ESSENTIAL MARRAKESH TRAVEL TIPS
Travel tips for marrakech
We love Marrakesh, it’s one of the most vibrant cities in Morocco with plenty of culture and history to immerse yourself in. In this article we’ll be following travel vlogger, Lost LeBlanc’s stay in the amazing Marrakesh and hearing all the tips and tricks he has for visiting the city.
When you land in the airport you’ll have the opportunity to pick up a Moroccan sim card – Lost LeBlanc recommends going with the Maroc Telecom since it’ll only cost about €10 for 10GB of data, you can set it up at any convenience store although most will speak primarily in French as that is the most common second language.
TOP TIP; they don’t allow drones in the country so remember to leave it at home! Once you have left the airport chose to take the public bus; it’s about half the price of Taxi’s and the taxi drivers will often try really hard to rip you off. Whilst in Morocco the local currency is dirham, 100 dirham is roughly £20.
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it up at any convenience store although most will speak primarily in French as that is the most common second language. TOP TIP; they don’t allow drones in the country so remember to leave it at home! Once you have left the airport chose to take the public bus; it’s about half the price of Taxi’s and the taxi drivers will often try really hard to rip you off. Whilst in Morocco the local currency is dirham, 100 dirham is roughly £20.
For sunset take a trip to the main night market which goes by the name of Gemma elf na. This is one of the most lively markets which has an incredible atmosphere. For evening entertainment head over to belly dancing show – although be warned the dancers will try to get you involved!
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Over in the old town there are plenty of opportunity to take a walking tour through some of the best spots within the city walls. Plenty of markets exist but if you are planning to do some shopping in at the street markets be sure to try negotiating hard as sellers change there prices making them higher even for locals.
To seal the deal on a hard bargain get the physical money out as often this will motivate people to take the deal. Snakes charming is part of popular culture in Marrakesh so get ready to see some live creators.
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Whilst on your travels be sure to try out some of the local cuisine, popular dishes in Morocco include tajines and couscous. Tajine consist of slow roasted meat with potato and vegetable.
One place totally worth visiting is the Museum of met Akash, which is a former palace for one of the rulers although now it is owned by the state for everyone to enjoy. The building is absolutely spectacular and you will love the architecture.
One of the finale places that is always recommended is the Royal Manse, this building shows of Moroccan architecture at its finest. So many people marvel at its beauty every year and for good reason. It can be a little pricey for entry – around £60 or 280 dirham.
Fasting is quite common in Morocco so if you want to fully immerse yourself in the culture then give it a try. That evening you’ll have a chance to catch up on all the meals you’ve missed like breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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The final tip we have to share is that even though this is Africa the wind can add quite a chill to the air so be sure to take a light jacket for the evening. If you take a short break to Marrakesh we’re sure you’ll find plenty of things to do within your area or interest.