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An excellent guide
on 15 December 2009
We recently returned from Marrakech and used this book to explore the medina and its shops. We found some exciting little places and enjoyed the routes as they offered additional sightseeing and exploration that normally wouldn't be included in a guidebook. As most of the fun is in the journey and not the just arrival, it was an ideal companion to our fun.
If anything, the maps need a little more detail in street names (surrounding streets for reference) as it got a little confusing at times. We supplemented with another map though. It would also help in getting directions to Sidi Ghanem (outside the medina) by independent means. We hired a scooter (highly recommended) and couldn't find where to go once in the area so gave up as it was close to the shops' lunchtime closing.
However, this isn't enough to knock this book as it provided us with everything we wanted. As testament to the book's quality, I lent it to two other couples who stayed in the riad (we'd finished 6 out of 7 walks) and they thought it was great too. Also, our riad owner asked if he could buy it off me but instead we gave it to him as a gift. We'll likely buy another copy for our bookshelf and our anticipated return to amazing Marrakech.