marrakesh, morocco - lost (again; always) in the red city

After spending a night in the desert under the stars, we were tossed back into the utter chaos of Marrakesh: traffic, people, noise, dirt, donkeys, motos, food carts, a million people doing ten million things in the color-drenched, labyrinthine, sun-roasted streets of the Red City.

Streets and architecture in Marrakesh, Morocco

Riad Edward, Marrakesh, Morocco

Riad Edward, Marrakesh, Morocco

Streets of Marrakesh, Morocco

Souks of Marrakech, Morocco

Riad Edward, Marrakesh, Morocco

Streets of Marrakesh, Morocco

Architecture in Marrakesh, Morocco

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakesh

Streets of Marrakesh, Morocco

Streets of Marrakesh, Morocco

Rooftops from Riad Edward, Marrakesh, Morocco

Streets of Marrakesh, Morocco
Smoke from 'street meat' vendors making everything a little more moody & dramatic.

Streets of Marrakesh, Morocco
Crossing-the-street heart palpitations.

Rooftops from Riad Edward, Marrakesh, Morocco

Riad Edward, Marrakesh, Morocco

Rooftops from Riad Edward, Marrakesh, Morocco

Rooftops from Riad Edward, Marrakesh, Morocco

Rooftops from Riad Edward, Marrakesh, Morocco

Streets of Marrakesh, Morocco
Drive-by, from the backseat of a taxi.

Moroccan breakfast, Riad Edward, Marrakech Morocco
Alex working to perfect his Moroccan mint tea pour.

Moroccan breakfast, Riad Edward, Marrakech Morocco
Typical Moroccan breakfast - 12,090 pounds of sugar in various forms. All devoured.

Streets of Marrakesh, Morocco

Streets of Marrakesh, Morocco


Streets of Marrakesh, Morocco

Riad Edward, Marrakech Morocco

Riad Edward, Marrakech Morocco

Riad Edward, Marrakech Morocco

Football in Marrakesh, Morocco
Kids playing football in the late afternoon.

Streets of Marrakech, Morocco

Finding shade from the relentless heat wherever.

Streets of Marrakech, Morocco

Streets of Marrakech, Morocco

Streets of Marrakech, Morocco

NoMad restaurant, Marrakesh
Nighttime scene at NoMad, which we loved instantly [and took the trophy for our favorite resto in all of Africa!]

NoMad restaurant, Marrakesh

Sardines at NoMad restaurant, Marrakesh
I got sardines on toast and we shared a local wine that was too sweet for my taste (enough sugar, no more, please, uncle uncle uncle).

NoMad restaurant, Marrakesh

Sardines at NoMad restaurant, Marrakesh

Le Jardin, Marrakech
Another spectacular dinner, at NoMad's cousin, Le Jardin. [thanks much to the folks who made this recommendation!]

Moroccan pastries
Treat yo'self: go to a corner bakery and have the owner fill a box at random. Spectacular.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakesh
Majorelle Gardens - Yves Saint Laurent's final resting place, surrounded by lush cacti and that beautiful brash blue.

Jardin Majorelle, Marrakesh

Majorelle Gardens, Marrakesh

Majorelle Gardens, Marrakesh

Majorelle Gardens, Marrakesh

Majorelle Gardens, Marrakesh


Majorelle Gardens, Marrakesh

Majorelle Gardens, Marrakesh

Majorelle Gardens, Marrakesh

Roti d'Or, Marrakesh
 Of course we went back to Roti D'Or.... we hadn't tried the enchiladas!

Streets of Marrakech, Morocco
Backseat of taxi looking forwards...

Streets of Marrakech, Morocco
 ... and backwards.

Riad Edward, Marrakech Morocco
We spent our last afternoon on the spectacular rooftop of our riad, Riad Edward, recommended ten million percent. This place -- especially its rooftop -- will be in my dreams forever.

Riad Edward, Marrakech Morocco

Riad Edward, Marrakech Morocco

Riad Edward, Marrakech Morocco
When the call to prayer sounds throughout the city, from the rooftop you hear many calls from many different mosques bouncing off the walls of the streets below, and it is an eerie, overwhelming, incredible experience that raises the hairs on your arms.


Riad Edward, Marrakech Morocco
A sundown for the books.

You can see our first two posts from Morocco here: lost in the red city part 1, and on camelback in the desert.

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