Morocco: Marakkech

The first "Touristy" stop was of course the Jardin Majorelle.

The first "Touristy" stop was of course the Jardin Majorelle.

Yves Saint Laurent was a huge fan of Jardin Majorelle in the '60s and decided to purchase it in 1980. 

Yves Saint Laurent was a huge fan of Jardin Majorelle in the '60s and decided to purchase it in 1980. 

Where to Stay: With such a big crew we stayed at three different Riads (basically Morocco's version of a Bed & Breakfast). All three of them were awesome and come highly recommended. Riad Goloboy had the coolest interior design, Riad Sashema was super chic with a Parisian feel and Riad Anya was best for a "house" party with big groups! They were all across the street from each other so we never felt isolated. 

An African and a Halfrican are actually in Africa! 

An African and a Halfrican are actually in Africa! 

I have a love/hate relationship with the tanneries of Bab Debbagh. Mostly hate, but its a must see when you visit Marakkech. 

My best friend, Apuje, navigating his way over the tannery tubs. I can promise you there is no worse smell than the tanneries... its like a dumpster juice smoothie but worse.   

My best friend, Apuje, navigating his way over the tannery tubs. I can promise you there is no worse smell than the tanneries... its like a dumpster juice smoothie but worse.   

Again, the tanneries smell bad.... 

Again, the tanneries smell bad.... 

like really, really bad. Like death and earring backs. 

like really, really bad. Like death and earring backs. 

Brian confused on why it smells so awful. 

Brian confused on why it smells so awful. 

Here's a tip: Avoid getting scammed in the tanneries!! Whatever price they suggest first, only offer 10% of that number at most! You can get some nice pieces just not for highway robbery prices. 

I would have never guessed that the orange juice in Morocco was amazing... definitely get you a glass or 5!

I would have never guessed that the orange juice in Morocco was amazing... definitely get you a glass or 5!

Jessica just gliding through the Ben Youssef Mosque... another tourist must-see.

Jessica just gliding through the Ben Youssef Mosque... another tourist must-see.

Our toursity day in Marakkech was pretty awesome. Despite a run-in with some scam artists it was definitely a great experience. 

Our toursity day in Marakkech was pretty awesome. Despite a run-in with some scam artists it was definitely a great experience.