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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Marrakech Paperback – 1 Jun 2012

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Dorling Kindersley; 01 edition (1 Jun. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1405369930
  • ISBN-13: 978-1405369930
  • Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 1.2 x 19 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 207,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Thank goodness for Top 10 guides! (Mail on Sunday)


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Format: Paperback
This is a good pocket guide and well worth the cost spent on it. Living close to Morocco and a frequent visitor there I would like to see more on the art of bartering in the Souks; Aim and offer a QUARTER of the asking price, always keeping in mind of course, how much you value and want the item. With this in mind, wait and then make second offer of no more than a third. Then listen to the banter explaining the superior quality of the product, the hand made qualities, the uniqueness of it, say "Thank You, I am not that keen anyway..." and walk away. Without a doubt you will be called back to renegociate. Stick to your last offer and walk away again and hey presto, success assured.

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.
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I love these Top Ten guides! I've just returned from a 4 day break in Marrakech and this guide was indispensable! The top ten Marrakech Highlights section makes sure you don't miss anything on a short break and the Around Town section gives great ideas of where to go if you have a little longer. The fold out map was useful and robust. Brilliant!
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The top 10 format is ok, it covers a lot of the good stuff in Marrakech, but not real depth to the guide, so worked great in conjunction with a more detailed guide.

It's nice and simple and has a lot of the sights etc covered.
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A basic start to Marrakech. All the infor you need to see the major sites in a few days. A nice small size so it can be carried around each day. Have bought many titles from this series and will buy again.
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I left my excellent guide book to Marrakech in the UK - stupid I know! Now, changing from printed paper guidebooks is very difficult, it no longer is just about turning the page and then bookmarking the excellent map and flipping back between one and the other, it becomes really complicated and the Lonely Planet guide (for all Morocco, not just Marrakech), although still bad, is so many streets ahead in every way (pun intended) that it casts a shame on the completely unusable and uninformative downloadable guide produced by DK Eyewitness' guide to Marrakech which is unreadable and they have not even been bothered to format it properly for the Kindle.

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!
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We always buy Eyewitness books when we travel and we were just as pleased with this one as we have been with the others. The book was set out into the top 10 sights with additional information like markets/restaurants, etc. It also has information if you fancy a day trip to Essaouria. Great buy if you're planning a trip to Marrakech!
** 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!
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as with all DK guides, visually interesting and easy to navigate.
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.
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