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RIADS ON A BUDGET

RIADS ON A BUDGET

     Staying in a Riad guest house lets you experience the Marrakshi art of hospitality, and gain an understanding of Marrakesh behind those brass-studded Medina doors. But all is not always what it seems from websites with retouched glamour shots of candlelit Riads promising locations ‘5 minutes’ from the Djemaa el-Fna. Some are located in remote Medina neighborhoods far from ...

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Majorelle garden & Museum of Islamic Art

Jardin-Majorelle

Other guests may bring flowers, but Yves Saint Laurent gave the entire Majorelle Garden to Marrakesh, the city that adopted him in 1964 after a sequence of events that included in rather unfortunate order: launching hippie fashion; fame as a groundbreaking gay icon; and an obligatory stint in the French military. Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergere bought the ...

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2 Days in Marrakesh: What To Do ?

Place Jemaa El Fna

    From the moment you arrive in Marrakesh, you’ll get the distinct feeling you’ve left something behind – a toothbrush or socks, maybe? But no, what you’ll be missing in Marrakesh is predictability and all sense of direction. Never mind: you’re better off without them here. Marrakesh is too packed with mind-boggling distractions and labyrinthine alleyways to adhere to boring ...

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