Jardin Majorelle

After a nice breakfast we went by taxi to Jardin Majorelle. Mr. Majorelle created this garden which was revamped by Yves Saint Laurent and is now maintained by Fondation Pierre Bergé. The clean and nice garden area mostly shows off cactuses and palm trees.

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Entrance fee is 50d to the garden and to the Berber museum additional 25d. The museum exhibits clothing and items of daily use like cloth making tools, boxes and honey bee tools.

At the little café inside the park zip on a small Jus Majorelle to freshen up.

Mosque that was never built.

Just over the street Cafe El Koutoubia. Deux eau minérale (2x 9d) et un café au lait (12d).

In the south we went to the rooftop of a nice loungy restaurant called Kosybar to have a top view of a small market place:

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Time issue: DST

We found out today that iPhone did not get the current daylight saving time change in Morocco.
Basically we’re one hour behind proper time. Lucky us our host recognized it on time.

Did you know that there are two DST timeframes in Morocco for 2012? Poor people have to change their watches 4 times.

Daylight Saving Time in Morocco 2012:

DST started on Sunday, April 29, 2012 at 2:00 AM local standard time
DST ends on Friday, July 20, 2012 at 3:00 AM local daylight time
DST starts on Sunday, August 19, 2012 at 2:00 AM local standard time
DST ends on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 3:00 AM local daylight time

Lost in Marrakesh

We arrived by train at Marrakesh main station. Ticket Casablanca – Marrakesh, 2nd class is 91 Dirham per person and the travel takes about 3 hours.

After taxi dropped us off nearby a nice boy brought us to the riad (hostel).

Now we are sitting in a restaurant whose name I don’t know and which is in a street I also don’t know. As we are staying in a side branch of our riad I also don’t know how to get back.
Officially lost in Marrakesh.

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At least no need to be hungry. Delicious food awaits us.

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A short trip to Morocco

Sitting at the gate in Frankfurt and awaiting the departure of flight LH1330 to Casablanca. Planned so far is visiting Marrakesh, Sahara desert and Fes until return to Casablanca.

Lets check if we find some Argan oil.

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As veggie dish in the plane (Airbus A321) I had Korkenziehernudel Arrabiata