Colorful Marrakech

Thursday, February 20, 2014
To escape winter, we decided to travel somewhere warmer within 3 hours flight from Frankfurt. Marrakech was the best option, not only because we found cheap flight tickets, but we also didn't have to apply any travel visa (a VERY rare case for Indonesian passport holders).

Walking around the Medina of Marrakech felt like time traveling to the past. The old city has its own charm, which somehow different than any other cities we've been visited before. It's so lively, both days and nights. We explored the Souk and got disoriented in its labyrinth, stunned by the beautiful architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef, strolled around museums and amazed by the detailed colorful moroccan mosaic, sipped a cup of moroccan mint tea on the rooftop of Cafe de France and enjoyed the busy evening at Jemaa El Fna, as well as fell in love with the homemade Tanjine by a chef in our Riad.

Despite many warnings about tourist scams and aggressive locals, we were lucky enough to be able some friendly locals and fellow tourists. If someone annoyed us, for example by pretending to help showing a way out of the confusing labyrinth or trying to sell weird things, we just pretended not to understand English or any other languages they spoke and walked away. On the other hand, it's too bad that we don't speak French or Arabic, so we had to use sign language or Google Translator to communicate with lovely personnels in our Riad.




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