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Please like share and subscribe to TrekTrendy for more worldwide travel vlogs: http://bit.ly/1WNqym8 On December 3rd I went to Africa for the day. Specifically Marrakech. I was browsing a flight search engine a month ago, trying to find some inspiration for an ambitious day trip. We've all seen the possibilities of day trips to Paris or even Rome but I wanted further... I wanted to go to a different continent for the day. So when Marrakech, Morocco came up for £80 return from London Gatwick I spoke to my friend John (Shakes) and got tickets booked that evening. The flights took a little over 3 hours each way which worked well as it would allow us a solid 6 hours of exploring. We departed from Gatwick North terminal early at 7:45 am and arrived in Marrakech about 11am. Arrival formalities were quick, especially as we'd completed our landing cards beforehand. Passport stamped we cleared immigration and were met in arrivals by our driver who'd take us to the Mamounia palace hotel for coffee. Arriving here was magical, it was one of the grandest and unique hotels i've been to, albeit I was only there for a drink. We sat on the terrace over looking the gardens, and lapped up the morning sunshine. It was hard to believe a few hours ago we were in cold England, deicing our cars. After a drink and walk around the gardens we walked down past the Mosque and into the main square of Marrakech. To describe most accurately it felt manic but somehow organised. We got a freshly squeezed orange juice from one of the stands, which cost just £1 and was sooo refreshing. Next we walked past the market stalls, trying to prevent harassment by the restaurants until we were at the far side of the square. Here I noticed a Monkey doing some strange performance and most notably two cobra snakes swaying to the sound of music. Surreal... very surreal! We could see a rooftop terrace which looked like the perfect vantage point for a spot of lunch. We indulged in a lamb Tagine each which was lovely. Following this I just had to try some traditional Moroccan tea and this was gorgeous, very refreshing and subtly minty. Next we walked through the souks, and I was offered anything from a new carpet to erotic massage oil.. yes I know.. everything! It was a real deep dive into the culture and whilst I probably looked a little overwhelmed on some of the video, I thoroughly enjoyed every bit of it. We finished our afternoon having an ice cream on another rooftop terrace, overlooking the square. With our afternoon tour finished, we headed back over to the airport in an ancient Mercedes S class, which added to the experience. I think the whole time it was quite hard for me to realise where I was... waking up this morning (next day) it almost felt like a dream. Overall then, a day trip to Marrakech is indeed possible, and it's a lot cheaper than you may think! ------------------------------------ Audio ------------------------------------ With thanks to: Bad Catholics - Astapor (Original Mix) for the soundtrack
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Chaz Baz (1 month ago)
Crazy. Wow! I've always wanted to go to Marrakech, but perhaps I will stay a night in a hotel there.
Follow My (2 months ago)
Nice music choice haha I love it. This country is in my list for 2019. Gonna have to watch this again when I go this year 💥 well done again.
Trek Trendy (2 months ago)
Thank you :) absolutely its such a lovely place, I want to go back at some point for longer to explore more
hu hu (2 years ago)
seems you have a lot of fun in this short trip..very glad to see you so.welcome to morocco any manytimes.thanks
SofiKoshka (2 years ago)
This is a great video. You always do an amazing job !!!! thumbs up !!! great to be friends with you :) Our like # 15
Trek Trendy (2 years ago)
Thank you :)
Aaron Explores (2 years ago)
great vlog, I had a look at Marrakech flights, they were going for £38 quid return. I love the look on peoples faces when you say you have been away to another country for the day when they ask what you got up to at the weekend haha... The Markets look cool but I know that feeling when you get pestered for money, they usually try it when you are filming aswel haha, at least I know what to expect now if I go there.
Aaron Explores (2 years ago)
Really, that's sick. You could fly to Poland or Lithuania first though, Poland will probably be cheaper ;)
Trek Trendy (2 years ago)
Dude just been looking at Minsk, you know they've changed their Visa regulations, now you can visit with a tourist visa for free for up to 5 days. Only issue is the flights are expensive but when you're there, cheap!
Aaron Explores (2 years ago)
Do it! That's 2 destinations I haven't thought of, me and my mate were talking about Minsk in Belarus though, I think you need a visa for it and it's quite expensive.
Trek Trendy (2 years ago)
Great idea, i've been wanting to explore Belgrade for a long time now. Ah yeah Budapest is meant to be incredible, plus Wizz air do some crazy cheap flights out there. I tell you somewhere I'm trying to get to next year is either Baku in Azerbaijan or Tbilisi in Georgia. Completely off the tourist trail but look unreal.
Aaron Explores (2 years ago)
that sounds like fun, you could maybe try push it as far as Croatia and the surrounding countries (Slovenia, Bosnia, Serbia etc) depending on flight times. I actually don't have anything booked which is unlike me, but I really want to get Hungary sorted for January/February

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