Recently I had a trip to Marrakech with some friends.
Marrakech is a very busy, bustling place.
We visited the markets,or souks, as thay are called there. There are lots of very colourful stalls, and many of the goods are made there, in the back of the stall.
You have to barter for what you want to buy, the Morrocans love to haggle, but it is quite hard work!
Almost anything can be bought here, men can have a shave, or if you have toothache, you can even have your teeth pulled out!
There are spices, and fresh fruit, lots of dates and oranges. There were also snake charmers, and fortune tellers to be seen.
At night the stalls are brightly lit.
Also at night there are barbaques, and music, and the place really comes alive!
Donkeys and mules pull carts laden with goods.
Or you can take a ride in a horse drawn carriage, but you must haggle for the price first!
We stayed in a Riad, or guest house, where we had bed and breakfast. This is the plunge pool in the courtyard, just inside the entrance to the Riad.
The lounge area in our riad was very cosy, which was good, as it was quite chilly at night time.
The Riad was on three floors, these stairs lead up to one of the bedrooms, and the roof terrace.
This is the roof terrace, taken at night. In the daytime it was bright and sunny, and we had our breakfast there each morning.
Morrocco is a Moslem country, this is a view from the rooftops of one of the many mosques, where the men are called to prayer five times each day! The women do not go to the mosque, they pray at home instead. The first call to prayer is at five o'clock in the morning, and is very loud, so no alarm clocks needed!
We were only in Marrakech for three days, so we had a very busy time, but it was well worth seeing, and we enjoyed every minute!