So it has been a special time in my life recently as it was my 20th wedding anniversary. Lisa and I got married 20 years ago in Wakefield and I thought I had best give Lisa a treat for putting up with me for more than 20 years 🙂 So I did some soul searching and thought what would be the best present I could give to Lisa. Lisa has a real passion for visiting other countries and experiencing other cultures. One of her top places to visit was Marrakech, the architecture, the people seemed to appeal her sense of adventure. So when I discussed the idea of visiting Marrakech she jumped at the chance. I left all the plans up to Lisa for what places to visit, arranging the accommodation and sorting the itinerary…..after all it was Lisa’s present!
We had a great five days in Marrakech, we visited palaces, visited the tallest waterfalls in North Africa, had a look around a Berber village, did some serious shopping around the Souks, had a Hammam (Google Hammam) and also chilled out. Below are a few pictures of our adventure to Marrakech….in no particular order.
This was the Riad we stayed at in Marrakech
These are the Saadian Tombs, members of the Saadi dynasty who existed around the 16th century
This is called Ben Youssef Madrasa, an Islamic college which was used around the 14th Century
The Ouzoud waterfalls, a stunning place to visit….they are around 110m (330ft) in height
We were lucky enough to visit a local Berber market
Our guide called Abdul helped us through the waterfalls and the area around it
Lisa had a go at grinding Argan nuts, which are only found in certain parts of Morocco and Algeria
Abdul took us to visit a local’s house, quite a basic kitchen
We were lucky enough to see and feed some wild monkeys!
The Majorelle Gardens
Mohammed, one of the shop owners in the Souks we shopped at!
This was inside the Riad we stayed in….stunning 🙂