. Your comment about the white socks and sandals made me laugh out loud. Too funny. Enjoyed your humor and your writing voice. Beautifully presented.

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      benjaminpage 5 years ago

      I really hope to make it to Marrakech one day. One of my favorite electronica songs is about the city. My interest in comparative lit and French (and the Maghreb) make it especially alluring. Il y a quelque chose peu exotique de cette ville!

      Nice work on this!

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      radkoaleks 5 years ago

      Nice posting on this lens.

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      Jillynn 5 years ago

      congrats on LOTD. Well earned I say!

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @RobynHanisch LM: Thankyou so much Robyn . I believe some things will never change there, but I am sure you would find it different from 30 years ago in the way young women dress. It's very Western and modern. No headscarves, short dresses etc. Lucky them, they are all so beautiful.

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @MelonyVaughan: Thankyou MelonyVaughn!

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @Cari Kay 11: bwahahaha...a pig! I assume that wasn't in Morocco? No pigs there>Which wonderful country were you in when that occurred Cari_Kay?

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      Fiona Carroll 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      @RawBill1: Hi fellow Aussie! Thx for looking at my lens. Certainly Morocco is far. As is everywhere from here. Poor us :(

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      What an enchanting place! Gorgeous lens!

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      RobynHanisch LM 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens! I was in Marrakech 30 years ago for about 6 weeks and by your description it is still the same, especially regarding the marriage proposals, driving in traffic and the barbeque in the square at night. Brought back fabulous memories. I so wanna go back again!

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      Stephen Bush 5 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks to you, I've already visited!! Many thanks and congratulations on Lens of the Day.

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      Fran Tollett 5 years ago

      Sounds like A LOT of fun! I'll put this on my to do list...really enjoyed your lens.

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      I really enjoyed this--especially your tip on driving-close your eyes a lot-The photos are magic. The lens is brilliant. Well done

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      PaulRyan 5 years ago

      Well written and entertaining. Convinced me to place this beautiful looking city on my ever-growing list of places to visit!! ;-)

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      fish-oil-expert 5 years ago

      I've always wanted to visit Morroco. Marrakech looks beautiful.

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      Kay 5 years ago

      Your marriage proposals cracked me up. I've had that happen to me before and was even once offered a pig as if that would sway me :) Terrific page. Congratulations!

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      Paul Franciskato 5 years ago from Junction City, Kansas

      I recently ate my first Morrocan dish - Morrocan Chicken Tagine! Very tasty! What an informative lens. I didn't know flying carpets originated in or were associated with Morroco. Now I have Steppenwolf's "Magic Carpet Ride" in my head!

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      Bill 5 years ago from Gold Coast, Australia

      I would love to visit there someday, but it is such a long way to travel from Australia. Might stick to closer locations for now, but someday maybe...

      Congrats on LOTD :-)

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      Susan Deppner 5 years ago from Arkansas USA

      Totally delightful! LOTD-worthy for sure.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      At some point I would like to get there. Congratulations on getting LOTD!

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      Violin-Student 5 years ago

      Some good information here, but I think I'll pass this time around.

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      It looks like a wonderful place to visit, congratulations on Lens Of The Day.

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      Passion-Entertainment 5 years ago

      I'd love to go there! :)

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      PennyHowe 5 years ago

      Still haven't decided, but thanks for bringing it to my attention. Also congratulations on your Lens of the Day award. Very deserving. Thanks again.

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      karMALZEKE 5 years ago

      Ever since I read Stolen Lives: Twenty Years in a Desert Jail, written by The eldest daughter of General Oufkir, the King of Morocco's closest aide, I really am not sure I would be comfortable going to that country. Super great lens! You are brave!!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Congratulations on lens of the day, you must be thrilled. :)

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      najem lm 5 years ago

      I will definitely visit Marrakech! I just hope that I wil go there soon.

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      I have been to Morocco once but did not spend too much time there. COngrats on LOTD. Perhaps, I will visit again.

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      iWriteaLot 5 years ago

      No wonder you got LotD - this lens is fabulous! Love it! I've never been to Marrackech but now I feel that I MUST - and it doesn't seem scary at all. Great job and congratulations!

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      Congrats. on your LotD. Not yet, even though very interesting.

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      soaringsis 5 years ago

      Congrats. on your LotD. Not yet, even though very interesting.

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      Ellen Gregory 5 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I will think about visiting. I did do the hydrofoil from Spain to Tangier. I did enjoy the food-- especially the baklava (Morrocan version). This is a great travel lens.

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      The Falcon Press 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Fascinating lens. Congrats of being LOtD!

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      JaneEyre9999 5 years ago

      I spent five weeks in Morocco in 2008, mostly in language school in Fez. I loved every minute. My favorite place was Essaouira, a three hour bus ride from Marrakech.

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      infoguru19 5 years ago

      Congrats on the LotD. I would like to visit in the future sounds like a great place.

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      mjdraper 5 years ago

      Glad to hear the snakes aren't as scary as they look. I would love to go. Congrats!

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      Cindy 5 years ago from Pittsburgh Pa

      Yes, sounds like a fabulous vacation spot. Congrats on the LOTD too!

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      faye durham 5 years ago

      Amazing lens and beautiful photos. Yes, I love to visit there someday. Congrats on LOTD.

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      peggygallyot 5 years ago

      I love your photos . Beautiful scenes. Would love to travel there.

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      simpsonia 5 years ago

      Been there and loved it. Jardins Majorelle are a must see as is Djemma el Fna. Great lens!

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      sherioz 5 years ago

      I was in Marrakech years ago and it looks like nothing has changed. Amazing place and wonderful people. The market is one of the most fascinating in the world.

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      randomthings lm 5 years ago

      Amazing, amazing lens. Beautiful photos. Thanks so much for sharing. Makes me want to go there. Je parle un peu francais. LOL

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! what a beautiful place to visit, nicely done lens! My mom went there for a visit many years ago...I'm not sure if I would go until the patriarchal society changes, but I'm not looking for a man. I've been fortunate to have a tall dark and handsome man for 50 years. (sadly his beautiful black curly hair has left him ;-()

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      agoofyidea 5 years ago

      Congratulations on LOTD! Morocco is at the top of my list of places to see. Thanks for the valuable information.

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      Joan Hall 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Back to congratulate you!

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      biminibahamas 5 years ago

      You have made it sound so interesting, perhaps one day ...

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      Surreymagic 5 years ago

      Nicely written lens- I have been to Marrakech twice now. It's not that far from the UK (or Spain) but so very different. Last year I got the train to Fez and discovered that I prefer Fez because it seems more relaxed. The carpet sellers in Fez are more pushy though!

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      SheilaMilne 5 years ago from Kent, UK

      My daughter in law is French, and an expert bargainer in her own right, told me "only for expert negotiators" when talking about Jamaa El Fna. She said it's a World Heritage Site, a destination in its own right. :)

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Wow - quite the amazing place! I certainly want to go visit! Blessings for this fantastic, fun lens, and congratulations for LotD!