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Autumn Days at Djemaa el-Fna Square in Marrakech

Ringling Brothers Circus has nothing on Djemaa el-Fna in Marrakech. The former may be the “greatest show on earth,” but the latter is clearly the greatest spectacle on earth. If it’s not already, visiting the storied square in the heart of the city’s Medina should be at the top of your of laundry list of things to do in Marrakech. Entering Djemaa el-Fna is an amphetamine rush to the senses. Quicker than you can say…

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Marrakech After Dark – A Photo Essay

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Insanity. Madness. Non-stop Circus. Maybe if I was Allen Ginsberg I could come up with words that accurately describe the Marrakech Medina. It was by far the craziest place that I have ever seen. A constant assault on the senses, surreal & overwhelming. Mind boggling and unlike anywhere else. Marrakech was everything I imagined it would be and more. Snake charmers, henna hand painters, trained monkeys, hawks, doves and guinea pigs working the square for…

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4 Essential Attractions in Marrakech

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[google1] Marrakech is like an onion, peel back one layer and the next is more intense than the last. You could easily spend days people watching in the Medina or exploring the souks. However, in our opinion, no trip to Marrakech would be complete without checking out these four must-see locations. Koutoubia Mosque Like a landlocked lighthouse, the Koutoubia Mosque stands tall over the one and two story red-washed buildings of the Medina. Its light…

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Marrakesh Camel Ride with “Michael Jackson”

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[google1] “I am Michael,” our guide says with a straight face. ‘Hi Michael, I’m’…and just then he delivers his punch line. “Michael Jackson,” he says, smiling with a big grin. He laughs, we laugh and our camels keep smiling as we meander through a palm oasis, known as the Palmeraie, located about 15 minutes from Marakesh’s storied Medina. Our guide, Abdou, who works for Authentic Journeys Morocco, leads us through an area of Marrakesh known…

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Hello Marrakesh! Are You Ready To Rock?!

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[google1] It is week 6.5 of the Hazy Shade of Autumn Tour and for the next 10 days (starting tomorrow) we will be visiting Morocco, in particular Marrakesh and Chefchaouen. We have partnered with Low Cost Holidays for a five day adventure in Marrakesh, where we will be riding camels, comparing a resort hotel versus a traditional Riad and putting our bartering skills into action during a market charity challenge, in which we will be…

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