The mister and I spent Wednesday-Sunday in Marrakech 2 weeks ago. It was such a treat to have a holiday to break up January, an otherwise exhausting and depressing month. We had 1 day of rain that effected our site-seeing but otherwise the weather was cold but warmer than London so no complaints!

We stayed in the most adorable riad, Riad Asrari, in the heart of the medina. The mister said that if we ever went again, he would prefer not to stay in the medina, which is the old town, hectic and crazy with all the souks, but I really loved being in the middle of all the action. 

We visited Ben Youssef Madrasa which is an old Islamic school and was definitely a highlight. The intricacy of the building, the beautifully colored tiles and the fact that it was so serene made it my faviorte part of the trip.  

We of course shopped in the souks. I ended up leaving with a gorgeous Moroccan wedding blanket, which is currently sitting at the foot of our bed, an antique tea pot, which has joined another antique teapot we bought in Barnes back in December in our kitchen, and a host of pottery. 

We ate very well on the trip, mostly at French restaurants but fear not, I had 4 lamb tagines, so plenty of Moroccan food was had!

One of the things I was most looking forward to was an afternoon of pampering at Les Bains de Marrakech. I had a traditional hammam, which left my skin so soft, and the mister got a mud wrap. We both then got massages and spent the rest of the afternoon chilling out, drinking mint tea and relaxing.

On the Saturday, the day before we left, it was pouring rain in the morning. Not wanting to miss out on Jardin Majorelle, I dragged the mister out. We both got soaked on the walk over but luckily were able to pull up a seat right next to the fire in the cafe to dry off and wait for the rain to subside. 

I LOVED our trip to Marrakech and really can't wait to go back and explore Morocco some more, especially the Atlas mountains. Perhaps something to add to 2015! 

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