Marrakech (proper spelling)

Our first full day in Marrakech was a busy one!  We started out with a tour of the Kasbah, a royal gravesite that was buried for centuries after a regime change. It was rediscovered in the 1950’s.

 Inside we found some beautiful gardens and previously hidden gravesites of the royal family that was in power before the regime was overthrown.

Next up was a tour of the Medina, the second largest in Morocco next to the one in Fez.  Another maze of shops selling everything under the sun.  After wandering through, we were taken to a shop that sells medicines and spices for a demonstration (sales pitch) of their wares.  Shortly after, we visited a small museum showing artifacts of the Berber people who roamed the deserts back in the past…

After exiting the Medina, we were taken to a private restaurant where we were presented with a traditional Moroccan lunch prepared right in front of us.  Again, the food was amazingly delicious!

After lunch, we were let out on our own to tour the city a bit before we booked an evening desert camel ride.  This was probably one of the highlights of our trip!  We were driven out to the outskirts of town to a desert area where we met our guide Said.  He chatted with us non-stop the whole tour, telling us about all the places he visited in the world, on Google Maps!  LOL.  They dressed us up in traditional clothing and were introduced to our camels.  It was a very bumpy ride, but worth it….The sunset was spectacular!

Once back in town, we went for a short stroll down the street from our hotel when we came across a very familiar site to us, unexpected in Morocco!  And so ended our time in Marrakech.