Jemaa el Fna Square, Marrakech, Morocco

Jemaa el Fna Square is one of the main traditional and historical attractions of tourism in Morocco, located in Marrakech, near the Koutoubia Mosque and the souks and the Royal Palace, it belongs to UNESCO heritage. It is a lively place with lots of popular attractions such as snake charmers, fire-eaters, monkey tamers, acrobats, women who try to predict your future, tattoo artists with henna, orange juice squeezed even as street vendors and Moroccan craft vendors. There are grills that sell snacks to the tourists but it is best if you go to the restaurants that are around the square for hygiene and peace as you will be approached by a lot of vendors while you try to see all this animation. A visit in the afternoon is not the same as in the evening when it is much busier and there are more vendors. You can also take a horse drawn carriage for a tour of the city.

Tips

If you do not like to be approached by vendors of all sorts, it’s better not to visit the square because it can disturb you enough but if you want to know the real life of this special place, you should know that everything has a price even a photo, so ask before making a regret because you’ll be asked for money in a very insistent way.
If you are a little more adventurous, you can pose for a photo with the snake on your shoulders.
If you want to see this whole movement but more quietly, enjoy a restaurant terrace where you can take beautiful pictures of the square too.
If you care to buy something, you should always negotiate the price.

 

Kenya, Africa

Kenya, crossed by the equator, is located in the east of the African continent by having neighboring South Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda. To the east, it is bordered by the Indian Ocean for about 536 km. Mount Kenya (5199m) is the highest point and Tana is its longest river. Its capital and largest city is Nairobi. The official languages are Swahili and English. National parks and reserves represent 8% of the total area of the territory and the main tourist attraction of the country. The country has 26 parks, 34 reserves and 5 sanctuaries. Mount Kenya National Park, Lake Nakuru National Park, Sibiloi National Park, Central Island National Park and South Island National Park (the latter three are national parks of Lake Turkana); are listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Tips

The best way to visit the country is with a local guide either alone or in groups. Usually the groups are formed of 4 or 5 people with a guide. There are several tour operators who offer various trips and diversity of housing.
The country is well known by tourists who like doing photo-safari.

Tizzarouine Kasbah, Bulmane Dades, Moroc

Tizzarouine Kasbah is located in Bulmane Dades, on a plateau overlooking the desert Oued Dades. It is located 120 km from Ouarzazate Airport; 52 km from Tinghir, near the Gorges du Dadès, Todra and the Valley of the Roses. The facilities are modern, very comfortable and the atmosphere and the decoration have been treated to preserve the authenticity of the place and its surroundings. The place forms a tourist complex with the hotel, two restaurants, swimming pool, two terraces to admire the magnificent panorama, a tiny reading room where you can also have a nice view and plenty of space to walk, take a nice stroll or to walk in town. The whole complex has two hectares. The hotel is located in the center of the city.

Tips

If you want to live a different experience, the hotel has rooms in cellars (troglodyte rooms) and a permanent bivouac in Merzouga.

It is an ideal location for lovers of hiking and mountain biking.