Marrakech, this is a city with a culture full of vibrancy and I have long dreamed of travelling to Morocco. For this week’s Wanderlust I am sharing 6 things I would love to do in Marrakech, Morocco. Image Source
1. Henna Cafe
I’d love to head to somewhere like the Henna Cafe for a Long lazy Moroccan feast (I’ve heard the falafel here are amazing) and get a traditional henna tattoo, knowing that the proceeds go towards helping the poor throughout the city is a feel good bonus. Image source
2. Jardin Majorelle
Jardin Majorelle is an enchanting garden in the heart of the city that would be too good to miss. A two and a half acre slice of serenity is carved out here with fountains, exotic plants, exquisite painting and birds. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
3. Architecture of the City
This was a market town, founded in the 11th Century so the architecture dates back a long time, but even the modern architecture follows the same style. I simply love the shapes and details that they use. The small detailed tiling, the gorgeous doorways, the oxymoronic muted but vibrant colours. It all intrigues me so much and I think I would take hundreds, if not thousands of photos of it all. Image Source
I would have to visit a Hammam for some rejuvenation after all of my exploring and walking, and the long flight to get there (at least 32 hours in transit!!)! You can head to either the local neighbourhood hammams and pay about 65Dh ($23AUD) for a scrub and massage or go to a Private Spa. I love that this is a communal and social thing to do, as well as showing respect for the sacredness of water. Image source
5. The Medina Souks
The Markets or Souks of the Medina Quarter where narrow maze like streets are lined with stalls selling carpets, spices, leather, copper and brass items is a must on my list. I could spend days wandering here and probably come home with a plane load full of things. Image Source: Markus W
6. Moroccan Food
My mind is always on food for some reason and it would be no different here. I have an amazing Moroccan cookbook that I am working my way through at home and a local restaurant that I adore and just recently visited for my birthday (hence this wanderlust!). I am excited to try the traditional Salads, a tajine, cous cous, the sweet mint tea and honey soaked desserts. I think I would eat a lot of street food, because let’s face it, it is always the best and I would love to visit a traditional tea house. Image Source above and below
And I think I could easily see myself staying somewhere like the Riad Noir D’Ivoire, though it is probably out of my price bracket, but hey, this is Wanderlust dreaming so I’ll take it. Image Source
Have you ever been to Marrakech?
Do you Wanderlust for Marrakech?
Would you ever visit a Hammam?
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