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

3 comments:

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?)

MarkMcL 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.