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Ups and downs in the Red City

Marrakesh, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
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Named the Red City and described as a unique destination, experiencing all of Marrakech was full of highs and lows. It is not that the city is not beautiful or that there weren't top notch restaurants and hotels, there were especially in the new area but it was juxtaposed to the Medina with its confusing streets and alleyways where everyone was trying to sell you something or lead you somewhere to get more money from you. Combined those experiences created feelings of excitement, relaxation, and enjoyment along side feelings of annoyance and frustration. However, once you learn to navigate the Medina and avoid the annoyances, it opens up the stimulating world that is around you: the smell of the spices and grilled meats, the sounds of the scooters and people haggling for goods, and of course all of the sights of Red City.Recommend if staying in Marrakech for more than 3 nights, spend time at a Riad as well as at a luxury hotel in the newer part of town.Recommended restaurants: Cafe Arabe; La Maison de Arabe; Bagatella; Comptoir
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Restaurants

comptoir
A bit on the expensive side, but amazing food and entertainment. Fantastic Bar upstairs for after dinner drinks and dancing.
Restaurant Bagatelle
Excellent French food in the new area of Marrakech. Enjoyed the escargots, fantastic Bordeaux wine, and steak frites.
Café Arabe
Excellent food and drinks in the Medina. Huge 3 level restaurant open for lunch and dinner with a variety of Moroccan and European food. Good wine and cocktail list.

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by soccer121577

07-23-2014

Wonderful. Thank you so much for the restaurant recommendations! We will be traveling Spring 2015 Kudos!!