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Marrakech in January

Marrakech in January

Marrakech in January

Marrakech in January

It’s not by chance that I’ve chosen Marrakech as to be the first city to visit this year.

Marrakech in January

There is something about this city that wakes up my senses, makes me feel alive!

Marrakech in January

I consider January to be the worst month of the year because of the freezing cold that is all over Europe. Walking around Marrakech in January without having to wear heavy coats, gloves and scarf was pure bliss.

Marrakech in January

God bless all the warm places on earth that you can visit in January.

Marrakech in January

Marrakech in January

Shoutout to my friends from Urlaubsguru for their contribution to this trip. You guys, if you also want to escape from the cold, or if you are looking for the best travel offers on the web, I highly recommend you to check them out.

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Numa Marrakech

Numa Marrakech

Numa Marrakech

Marrakech. First trip of the year.

Numa Marrakech
Numa Marrakech
 

Two years passed by since the last time I visited Marrakech. I missed it soooo much.

At the beginning of this year, I called my travel partner in crime Polina and told her “Hey, listen. It’s time to go back“. I expressed to her my strong desire to photograph the small riads in the medina.

Numa Marrakech

After a long discussion, we made a plan which we called: riad hopping. The first riad we visited was Numa Marrakech.

Numa Marrakech
Numa Marrakech
 

There is so much to love about Numa Marrakech: the entrance hall, the flowers, the colours of the walls, the breakfast, the fireplace, the selection of the furnitures, the terrace, the people who work there. Let alone the key location which makes wandering in the souks so easy, without having the fear that you will not find your way back to the riad. If you plan to visit Marrakech, it’s worth checking it out.

Numa Marrakech

For those who know me well, know my love for interior design and small boutique hotels.

Numa Marrakech
Numa Marrakech
 

So happy to be given the chance to photograph all this beauty at Numa Marrakech.

Numa Marrakech

Numa Marrakech

Numa Marrakech

Numa Marrakech

Polina and I are very grateful to have had the chance to stay at and take photos of Numa Marrakech.

Thank you to the owners Claudia and Mauro for being so kind and generous with us! Our Italian hosts in the medina of Marrakech.

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Jardin Majorelle Rue Yves Saint Laurent

Jardin Majorelle Rue Yves Saint Laurent

Jardin Majorelle Rue Yves Saint Laurent – another beautiful place to visit when in Morocco. 

Jardin Majorelle Rue Yves Saint Laurent
Jardin Majorelle Rue Yves Saint Laurent
 

I wrote a few words in my previous blog post and here, I can share some photos with you. Jardin Majorelle is not an easy place to photograph. The place is crowded and I personally don’t like having strangers in my photos.

Jardin Majorelle Rue Yves Saint Laurent

It was also very hot and the sun was creating strong shadows and causing high contrasts, which is something that I don’t find very flattering in photography. Turns out your visit to Jardin Majorelle become a photography challenge…

Jardin Majorelle Rue Yves Saint Laurent

For those reasons, we decided to visit Jardin Majorelle the day after for a second time, with the hope of finding less crowds and cooler temperatures. But it didn’t work out.

Jardin Majorelle Rue Yves Saint Laurent
Jardin Majorelle in Rue Yves Saint Laurent is truly a beautiful place to visit in Marrakesh. What you will find at Jardin Majorelle is: Blue walls, exotic plants and trees, fountains and vibrant colors, a bookstore, a boutique, the Berber Museum and the loveliest café ever where we spent about an hour and drunk something refreshing. I wish it won’t be long before I go back.

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La Mamounia Marrakesh

La Mamounia Marrakesh
La Mamounia Marrakesh
 
La Mamounia Marrakesh
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Back in the mid of September, I had the opportunity to travel to Morocco and spend three amazing nights and even more amazing days at La Mamounia, a palace-hotel in Marrakesh. It was actually a trip that my friend Edisa and I were planning for months; since last May to be more exact. Our excitement and joy at the chance to stay at La Mamounia Marrakesh were huge. Before we got there, we were looking at all the hotel pictures on Instagram and we were dying to visit that dreamy place too.

La Mamounia Marrakesh

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La Mamounia Marrakesh
 
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And then the day came when we arrived at a deluxe room overlooking the enchanting gardens of La Mamounia and the famous Koutoubia Mosque. This place had become my home away from home, a new world to discover.

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We spent a large part of the day at La Mamounia Marrakesh . Our days began with a delicious breakfast by the pool. Later on, we snapped some photos here and there before we head to the Medina of Marrakesh. For one of the evenings, we stayed at the hotel where we had dinner at the Moroccan restaurant in a romantic setting with candles. At the end of each day, we always took a stroll in the garden through the central alley, rose bushes, and orange trees. It helped us to digest our meal, and to let our minds wander before we go to sleep.

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Outfit: Peek&Cloppenburg

What a pity, time passes by so quickly when you are having fun. The day came when we had to check out, although we would have loved to stay a little bit longer, if you want me to tell you the truth…

All photos of the hotel are taken by me
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