Marrakech is a feast for the senses. Whether you are rummaging through brassy antiques in its lively Souk Semmarine or drifting between food stalls at the crowded El-Fna food market, you feel pleasantly overwhelmed by the jolt of the place.
Pungent wafts of incense clock you in the face at all hours, as do the sounds of snake charmers belting out tunes on their pungi. In recent years the city has garnered the attention of celebrities and film buffs visiting annually to attend the Marrakech Film Festival. And so the city, though very entrenched in its traditions and heritage, has its progressive moments.
Marrakech has a population that enjoys its food. Leave this city without sampling its clutch of tagine, its fresh vegetable dishes, its snail soup and its mint tea, and you've essentially missed the point. Be sure to try your hand at haggling in the markets and admire the intricate colourful tiles in Bahia Palace.