This pocket guide - 6 ¾ by 4 ½ inches - is intended for a particular type of traveller, and not for ‘family holiday’ people. It is cleverly designed and presented; the pages are trimmed to show tabs along the open edge that allow you to open to the chapter you want - though this makes casual flicking through the pages much more difficult.
The Contents are -
P009: Landmarks - notable (and tall) buildings
P016: Hotels - which hotels and which rooms to book
P032: 24 Hours - things to see if you had just one day - “best of”
P040: Urban Life - cafes, restaurants, bars, nightclubs
P064: Architecture - iconic buildings
P088: Sports and Spas
P096: Escapes - things to see outside the city
P105: Notes and Memos - blank and lines pages for “sketches and memos”
Inside back-cover: fold-out map
This book is packed with superb photographs - if not on each page, then on each double-page - and this is the “big thing” about these guides: the quality of each individual photograph. This book is quite light on text and content, it really is a ‘guide’ not a reference book - but the illustrations show you more than any description can
You have to judge whether this is the right sort of guide for you - it is intended for “design-conscious travellers” after all. Would you rather have a more traditional guide? This is superb at illustrating certain things, but do you want to actually have stuff explained and be told how to find the things you are looking for?
on 7 March 2014
The basic premise of this book is to show the really trendy side of Marrakech - which is pretty pointless if you want to go somewhere that is quirky, fun and above all, totally different to anywhere else in the world. Forget what is in this book and go for something much more straight forward, and just enjoy Marrakech for the buzz and fun that it is