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Woman walking outside city walls

One of the three 'passage obliges' (including Fes and the South) on the tourist road, Marrakech is nonetheless a pleasant city which surpasses all in terms of food and entertainment. Delicious restaurants are to be found everywhere: make sure you taste the Caramelized Tomatoes and Chicken Tagine! One of my favorite restaurants is "Le Tobsil"- call ahead for reservations- most hotels can help you find the phone number (or, if you speak French, dial 160-the Moroccan 411).

If you are looking for a charming place to stay, you must chose a 'riad' in the medina. Some can be very expensive, but try www.riadomaroc.com for better deals.

To fully experience Marrakech, one should stay at least 2 days. On your first day take a horse drawn buggy for a tour of the city; you'll find it much easier to navigate once you have circled the medina walls in a carriage. Don't miss the Medersa Ben Youssef (one of the most beautifully restored Medersas in the country) and the nearby museum. T

Men in the Marrakech medina

For a glimpse of Leo's Marrakech, click here.