Millennials are often mocked for their desire to travel, to see the world and to experience cultures that working a 9-5 job in Barking, with a bunch of 50 year olds – either called Paul or Barbara – just cannot offer.
We’ve put it down to jealousy from those senior to us; seniors who made the decision to marry early, buy a house and then slowly wait for their impending death.
But whilst they moan and shake their fist about the ‘youth of today’ we will all be in Marrakech, unable to hear them, drowning in life experiences and creating wonderful Instagram stories.
Like England’s capital would offer a toy London bus or a tea towel with a red telephone box on it, Jemma el-Fna is where all visitors to Marrakech come to view, taste and buy all the wonderful goods on offer from the locals.
And whilst you’re finishing off your lamb head delicacy, and washing it down with the freshest orange juice your tastebuds will ever experience, you’ll be captivated by – and slightly concerned at the utter madness of it all – the snake charmers.
This is Marrakech’s heart, and you’ll experience the true beauty of the culture.
Now this will be a fun thing to tell Paul and Barbara back in the office that you visited, as their Brexit-based facial expressions betray the words they’re saying.
The 12th-century minaret is like something out of Disney’s Aladdin’s dreams with its breathtaking architecture – whilst you comprehend just how hard it was to achieve such intricate beauty, over 900 years ago.
Marrakech’s Formula ePrix
Now this is the main event, and the real selling point to getting away from the January ‘blues’ this winter, and heading to the often mistaken capital of Morocco.
The motorsport world’s most exciting format races around the streets of Marrakech on the 13th January, with some huge names in the form of Nick Heidfeld, Nico Prost and, the most exciting driver out on the circuit – including Formula 1 – Pierre Gasly, will be battling it out in this less than an hour race – let’s face it, watching cars fly around a track for two hours is hardly a sport thinking of spectator entertainment.
But that’s where Formula E differs: the fans enjoyment is at the forefront, with its revolutionary FanBoost concept – where fans vote pre-race for the driver they’d like to award an extra boost to – with three drivers receiving a bit more juice to their car’s horsepower.
At just €15-a-ticket, you’d be mad to miss out on going to see the latest sporting craze the world is yet to know it’s going to love.
— FIA Formula E (@FIAformulaE) October 29, 2017
Old Medina Souks
Once the excitement of the Formula ePrix has finally subsided, there will be nothing better than heading out into the winding maze of souks that Marrakech has to offer.
If you can’t find what you need in a souk then it means it just doesn’t exist; the souks have anything and everything you could possibly want.
And if you’re partial to a bit of haggling, then you’ll be returning home with luxury items for your home, but without having to pay the luxury prices – unless you went to the Monty Pyton school of bartering.