World travelers looking for a new adventure will enjoy visiting the exotic travel destination of Marrakesh, Morocco. Located in Northern, Africa, Marrakesh is one of the most exotic places to visit and is famous for its fine cuisine, history and spa services. It is in Marrakesh where visitors experience alleyways and squares filled with markets and street cuisine. The popular square Djemaa el Fna and the market or Souk is famous for its wide variety of street vendors, fruits, vegetables and the many methods of preparing lamb, which is one of the main dishes. And like most cities, Marrakesh offers visitors a look into old and today’s updated version of the famous city offering a variety of exquisite settings to visit, photograph and in which to create new travel memories.
There are several things you must do while visiting Marrakesh with the Souk and Djemaa el Fna being at the top of the list. During the day the square is actively busy with locals, foreigners from around the world, vendors and a host of local entertainers offering traditional dancing, acrobats and more. One of the most unusual services offered during the day is walk up dentist who will remove teeth, provide false teeth and much more. The square becomes active at night with vendors selling incredible cuisine at their stalls. Prepare to experience unique dishes that include organ meat, as well as impeccably prepared lamb cooked a variety of methods.
If you are a fan of olives you will find a wide variety of olives available at the markets in Marrakesh. Pickled foods are also very popular in this region offering visitors an opportunity to really test their palates. Other popular local fruits include figs, salted lemons that are used in food preparation, and an incredible variety of roots and herbs used for medicinal and cooking purposes. You will also find many of the properties in Marrakesh, Morocco offer cooking classes for travelers.
Accommodations in Marrakesh, Morocco greatly vary from basic to opulent. Decide if you want to stay within or outside of the ancient Medina Walls. If you are looking for a charming yet affordable place at which to lay your head check out Dar Sbihi. The rooms are small but the accommodations feature local artisan décor and a local feel. Jnane Mogador is another great place that is comfortable, charming and affordable. If luxury digs are more your style head to Riad Chergul which features opulent rooms and amenities in addition to a very beautiful swimming pool (www.tripadvisor.com). The Riad Lotus Ambre is another hot spot as the luxury property is very modern and includes most of the amenities high-end American hotels offer.
Known for its own unique architecture Marrakesh, Morocco also offers beautiful beaches on one hand, and extremely adventurous tours of the Sahara Desert. If you plan to travel outside of Marrakesh to other locations such as Fes, though a car can be rented, it is highly recommended to use the service of a professional tour company. Adventure travelers can get to Marrakesh by way of Europe or London via Ryan Air, British Airways, Thomson Fly or Easy Jet.