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Marrakech – a caleche ride to Majorelle Gardens

The only way to travel

A Caleche ride through Marrakech, the only way to travel

Yves St Laurent’s Majorelle Gardens Marrakech, an artists paradise

I decided my next day in Marrakech would be a lazy one so, on Mohammed’s recommendation, I took a gentle ride in a caleche to the Majorelle Gardens. Basically there are two ways to travel around Marrakech, petit taxis, and caleche. Petit taxis can be picked up almost anywhere, you will see queues of them waiting outside most hotels. They and are cheap, if a little rickety and the driving will probably have you squeezing your eyes shut most of the time. Continue reading

Marrakech – a secret, hidden garden, the Saadian Tombs

Intricate carvings and patterned tiles

Delicate carvings and intricate tiles, Saadian Tombs, Marrakech

An evil sultan, and the story of the enchantment of the Saadian Tombs Marrakech

Our final visit was to the Saadian Tombs. These graves have a history to rival any fairy tale. Hidden by an evil sultan they were lost and forgotten in the heart of the city for centuries almost as if he cast a spell. You will need a guide if you want to find them. Continue reading

Marrakech peace – the Medersa Ben Youssef

The Medersa Ben Youssef

The Medersa Ben Youssef, Marrakech

The peace, beauty and tranquility of Madersa Ben Youssef Marrakech

On my very first visit to Marrakech the Medersa Ben Youssef was part of my city tour. I’d seen the square and the mosque, I’d wandered around the souk and had a neck massage and a sit down at the apothecary, now it was time for some culture. Continue reading