Just saying the name Marrakech conjures up pictures of ancient city walls encircling hordes of storytellers, snake charmers, apothecaries, herbalists, street food vendors and cloth sellers.
The image becomes a glorious reality in Jemaa el-Fnaa - one of Africa’s busiest squares. Plunge deeper into Marrakech’s medina and you’ll find yourself in alleyways lined with tiny shops, artisan workshops and carpet bazaars…complementing the city’s more stately palaces and mosques.
A complete contrast is provided by the beautiful beach beside the Mediterranean at Essaouira. And then again by the awesome panoramas of the Atlas Mountains and the fragrant flower and herb gardens in the valleys below.