Marrakech // photo diary
July 31, 2014
After a fascinating view of the african continent from the airplane and a little bumpy landing, I set foot for the first time in the popular city of Marrakech. Spent there half a day and the night and have to confess I was a bit disappointed with what I found – nothing of the exotism I imagined, just a lot of pushy and annoying people trying to sell – literally – anything. I couldn’t even inocently look at an object without somebody noticing me and trying to make me buy it. Yes, I was expecting this attitude and I already had the experience in Tunisia a few years ago, but this was too much. I found it overwhelming and tiring at times, although Marrakech is mesmerising nevertheless through its people, its culture and its architecture.
After being welcome at our cute riad with a warm aromated traditional mint tea, we set out at dawn to see a little bit of the city. The highlight of our short stay in Marrakech was the dinner we had in the middle of the main plaza, Jemaa el Fna, in the middle of the locals bargaining their products and next to a french guy and a group of british women, with whom we started talking and made our dinner really enjoyable. The food was great and we fell in love with the orange juice sold in the streets (so sweet and delicious, however full of surprises…).
I have stories that could easily fill an entire book so I’ll just let you enjoy the images from my first stop in Morocco. ♥