One of my favorite destinations is Marrakech, I've visited a couple of years ago and fell instantly in love with this magical city.
The scent of orange blossom, musk, sweet mint tea, and the buzz in the old Medina just sweep you of your feet.
After sunset, the Jemnaa El Fna Square prepares for action. Snake charmers, fortune tellers, shrieking monkeys and an amazing amount of food stalls ( that smell heavenly by the way!) fill the square. After wandering around, take place at Café de France for some mint tea with an outlook over the Jemnaa El Fna! The perfect way to end a magical day.
Vanessa Branson (yes, Richard's daughter) fell in love with a large townhouse just on the edge of the Marrakech Medina. She turned it into a hotel with 21 luxurious guest rooms, a spa, and 3 swimming pools. The hotel features everything you could possibly wish for during your stay and at the same time the hotel remains true to its heritage, with historical elements clearly visible.
I keep longing to return to Marrakech, for now I will just visit my local hamam for a little 'reliving the moment' and try to save up to stay at this truly amazing hotel….
All images in courtesy of Riad El Fenn