Saturday

Note #110 // 7 days, 7 photos: The best of the rest, Marrakech

 
Here's the last installment of my holiday to Morrocco. I'm having a pretty low key weekend, but work is really about to ramp up for me, so I know I'll be needing to be drawing on these memories repeatedly in the next few weeks. 

The hotel
We stayed at the Kech Boutique Hotel & Spa, a fairly new, but lovely hotel. We were upgraded on arrival to a massive suite. Birthday win! The hotel was large, tranquil, tidy and great place to stay. Staff were helpful and also happy for us to bring in water and snacks from the local supermarket which wasn't allowed at other hotels nearer the centre. You could pay over £3 for a 1.5l bottle at some hotels, but what are you gonna do in forty degree heat!

Chillin' Poolside
 We were up, full from breakfast and sprawled out on sunloungers by 10am everyday.


Randomly enough, Veronique's brother was in Marrakech on holiday at exactly the same time as us, so we spent a night with him heading out for a traditional Morrocan meal followed by a game of bowling - which I won! Photographic evidence was required as I know some people ie. Ben wouldn't have believed me!

Pastilla - a traditional Maroccan staple; light layers of pastry filled with minced chicken. Yum!
The softest meat you'll ever taste: A lamb tagine served with date and a boiled egg. Soooo good.
Proof I won! NB: Saha is me, honest
If you do one thing when in Marrakech, it's go for a hammam spa. All the hotels have them, but we went for a cheaper one near one of the souks that had good recommendations on Trip Advisor. Just under £30 got us a full body scrub, steam and masks for hair and face. We were then wrapped up in our complimentary robes and left on sunloungers on the roof! The level of relaxation....wow. I wish I could have got photos, but our belongings were in lockers and anyway, I was having way too much fun. 


That was followed by an hour long full body massage (hands down the best I've ever had) and mint tea. I left floating on a cloud.

After five days, there was just time for one more sunrise before we flew back to London. This was my second visit to Marrakech and I feel like I'll be back soon for another hammam and to totally deck out my house... one day. 

 

Marrakech Photo Diary: Part One// Part Two