I travelled with my family to Marrakech for a 4 night sunshine break. The friendly airport Staff, including the cleaners, made us feels very welcome. Which dismissed all worries of such a different culture to ours?
Our bags arrived quickly and the driver was waiting.
After 10 minutes in the car we arrived at the hotel, it was so beautiful and clean and spacious. The staff spoke perfect English and helped all our needs. Our first vision was the amazing large pool in the shape of a crescent with beds immersed in the water, with easy slopes to access it.
The following day we hired a guide who took us around four Temples, a market and the amazing gardens of Yves Saint Laurent, the president’s house and where his 4 legal wives lived.
All the floors were of colourful tiles with their wooden ceilings carved out in very intricate detail. The visit to the market and souks were so fascinating and colourful. We had a talk about how they make Argon oil and all the herbs and their needs. We would never need a Doctor again. We visited a carpet weaver where we saw beautiful rugs in all sizes.
We sampled the traditional Moroccan Tagine with fresh bread, listening to the calls from the Mosque whilst watching the sun go down over the Temples, absolutely stunning.
We strolled through parks with Mosques and all the beauty of flowers and shrubs.
As we walked around the market amongst the sellers, the snake charmers and the Henna stall. The sun shone all the time with clear Blue clear Sky.
On the way back to the hotel we noticed many lovely hotels and restaurants along the road, including the Buddha Bar, a fantastic bar and night club.
All the restaurants had shades protecting you from sunlight and water sprays for cooling you down. The selection of non-alcoholic drinks and cocktails were mouth-watering.
The sun always shines in Marrakech.
By Sue Dow