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23 Apr 2018

Marrakech: A Photo Diary

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco


Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco, Jardin Majorelle

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco, Musee Yves Saint Laurent
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco, Palais de la Bahia
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco, Palais de la Bahia
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco
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Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco, desert camel ride

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco, camel riding in desert

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco, La Pause

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco, La Pause

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco, La Pause

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco, Terrasse des EpicesEuriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco, Jardin Majorelle
Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco

Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco

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Euriental | luxury travel & style | Photo diary of Marrakech, Morocco, Royal Mansour
These photos were actually taken over two separate trips, 6 months apart. Because both trips were with friends and more 'offline life' kind of travel, I won't be sharing too much about what we got up to...but by now, seeing that Marrakech is such a hot spot and everyone is talking about it, I'm sure you know about many of the usual suspects:

  • Go to Nomad cafe for delicious fresh salads and rooftop views.
  • Go to Terrasse des Epices, another rooftop restaurant/cafe, for a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and delicious food (the Terrasse barbeque meat platter is amazing).
  • The souk is usually busy, loud and full of exotic smells, sights and sounds - and that's part of its charm. Always bargain the price down to at least half of what they offer (unless you find yourself in one of the fancier boutiques - you'll know if you're there) but no need to be aggressive about it, just walk away with a polite "no thank you" if you aren't satisfied with the price. Cover up your knees, chest, stomach and shoulders (if you won't do it out of respect, then at least do it to save yourself from stares and crude shouting) and wear comfortable shoes.
  • The Musee Yves Saint Laurent is beautiful, inside and out, and the Jardin Majorelle are lovely, despite being slightly overrun with people (tip: buy your ticket for both at the museum to skip the massive queue to get into the garden). 
  • Palais de la Bahia for aesthetically pleasing pastel and Majorelle blue coloured architecture.
  • La Pause, in the desert, is the ideal location for an afternoon of beautiful traditional Moroccan food and admiring the landscape astride a camel. It's about an hour's drive from the center of Marrakech. You can even stay out there; we didn't, but from the photos I've seen, the rooms are lovely.
  • The Royal Mansour is a must do for dinner. Owned by the King, it's famed for its gorgeous Moroccan cuisine, and the hotel itself has beautiful rooms and grounds, so be sure to dress up if you plan on visiting.

10 comments :

  1. This is incredible... makes me want to go to Marrakech!

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  2. Gosh, I can't wait to see Marrakech some day! It looks like you got some good shots at your hotel!

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  3. Wow what a lovely place, I would love to check it out someday, loved the pics!

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  4. Some of the pictures are just stunning. Morocco is very close to Italy, where I'm from, but I never considered a trip there. Lately I've been reading lots of posts about it, and I wonder why no one told me before how beautiful it is!

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  5. such gorgeous photos! I love your dress in the first pic too!

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  6. Absolutely amazing images! How wonderful and exotic! BTW I love your outfit in the photo with the camels :)

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  7. Such an incredible place, with so many beautiful things to see and such great culture. Looks like you had a fantastic time!

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  8. I am in love with these photos! You captured some amazing images!

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  9. Beautiful! I know my sister & I want to visit there one day!

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