Marrakesh diaries – useful travel tips

There have been so many changes in my life in 2018, I’ve changed a few jobs and actually found myself being creatively stimulated a lot and also challenged. Hence why I haven’t had much left for this cosy place.

And of course none of that stopped me from traveling. I have so many amazing adventures to report on but this time here are some photos from our very recent trip to Marrakesh. Remember how every January we tend to travel with my mum for a few days? Well this time it was Morocco’s turn.

Of course I loved it! However it was so overwhelming that every night I wanted to be back at our lovely riad to chill and read a book.

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To stay

We stayed at a traditional B&B called the Riad in Medina which is an old town, I chose Riad Shambala which I just found through the usual booking sites. I search for same things most of the time and so far I have never been disappointed. (Things like free WiFi and breakfast are the must for me.) This time I also searched for a roof terrace as I knew that lots of riads have them and they are stunning in Marrakesh.

I cannot recommend this particular riad enough – they are so friendly, we booked all our tours and transfers through them and it made life so much easier; and to be able to have breakfast on the roof terrace is incredible

Feel like I should add that I don’t really care for expensive or luxury hotels – atmosphere and surroundings are much more important to me.

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To eat

I am a vegetarian (and I eat vegan probably 90%) so I was worried about food a bit as it tends to be pretty meat based. But everything was incredible! They don’t really use much dairy so all veggie options were vegan anyway. I had an amazing vegan tajines and falafel platters most of the time. Also their bread is incredible!

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Getting to the hotel

I would recommend booking a transfer from and to the airport if you can (cost us 30 euros both ways). I did it through our Riad and someone met us at the airport and dropped us off. Even though I travel around a lot, it would have been waaaay too overwhelming to use public transport in Marrakesh

Things to do

We only had two full days in Marrakesh so we decided to get a walking tour on the first day which took around 6 hours and the second day we actually spent on a day tour to the Atlas Mountains. And this trip deserves a post of its own so stay tuned.

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Hopefully that was helpful to anyone who is planning a trip. If you have any questions, ask away!

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