Morocco
Djemaa el Fna

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  • Day1

    Hotel Palais Sebban, Marrakesh

    December 20, 2016 in Morocco

    Das erste Mal in Afrika und es fängt gleich ganz angenehm an. Unser Hotel schaut mega cool aus mit zweistöckigem Zimmer ohne Badtüre 😀und wir hatten schon marokkanischen Whiskey (Minztee)!

    Das Beste ist, Marrakesh riecht nach Reisen, ein geiler Geruch!

  • Day2

    Djemaa el Fna & die Schlangenbeschwörer

    December 21, 2016 in Morocco

    Tanzende Kobras und schlafende Vipern, irgendwie schon sehr cool, auch wenn unsere 🐍 nicht so richtig Tanzen wollte! Und die Nachfrage, ob die Giftzähne draussen sind wurde mehrmals verneint. Dann war es wohl eine Junkie-Schlange, oder wie läuft das?

    Das, Affen mit Windeln und abends lecker Essen auf dem Markt gibt es auf dem Djemaa el-Fna, dem Hauptplatz hier in Marrakech!

  • Day15

    Back in Marrakesh

    January 3, 2017 in Morocco

    Am Ende gings dann alles schnell. Unser Hotel Riad Chalymar war okay, Zeit für ein letztes Entspannen auf der Dachterasse hatten wir leider nicht mehr, da Shopping angesagt war.

    Marokko 🇲🇦ist ein super Reiseland, wir haben viel erlebt, die Locals sind allesamt sehr sehr nett, hilfsbereit und erzählen viel.

    Gerne kommen wir zurück! Inshallah ✌️️

  • Day96

    Salem Marrakech

    July 31, 2017 in Morocco

    I love Morocco; the sounds and smells, the food, the people and the laid back lifestyle. Always a pleasure to be able to visit Marrakesh with its ancient Medina of narrow alleys and myriad shops and Riads in the maze like alleyways. The Riads are spectacular, so cool and opulent even when the sun is beating down and its 40C outside; the Riad with its courtyards, fountaiins and shaded spaces is a haven of peace and tranquility in this busy and bustling city.Read more

  • Day26

    A Marrakechy Christmas

    December 26, 2016 in Morocco

    Onto another famous Moroccan city, but not before taking the mountain pass to make sure I can say I've seen snow this Christmas.

    However this scenic route meant I arrived in Marrakech just as it was getting dark on Saturday, almost the busiest possible time. So far I had been relying on the trusty 'maps with me' app. It had every single alley of Fes in it, all offline ready for me to use at anytime. In fact in Fes it helpfully told me what was a street and what wasn't. All this made me feel good about picking a hostel in Marrakech that I could ride up to the door. You can probably see where this is going, particularly anyone who has been to Marrakech. But for those the haven't. Take a street 10ft wide, subtract 3ft from either side for the souk stalls, then in the remaining 4ft fit the population of Marrakech doing its shopping, then place me on a 3ft wide bike trying to part the waves, whilst frantically work out which direction I should be going. 45 minutes later I arrive at a location you most definitely shouldn't ride a bike to. Unfortunately the go pro was out of charge otherwise it would have been an amazing video to watch back.

    Marrakech is all hustle and bustle without my input. It's all good natured and enjoyable but I have never been so pestered in my life. It's a great experience, the whole city is just constantly trying to sell you something, even if it's just directions. The main square, jemaa el fna, is supposedly the busiest in Africa and at night it comes alive with a mix of locals are tourists. There are various food and drink stalls, but in the open bit of the square, people gather round Berber story tellers, musicians and dancers. The place just has a constant noise of people and drumbeats.

    I also went to the Bahia palace where there is a bit of quiet and you can see the best examples of the carved plaster and wood.

    Photos
    1) A local looking out of one of the windows at the Bahia palace
    2) Snow on the mountain pass
    3) More Bahia palace
    4 and 5) Jemaa el fna, the second one is taken on a long exposure so you can see how a lot of the square is busy moving around, but then there are these circles where people are standing listening to the story tellers
    6) Local takeaway
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  • Day9

    At Riad Ghali

    June 2, 2017 in Morocco

    I'm having my first Moroccan breakfast. Honestly, I have no idea how to eat it! It's funny how often that thought has crossed my mind lately, knowing that I have no idea what the custom is. I think that feeling of being forced out of my comfort zone is my favorite part of travel.

  • Day8

    Marrakech ich komme

    April 22, 2017 in Morocco

    Heute ist Samstag und die meisten verlassen leider wieder das Camp. Auch Konstanze, Sten und Lucia. Irgendwie ging mir Marrakech nicht aus dem Kopf und da mein linkes Bein nicht optimal funktionieren wollte, saß ich 16 Uhr im Bus Richtung der Stadt aus 1001 Nacht. 19 Uhr angekommen in Marrakech ging es mit dem Taxi Richtung Hostel. Equity Point Marrakech. Man sagt es sei das beste in ganz Marrakech ... und ich muss sagen es überzeugte mich sehr schnell. Was für ein Innenhof, von der Dachterrasse ganz zu schweigen.Read more

  • Day3

    Jemaa el Fna

    April 12, 2017 in Morocco

    Vid och runt det stora torget Jemaa el Fna var det kort sagt helt tokigt. Torget i sig befolkas av gatumusikanter, akrobater, enmansorkestrar, trum-band, dansare med tofs-mössor, fruktstånd, hästskjutsar, ormtjusare, apor och ett får(!). När mörkret föll drog det igång än värre med matserveringar och mer folk (nu helt fullt).
    Gatorna runt omkring, i ett icke oansenligt område, utgjordes av bazaarer utan slut. Vart man än vände sig var det billigt skräp, kryddor, lådor, mattor, souvenirer, schalar mm. Vi gick omkring lite, kollade på moskén som ligger i västra kanten av torget - Koutoubiamoskén. Minareten har visst varit förebild åt flera andra torn och minareter.
    Åt på en terass med utsikt över torget och gick sen omkring mer. Köpte souvenirer, prutade på lådor och blev ganska trött på det hela. Väldigt exotiskt men stojigt och stökigt så det räcker.
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  • Day7

    Street Food Jemaa el Fna

    April 16, 2017 in Morocco

    Tillbaka på Riad Andalla kring 20.00. Slängde in väskorna och gick till Jemaa el Fna och åt på ett av gatuköken de försökt slänga in oss på varje kväll. Rätt bra mat faktiskt, dock inte speciellt billigt.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Djemaa el Fna, جامع الفنا, Djemà-el-Fna, Djema al-Fna, Ĝemaa el Fna, Plaza de Yamaa el Fna, Jamaâ El Fna, Dżamaa al-Fina, Praça Jemaa El Fna

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