The Magic of Morocco

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Grab your Sun screen, we are going to Morocco! Nature and royalty are never far away when you are in "The Kingdom of Morocco". This country has plenty to offer fans of the outdoors from desert landscapes, mountains, valleys and sea. Let’s not forget to plunge into the winding alleys of exotic medieval markets where street vendors sell handmade clothing, food and a wealth of exotic finds. The best part of this exotic destination and may come as a pleasant surprise is the summer coolness, and winter snow which makes Morocco a beautiful place to visit all year long.

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Overnight in the Sahara Desert Nothing is as indescribable as a stay on the edge of the desert so let’s head to Merzouga to discover its immensity and colors. At night, opt for an encampment in the desert where Morocco's Sahara desert is a magical place to spend a few nights. The most popular area to explore is the breathtaking Saharan sandscape in a little place called Merzouga. The best way to get around and explore is by camel, although 4x4's are popular if you fancy yourself a rally driver. If you are up for the challenge try the Marathon des Sables (MdS) it is an epic event which takes place every year in the Saharan desert of Morocco, and is arguably the toughest footrace on earth.

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Find Peace in the Majorelle Gardens After a day of hustle and bustle in the city and shopping at markets, plan to take some time to stop and smell the flowers. For a nice hour in a place of serenity and shade visit The Majorelle Gardens in Marrakech. The Gardens are filled with rare plants, bright colors and peace. Originally laid out in the 1930s by the painter Jacques Majorelle, this sub-tropical vegetation surrounds the artist's old studio, now home to a small Museum of Islamic Art. A small exhibition of Majorelle's orientalist paintings are complimented with garden furniture in softly glowing colors, including the brilliant cobalt known as 'Majorelle blue'. While here you can treat yourself to a cup of tea at the cafe and enjoy the beautiful garden artwork.

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Get a Taste of Royalty at the El Badi Palace Let’s travel in time back to the 16th century where El Badi Palace was once a playground for Saadian royalty. The El Badi Palace meaning the incomparable palace is located in Marrakech, Morocco and it consists of the remnants of a palace commissioned by the Saadain Sultan Ahmad al-Mansur in 1578. This mystical place is a sight to see with 360 private apartments, swimming pools and gardens once built with the most precious materials such as onyx, gold and Italian marble. According to ambassadors' accounts, the palace was simply sublime.

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The Great Tombs of Saadian The Saadian tombs in Marrakech date back from the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603) and were discovered in 1917. The good state of preservation of the Saadian Tombs may be attributable to the fact that they were sealed off by the sultan Moulay Ismail. At the time Ismail was destroying architectural gems such as the Badi Palace some speculate that his superstition got the better of him and he decided to hide the tombs rather than demolish them. The building is composed of three rooms including the Chamber of 12 Pillars with archways made of pure gold and contains the grave of the son of the sultan’s son, Ahmad al-Mansur. The details in the decoration of the tombs and the history behind them have made this Moroccan gem a major attraction for visitors of Marrakech.