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September 22, 2015

Destination Overview: A Walk on the Wild Side in Marrakech

by Pádraic Gilligan, managing partner, SoolNua

It’s such a huge pity your access to the destination is bookended by nonsensical bureaucracy. There are long lines at passport control on arrival and even longer lines at passport control on departure too. In fact you’re lucky to make your flight at all despite checking in the regulatory two hours prior to take-off. There’s little rhythm or reason to the process: Some travelers get through in less than a minute, others take 20. At one stage there’s an airport employee acting as an usher and he manages to make the queue move a bit but then he leaves and nobody replaces him.

Sandwiched between two numbingly frustrating experiences, however, Marrakech intrigues and inspires and offers up some of the best destination sights, sounds and sunshine you’ll ever have. It’s true this wasn’t the usual “travel for business” trip which these blogposts are crafted from. These were precious days with best friends at the private Villa of another great friend who has made Marrakech his home. But it was all planned and delivered with great poise and panache by Samuel Regnier, another old friend, now running Only One, a thoroughly reliable, creative DMC servicing all of Morocco.

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