I visited both Amsterdam and Marrakech last year, and loved them both (but for different reasons). While I loved the cool, laid-back atmosphere in the Netherlands’ capital city, the touristy Marrakech had more to offer in the way of the exploration of a different culture.
Here are some snaps of mine from Marrakech (with a couple thrown in from the surrounding areas).
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Inside the Palais de la Bahia (Bahia Palace).
A courtyard in the Palais.
A walkway coming off the main square in Marrakech, the Jemaa el-Fnaa
A mosque off the Jemaa el-Fnaa
A shelter in the Jardin Majorelle, gardens which were owned by Yves Saint Laurent.
Yves Saint Laurent had his ashes scattered in the garden.
On the way to a waterfall we saw this ingenious way of keeping oranges cool by putting them in the cold water. We did the same thing with our water bottles when we arrived at the top.
In the Atlas Mountains.
One of the Ourika waterfalls.
One of our friends decided to have a go underneath the waterfall and gave me this ‘male perfume advert’-esque shot.
Looking up and out of our hostel.
We went to Essaouira for a day trip to escape the heat.
A panorama of the Essaouira beach.
As I said in my last post, if you’re looking for a cheap holiday this summer at somewhere a little different, I would definitely recommend Marrakech, it’s such a cool little city.