Marrakech Express

October 14 – 18, 2023 –– John and Eileen arrived and, after a day walking and exploring Tangier, we took the new high-speed train from Tangier to Casablanca, then regular train on to Marrakech. The high speed train is impressive.

Our Riad in Marrakech has a great location for seeing the best parts of the city. It is an easy city to get very lost in and this had a direct shot to the main square. We scheduled a half day tour to learn the history of the city and get the layout. Mohammed, out guide, was a wealth of knowledge so we enjoyed the city more. The Bahia Palace, originally constructed in the 16th century, was destroyed then rebuilt in the 1860s. The tile work and wood carvings are intricate and ornate. Doorways are also unique and amazing.

The medina is what Marrakech is most known for with a vast number of vendors and all ready to bargain. Mohammed guided us through the various types of offerings from hand dyed fabrics to lamps, pottery, and copper. We may be heading home with a few more things than we arrived with.

Our second day we decided to get out of the old town and explore the more modern areas of Marrakech, so visited The Secret Garden, formerly the home of an important chief, is now known for its traditional Islamic garden. It is inviting and calming within a buzzing city. Gardens Majorelle was an additional garden visit.

In the Medina


In the Souks

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