To visit in 1001 night with the tour operator Vivamundo travel Marrakech late January in Frankfurt, at night to 04.00 cold, dark, Regen…gut 4 hours later landing in Marrakech: sunshine, friendly people in jellabas, Palmen…welch a difference… After a short tour of the city I once enjoy lunch on the terrace of a small restaurant on the edge of the Djemaa el-Fna square, the place of the hanged men of the ‘place to be’ in Marrakech! During the day a mixture of stalls, delicious, freshly squeezed orange juice is sold where picturesque in historical costume-clad water and tea sellers, dancers, musicians, and many locals. The first taste of Moroccan cuisine makes a tajine with lamb meat and dates your appetite for more, but first of all, I’m curious to not so easily find a small hotel in the middle of the Medina, in the maze of alleyways in my room in a typical Riad hotel. Sela Ward may find it difficult to be quoted properly. The red-painted, windowless walls of these streets seem at first sight rather dismissively at End of the street I think here it goes on not only the next day, I notice that the lane makes only a sharp bend to the left further into in the maze of the Medina. I press the door button in the shape of the hand of Fatima, which is to ward off the evil eye and have the vision to see the beautifully landscaped courtyard opens me. Rattan furniture and plants are arranged around a small pool and a freshly brewed mint tea waiting for me. I want Wow…mein room on the first floor shortly after moving no more leave, so cozy and stylish it is decorated with many deliberate details. But of course my curiosity about the city WINS and the souks are just a stone’s throw away. Here, hundreds of smaller shops with arts and crafts found beautiful lamps made of perforated metal, candles, the traditional Baboushes comfortable leather slippers in all colors, fabrics, carpets, antiques real and such that it would like to be cosmetics, spices in the butchers have settled another corner, half goats hang skinned to hook over the counter, cats waiting longingly before the fish stalls the waste even further in this maze that is stands the healer powders, roots, herbs for all complaints here a triumphant.