"A “break” in Marrakesh" Top 5 Page for this destination Marrakesh by toonsarah
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Unfortunately just 24 hours into our trip I stumbled on the edge of a tiled basin in a fancy restaurant (see my Tourist Trap tip) and broke a bone in my foot. I spent the rest of the week on crutches which severely restricted our ability to see even a fraction of what we had planned.
Marrakesh’s ancient Medina was not designed for motor transport and is best explored on foot – something I was unable to do.
So this will not be a comprehensive page about the city, but nevertheless I hope to be able to share the impressions I got during our week there – impressions of colour, pattern, noise and activity, as I sat still amongst it all in a café on the fringes of the awesome Djamaa el Fna and took everything in.
Luckily we were still able to make some excursions by grand taxi into the surrounding area – see my Essaouira and Ourika Valley pages for more about these.
And we had already visited the beautiful Majorelle Gardens before my fall, so one at least of those “must see” sights was accomplished.
- Pros:Full of sounds, sights and smells ... and life!
- Cons:Has to be explored on foot so not ideal if you've broken yours!
My crutches meant that we couldn’t venture as far into the labyrinth of souks as I would have liked to do my limited... more travel advice
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