With apartment living in Morocco, we actually live a bit of a normal life. While visiting Marrakech, we spent a week living local as we made a home in a beautiful private Riyad in the heart of the Medina.
Over the past year, we've stayed in a lot of apartments during our travels. We love the freedom apartments give us when we visit a city. We can do our laundry, cook our own food, hang out on the couch and have the space to get some space from one another.
We love each other very much, but being cooped up in hotel rooms day in day out can get tedious. It's a whole new world for a full time traveler to be able to sit in another room and read a book while their partner is in the office working or making lunch in the kitchen. Ha! Did I just say make lunch? Yes I did.
Living Like a Local
Since we were living like a local, we thought that we'd ask the locals what the best things to do in Marrakech are.
We compiled a little video showing off all the activities that they suggested in Marrakech. From getting lost in the Medina, looking out over the main Square dJemma El fna to riding a dune buggy in the desert and visiting the Saddian Tombs, Marrakech is one exciting and exotic destination. We hope you enjoy our video as much as we enjoyed the city.
A Local's Guide to Marrakech
In Marrakech, we stayed in a holiday apartment in the heart of the Medina. It was in the style of a traditional Riyad; a tall house with a courtyard in the centre of the building.
There was a plunge pool to escape the Moroccan heat, a rooftop patio to enjoy the Moroccan heat and all rooms had heat and air conditioning to cool down after being in the Moroccan heat.
We weren't in Marrakech during the hot season, so we didn't have to have the air conditioning blasting on high, but we did have some pleasant days making walking through the souks and markets a relaxing and comfortable experience.
We'll be talking more about Marrakech, but for now, check out these great views of our apartment.
I felt like a Moroccan Queen when we first laid eyes on the place as our host laid out rose petals on the beds and in the pools with fresh cut flowers adorning the main room.