MOROCCO #2: MARRAKECH

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One thing I didn’t mention before is that my friends and I were a little afraid of the high temperatures awaiting us, but they turned out to be a lot more bearable than here in Europe. According to some locals we encountered in Marrakech, the heat in the interior of Morocco is very dry due to the lack of humidity (the Atlantic is too far away and besides there aren’t any lakes either) and despite an average temperature of 40°C we were still able to stroll around the small alleys without collapsing ;) So if you’re toying with the idea of booking a trip to Morocco during the summer months but hesitating because of the heat, just go for it! There are less tourists than during the other months, plus the hotel prices are lower, so your wallet will be grateful, too. :) During our visit we stayed at the charming Riad Nesma which I can absolutely recommend.