Postcard from exploring Marrakech

As a special treat today’s postcard has two of my favourite images from exploring Marrakech. The souks are where the majority of travellers will wile away a few hours searching for souvenirs and hoping to find a bargain.

The backstreets which makeup the labyrinth of the medina are worth taking a detour or two, getting lost for a few hours will provide plenty of opportunities to discover something different.

Beggars, often women with children will be the most common heart-wrenching encounter but occasionally a vendor selling street food or, spices, cool handcrafted leather, maybe even some colourful paintings. Perhaps there is a bar d0wn there too, well maybe not!

I love the contrast between the images, the sun streaming through on the browsers of the souks and the almost dark feeling of the medina.

Marrakech has plenty of options to explore for those prepared to wander away from the main tourist areas. Remain comfortable with any area that is wandered into and it will be a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

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The backstreets of Marrakech, Moroccan medina on Mallory on Travel adventure, photography

Exploring the Marrakech medina

Souks in Marrakech, Morocco on Mallory on Travel adventure, photography

Streaming into the souks

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  1. Faith Pepper

    I love the articles and the pictures and you have whetted my appetite to visit Marrakesh for myself. I have wanted to go the for a long time as living in Weston Super Mare I just know that these two destinations are going to be Worlds apart.

    Thank you for an enjoyable article.

    Kind regards

    Faith

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      Iain

      I hope you visit soon Faith, and I can confirm Weston-Super-Mare and Marrakech are certainly worlds apart! I am glad you enjoyed it.

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