In Marrakech, Variety Is the Spice of Life

General — By Josh Steinitz on March 26, 2014 at 12:27 am

Then, needing to return back to the Imlil Valley, we hiked up an over a much lower pass, passing a through a gorgeous forest of massive free-standing juniper trees. It felt exhilarating to seemingly be so “out there” with no other sounds save the rustling of the trees in the wind, despite being only a 30-minute walk from the nearest village and a 90-minute drive from the city.

Walking through a Berber village

Walking through a Berber village

Back in Marrakech that evening, I took a recommendation from the Amanjena staff and made a reservation at La Maison Arabe, a famed place serving classic Moroccan cuisine like chicken tagine, or lamb with couscous. The food and service was excellent, and the outdoor poolside patio was a great place to linger over a glass of wine or cocktail.

Spices for sale in the kasbah

Spices for sale in the kasbah

Afterwards, hoping to keep my streak alive of following local tips to good effect, I took a taxi to Le Comptoir, a local restaurant and club near the casino that was recommended by the front desk manager at La Maison Arabe’s hotel. After a couple overpriced drinks and watching clubgoers straight from Paris dancing to techno hits, I decided to call it a night.

Spa at La Sultana

Spa at La Sultana

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