More from Marrakech. In the afternoon, we decided to hit the Souks, those crazy markets where you get lost and are "guided" by nice guys to their "friend's shop" and end up buying more than you would have liked! But we are not silly Gazelles, and got some really good deals. Result: 4 scarves, 1 leather studded satchel, 1 straw hat, some spices, argan oil, rose tea, ambre cubes, 2 bowls, one mirror, 2 candle holders...and that's only in Marrakech! Morocco is shopping paradise, but I only had a small bag so had to be reasonable.
Also introducing: Mathilde. We have been friends for 19 years and still laugh as hard as day 1. She's so beautiful all the Moroccan guys wanted to marry her.
Spices, Chech after dying process, carpets...so many colours, textures, smells...
We stopped on this square, right in the Medina in a lovely place called Le Cafe des Epices where we had Moroccan salad and a bit of freshness...
To relax after the heat and craziness of the souks we headed to the Palace La Mamounia. We had no idea how luxurious the place would be (I suppose "Palace" should have given us a hint...). It was absolutely gorgeous, 3 beautiful men opened the doors for us, looking like they were straight our Aladin or The Arabian Nights with white veal and gold belts. The waiters looked much posher than us and we felt a bit bad in our sandals and jeans. But after one mojito (or more like two since I managed to spill the first one...can't take ma anywhere!) we forgot all about it and devoured our grilled almonds.
The place is surrounded by a park of palm trees, bougainvilliers and orange trees. It was redecorated by Jacques Garcia. Churchill spent his holidays there and this is where the Moroccan King stays when he is in Marrakech.
Mit looking regal.
One last stop on the trip: Essaouira, which I will make you discover in a couple of days. Hope you are enjoying the visit :)
Now I'm off to the restaurant for my Birthday !
Have a great weekend little Borrowers.
Top: Comptoir des cotonniers
Sunglasses: Aviator, RayBans
Bag: Manhattan Portage
Jewellery: Traditional Berbere silver
Scarf: Cactus silk from the souk
Top: Silk stripy top, BDG at UO
Sandals: leather, UO
Bag: Leather, Primark
Scarf: Cactus silk from souk