Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Rock the casbah

Some pictures of Marrakech [click on picture for larger version]

The hotel may have looked like a concrete box from the outside but inside it was designed like a traditional Riad round a cental courtyard with fountain and the rooms were unlike a normal hotel.

The various stalls in the souk are minature Aladdin's caves in a labyrinth of winding little alleyways. We learned that whatever price they first quote you should haggle down to half that.

The Tiskiwin museum not only had a fine collection of Berber and sub-Saharan artefacts but the building itself was beautiful. The restaurant was one we wandered into for lunch one day and it turned out to be a restored palace!

The best meal was Sunday night at Le Tobsil. As the link says "Romantic, intimate and richly decorated". We had a balcony table were we could look down into the courtyard from our rose-petal covered table. Listening to the live musicians and dining under the open sky on some of the best food in Marrakech. Just so romantic, unbeatable for a wedding anniversary meal.

* Rock the Casbah by the Clash


Welshcakes Limoncello said...

It looks fantastic. I've always wanted to visit Morocco.

Rosa said...

How colorful!! I'll have to add this on my list of places to visit before . . . Did you bring that gorgeous tagine home with you?? Gonna cook up some good stews, I bet!! (In Italy or London?)

Mark McLellan said...

Of course we bought the tagine home with us :-) In fact we brought two home with us. The blue one is destined for Italy along with the cushion covers and fabrics. We bought a second functional brown tagine home for London. Three weeks ago I started a kilner jar of preserved lemons for the classic "chicken with olives and preserved lemon" tagine.