Tuesday 20 November




On this week’s United Travel Getaway Renee Wright visits the colourful city of Marrakesh in Morocco.
Renee stayed at Riad Mesc el Lil, a Moroccan house dating from the 18th century that has been transformed into a modern boutique hotel by New Zealander Patricia Lebaud. The Riad is near Djemaa el Fna, the main square in Morocco with its snake charmers, performers of all types, and markets famous for arts and crafts and aggressive sales tactics. Marrakesh is known as the red city because of its pink-tinted buildings. The majestic Koutoubia Mosque is the city’s most famous monument. As well as soaking up the sights and sounds of central Marrakesh, Renee also travelled out to the Jardin Majorelle, the world famous garden established by French painter Jacques Majorelle, and once owned by Yves St Laurent. The garden combines lush vegetation with traditional Moroccan architectural elements, many of them painted a striking cobalt blue because it was the colour of the over-alls of the original French gardeners.

UNITED TRAVEL GETAWAY, Tuesday 20th November at 7:30pm

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