If you’ve never been to Marrakesh it’s hard to describe what you feel when you set your foot out of the plane. The immediate and instant thought is “I am out of the darkness!” The sun shamelessly kissing you all over your face and body. I cannot help but smile and breathe the blue sky, sun and air that brushes through the palm trees.
The airport is clean, organised and as efficient as an airport can be. We are greeted by many waiting for the “victims of tourism”! Nobody is pushing, rushing or shouting. We go through the crowd undisturbed to the yellow taxi area. The men standing and waiting to charge the tourist with the tourist prices like in Barcelona or indeed anywhere else in the world.
The second thing that hits you in Marrakesh is people love to haggle. My husband does a pretty good job to haggle a price to take us to a hotel, however, we still paid more than we should. We both need to learn to haggle more! The lesson learned! We get to a hotel outside the city of Marrakesh.
We are greeted with an orange juice and seated in the garden. Their garden has a massive pool, palm trees and the wildlife sounds such as cockerels, goats and other weird sounds that only animals posses. We are checked into a room with a view of Atlas mountains and the magical garden. Magical garden has so many roses their smell is in the air.
We got up super early to catch the flight to Marrakesh. We were knackered and hungry. We were given vegetable couscous with another glass of freshly squeezed juice. This type of food nourishes your soul although we thought we were paying tourist prices for the meal. After the food that nourishes your soul we decided to lounge around the pool.
As soon as I hit the subbed I was off to the dream land. I fell into a deep sleep and no-one disturbed me. It was exactly what I needed after a 3.00am start. The sun reenergised and relaxed me. What can I say Marrakesh awakens me to life. It feels life here is somehow undisturbed by the current politics, Brexit, Trump and other Western world nonsense like Christmas.
I enjoy very little to no wifi access (depends on where you are) some places have an amazing wifi! My husband driving in the streets of Marrakesh and not having a working GPS system apart from following our noses and relying on our memories from a year ago. It’s a real adventure in Marrakesh so far. So many more amazing memories to create!