Cyclist, Marrakech, Morocco

The town of Marrakech is prettier in every way than you could ever imagine it to be... More importantly, it's throbbing with chaos in every corner you look.

I must say I first learned about Marrakech around 2001 upon reading a wonderful book by Stephen Jay Gould, called The Lying Stones of Marrakech (highly recommended!). Upon landing in Casablanca in an early morning flight, I drove about 2 hours south, straight in to the hustle and bustle that is Marrakech. Yes, this town is prettier in every way than I had ever imagined it to be... And this being a solo trip, there honestly wasn't much else to do than to get lost in its countless alleyways.

The town of Marrakech is prettier in every way than you could ever imagine it to be...