What would you expect to see when you came to Morocco? Before I came here, all I knew about this country was just a place that is part of Africa. And I was like, "What? OMG I'm finally going to Africa!" At the very first beginning, I thought Northern Africa was desert area and Southern Africa was full of forest. I was so shocked to see something that more than I expect... I couldn't find any desert in Marrakech and you might not even believe me but you could actually see snow mountains in Marrakech and that's just something I found it particularly interesting! Here's a garden that I fancy most and I am sure you'd like it too. It's a botanical garden called Jardin Majorelle which is full of tropical plants, especially those cute cactuses could make your day! There's more than just plants, as you could also find lots of beautiful Moroccan architectures inside. Look at that fountain, isn't the colour so unique, sharp and so Morocco? You should definitely put this into your bucket list, but be aware, this garden is so time-killing and you might not wanna leave in the end.
Jardin Majorelle (The Majorelle Garden) | Rue Yves St Laurent By A-Maps, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
What else you shouldn't miss when you are in Morocco? food, of course! I took so much time looking for this Moroccan restaurant and this one is actually hidden somewhere in an alley... This restaurant is inside a very traditional ancient building which looks so cool and pretty especially it's open air in the middle so that you could actually see the beautiful sky when you are eating. (when the weather is good though. LOL) I am not intensionally introducing this restaurant to you, but I just wanna show you something that you really cannot miss, they are Tajine and Moroccan mint tea which basically I am sure you could find them somewhere else.
I think Tajine is the best Moroccan dish I have ever had, and it's definitely something that I'd order it over and over again. I personally think that it's delicious because it's been slowed cooked for a very long time which makes the flavour strong and rich in a good way. I think their rice is super tiny and very interesting to me, of course, in a good way too, haha! I have tried Tajines in few different restaurants and I'd say, I couldn't really taste the differences. Therefore, I do think that you could find something even better than the one I had here because the dish here is relatively more expensive (or overpriced) than the others. Although they offer excellent service and this spectacular view, it's up to you.
The mint tea that I'm talking about here is totally different to what I knew of... To be honest, I'm not a big fan of either mint, or tea. However, this taste better than what I expected though. It's probably because Moroccan styled mint tea does "require" plenty of sugar... and by this, I mean A LOT. And this is why I think it tastes better because it's just like a sweet hot drink to me. LOL Try and see if you like it too?
I'm sorry that I have to stop here... why? It's because I spent too much time on wandering around their markets and finally realised everything was closed... so technically, I only have pictures of the garden and food that I ate afterward. LOL But it's okay! It just gives me another excuse to go back there again! Yeah!
Dar Cherifa | 8, Derb Chorfa Lakbir, Mouassine, Medina, Marrakech 40000, Morocco ★★★★☆