Odenza Reviews: Marrakesh, Morocco

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Marrakesh, home to beautiful palaces, gardens, night market and mosques, is an enchanting city that will make you want to revisit every summer for years to come.

This city is easily one of the most unique and fascinating cities with beautiful boutiques, riads (traditional guesthouses), and spectacular architectures that will blow you away. Located on the Saharan dessert, you will find plenty of activities to partake in from camel riding to exploring hidden palaces.

This thousand year old city is bustling with tourists and it’s easy to travel to from anywhere around the world. The oldest historic part of Marrakesh, is called Medina and is a popular area for tourists with its lineups of souks (traditional markets) for antiques, crafts, spices and affordable souvenirs. When wandering around Medina, stopping by a Hammam, a bath house, is highly recommended and is an experience that one should not miss out on.

Marrakesh is a city to get lost in and each alley is guaranteed to give you a different experience from its maze-like narrow cobblestone lanes to the use of vibrant and bold colors around walls and tiled mosaics that easily make for breathtaking backdrops.

 

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Riquewihr, France

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Riquewihr a medieval town in the Alsace Region in France. This wine town has its original architecture and was the inspiration for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Amasya, Turkey

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Amasya is a city in northern Turkey and is the capital of Amasya Province, in the Black Sea Region. The city of Amasya, the Amaseia or Amasia of antiquity, stands in the mountains above the Black Sea.

Red Beach, Santorini

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“At the tail end of the road to Ancient Akrotiri, this beach earned its name from its reddish volcanic sand. Like Santorini’s other beaches, this red sandy strip comes with all the trimmings (beachside cafes and tavernas); however, it is much less crowded than the more famous black-sand Kamari Beach. Travelers say the scenery is stunning — be sure to bring a camera to take photos of the stark contrast between the brick red cliffs and the aquamarine water.”

source: http://travel.usnews.com/Santorini_Greece/Things_To_Do/Red_Beach_22059/

Coral formations in Anibare Bay, Nauru

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Nauru is a 21 square kilometres (8 sq mi) oval-shaped island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, located 42 kilometres (26 mi) south of the Equator. The island is surrounded by a coral reef, which is exposed at low tide and dotted with pinnacles.