DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Marrakech Paperback – 1 Jun 2012
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Perhaps an enhanced section on what to do with children /families could be added. Marrakech is now an extremely safe and tranquil place for families and certainly not what it was 20 years ago. Explore it by all means but if you can, dont miss Essaouira, the windy town on the coast or more importantly, a three day excursion to the dunes south of Zagora (M'Hamid). However for a real Sahara desert experience, travel due east to the village of Merzouga, where the real and best sand dunes in Morocco can be found. Stay in a Berber tent overnight (you can easily arrange this when you get there, as well as camel rides to and from the tent) for an experience you and your children will not forget. For this excursion you need to stop midway in Todra Gorge and another night in the desert, ditto on the way back.
It's nice and simple and has a lot of the sights etc covered.
I buy lots of holiday guides, at least a couple every year for new places I am going to. I have to admit that I probably won't buy any more travel ebooks and stick to the physical guide, this is in direct conflict with my Kindle philosophy (my husband and I own four between the two of us and I haven't bought a non-kindle book for ages). Don't forget your paperback guide but DK Eyewitness is rubbish, far worse than the competition on incidental details and written for people only interrested in ticking off the sites rather than giving them any help.
Never again - I even suspect that the information may not be originally written by the author in parts but I have no proof of this. To add insult to injury DK Eyewitness' guide is pitched at the same price as Lonely Planet so I have totally wasted my money in buying it and could have got a half decent (excellent in paperback form) guide for the same price which I have now had to pay.
Hope this is helpful and, no, I don't work for Lonely Planet and never have, I've just used their guidebooks for over 30 years and I have to admit that the new paper versions are not as good as they were!
** Do not hope for the maps to contain every street.....the streets are very confusing (so it's best to just use the maps as a guide!). You become used to the streets after a while!
short and sweet, so a nice slim guide for carrying around.
however it felt a little repetitive in parts, and because they were pushing the "top 10" format, some of the "top 10's" felt a little contrived. Also because of this "top 10" focus, it didn't inculde any other background stuff eg history of the country, finnance, population demographics, employment - which isn't essential, but would have been interesting.
So if you just want a short and sweet, concise guide book to sightseeing in marrakech (not other parts of morocco) and like the attractive DK presentation - which I do - then this was well worth the £5.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The dk eyewitness series of travel books are very informative come with a fold up map at the back. They have a hotel and restaurant review guide with price ratings.Published 12 months ago by Stephen
An excellent book at a great size for light travelling, as all the DK Top Ten guides are. Been to Marrakesh twice and still not seen the entire book full.Published 22 months ago by Mr. Michael F. Jones