Our first trip to Marrakech was long overdue and it did not disappoint. We ended up designing our first pair of shoes and handpicking some delightful handmade bags too!
I loved every minute of the trip and it reminded me of how much I miss Africa, especially my hometown of Lagos. All the countries I’ve visited in Africa have one thing in common and that is the energy of the people.
There is an unspoken connection to the motherland that runs in the blood of its people – and whenever we go back, our souls reconnect with the land. Marrakech reminded of how my soul sometimes feels disconnected when away from the motherland. It became reconnected in Marrakech.
Stay: The heart of Marrakech is the Medina and there are many riads that provide quality accommodations. Think bare walls, airy rooms, and traditional décor. We stayed at Maison MK, a riad that was ideally located in a quieter part of the Medina but a short walk away from the bustling areas. The rooftop view, indoor pool and complimentary tea and cake made us so happy to return each day!
Eat: Nomad restaurant which is located near the Medina serves up a contemporary take on traditional Moroccan dishes, It was so good we ate there on consecutive days! We especially loved the flavours of the Chicken and Lamb tagines that was served with the fluffiest cous-cous ever!
For breakfast, be sure to try the traditional Moroccan pancakes with different fillings from honey to a nut paste.
Experience: A traditional hammam by a local woman or for the less adventurous ones (like me!), a less intense version at the Bains de Marrakech spa – you will never be this clean afterwards. The mint tea served up afterwards also absolutely delicious.
See: The inner marvels of the Souk in Marrakech. The unwinding roads, mesmerising colours and quality splendour goods will leave you penniless. I especially loved the ornate jewellery and leather bags.
Wander around Marrakech and marvel at the beauty of this city, with the ornate walls and doors. Every corner is a postcard waiting to be captured.
Enjoy the most alluring shade of blue at the Majorelle garden which includes the YSL memorial and Berber museum. The enchanting majorette blue was made for Instagram.