Our first day out and about in Marrakesch was a short one. Quite honestly, other than doing a little browsing around the Jemaa El Fna market, we didn’t have much left on the to-do list in the city. There is so much to see in this area, but our big highlight was our desert tour. We did manage to have a wonderful, fancy for us, meal at M Rooftop. After our quick trek out, we made our way back to the riad, surprisingly with little help from Google maps. I’m not kidding though, it’s like a maze through here. You can easily get lost in the narrow alleys that make up the medina.
We did manage to get out again for dinner, with a little protest from me and the kiddos, sometimes finding food is a lot of effort in a new place, ha! However, Chez Yassmine is absolutely our new favorite place, mostly because of Zora, the owner, who is adorable and feisty and awesome!
The next day was much of the same, lunch at Chez Yassmine, and then a tour around the souk. We managed to pick up al the items we set out for. A couple of shirts, a bracelet for me, and some traditional incense.
And here’s a little glimpse of the winding alleys of the medina.
It’s a lot easier than it looks, as long as you pay real close attention the first time you head out.
We attempted to eat at Chez Yassmine again for dinner, but as it happened, we spent all of our Dirham earlier in the day, and we needed more cash from the ATM, but we just couldn’t find one that would cooperate. So no money means no dinner. It happens. We had just enough Dirham leftover for one bottle of water and a bag of chips, ha! Wouldn’t be the first time this happened, and hopefully not our last. It’s just one of those things that you sign up for when you travel internationally. All part of the experience.
Next up France… I guess!?!