SABRINA'S MARRAKESH TRAVEL DIARY # 1
Sabrina and her family are heading off to the vibrant city of Marrakesh for an action packed half term break! Situated in North Africa, Morocco is full of history and rich culture, providing many sights and attractions to suit all ages. Wander round the busy streets where you can find traditional souqs filled with brightly coloured carpets, or head of to snow-capped Atlas mountains which provides a beautiful backdrop to Marrakesh, with snake charmers, fire eaters and delicious food stalls located in Jamaa El Fna square. Check out her first travel diary entry below!
We are staying at the Jnane Tamsna in La Palmeraie which is about 20 minutes drive from the Medina. A fabulously bohemian hotel owned by Meryanne who is an interior designer by trade and who has individually designed each room in one of the five houses on her estate. Each house has a pool and you can use any one of the pools unless the whole house has been hired for a single party. There's also a tennis court and everything from cooking to magic lessons- not that we or the kids would have had a chance to benefit from any of the hotel activities today.
After a breakfast of freshly baked breads and the most fragrant orange juice we headed off for a Camel ride in La Palmeraie - spot the tourists!
A quick dip in the pool to cool down (36 degrees today) and we headed off to the Medina (old city) - to the souk (market) and the Jamaa El Fna Square. It's like sensory overload and can be a bit overwhelming with some pushy street traders but overall a really fun experience. We bought some great poufs and cushions made from old Kilim rugs and the kids loved the snake charmers and the dentist with his collection of old teeth he has pulled out!