05.01.2015 - 09.02.2015 19 °C
We flew into Marrakech and it was just as I remembered. After a few wrong turns we even found the Hotel des Amis where I stayed on my last trip to Morocco with Rina, Gretel, ABC and Tony. It was just as cheap too! We were just off Jemaa el Fna and right in the heart of the fun.
We headed into the night markets for some dinner and quickly tracked down the amazing lentil soup which I'd been dreaming about since my last visit. We enjoyed our first tajine of the trip and washed it all down with the almost obligatory mint tea.
Marrakech felt very familiar to me and it was fun wandering through the winding streets of the souks again. This time we also visited the Palais de Bahia and the Palais de Badii as well as the Sardinnian tombs. All of them were just beautiful. The Palais de Bahia was one room after the next of beautiful mosaic work and carvings. Every room made you want to stop and stare.
The Palaisde Badii was enormous, it was a huge old mud brick fort/palace with the lovely symmetry of Moroccan architecture.
The Sardinian tombs were again beautifully decorated with the main room almost giving off a greenish light because of all the tile work. Of the three it was probably the least impressive though, but at 10 Dirhams each, they were all well worth it.