Marrakech madness October 22nd 2010 Our guide book says Marrakech has "the world's most amazing city square: an open air circus of snake charmers, acrobats, musicians and storytellers". The doors of the airport bus open onto the night scene at Djemaa el Fna Square, and out we step into the bedlam.
Looking overladen and slightly uncertain, we are set upon by a pack of taxi drivers vying for our business in French. Life is all abou ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz » Marrakech In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more