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Adventure in Marrakech, the Exotic Red-Rose City of Morocco

Marrakech is known as ‘the red rose city’ because of its pink-tinged buildings and the rose hue that envelopes the city. The city nestles like a rose-quartz gemstone near the foothills of the snow-capped High Atlas Mountain. Outside the city walls, the rock-strewn fields turn into a desert with little vegetation except for patches of …

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The Color and Life of Marrakech

  “To visit Morocco is still like turning the pages of some illuminated Persian manuscript all embroidered with bright shapes and subtle lines,” Edith Wharton wrote in 1927, and it holds true today.  That rich embroidery of life and color is most intense, if not overwhelming, in Marrakech, just north of the High Atlas Mountains. …

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Marrakech Magnifique!

  The illuminated Koutoubia Mosque looms high and imposing over the Djamma el-Fna, the centuries old heart of Marrakech. A call to prayer bellows into the ether; an Islamic crescent moon appears aptly in the deep indigo sky. Just two hours from Algeciras, a ferry ride across the Strait of Gibraltar is all that separates …

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