Marrakech, “The Red City” of Morocco.

What an incredible first full day in Marrakech, “The Red-City.”  I’m in visual “overload” for sure….

I did a lot of reading before I arrived in Morocco and saw many people comment on how beneficial it was to book a tour guide for their first day to show them around Marrakech and provide tips for follow-on days.

I decided to do just that and found a great tour guide, “Youssef Kharroubi,” on the internet.

His website address is,  ( 

Youssef was worth his weight in gold today, he is extremely knowledgeable about all aspects of Marrakech, the people, history, culture, all topics he was well versed.  He was a wonderful ambassador for his city Marrakech and more importantly the Moroccan people!

I highly recommend Youssef Kharroubi as a tour guide for anyone interested in a visit to this captivating city!   Thanks Youssef!

Above, probably the best tour guide in Marrakech, Youssef Kharroubi, was worth his weight in gold guiding me through for my first day in Marrakech!  I like to recommend things that I consider great, and Youssef was certainly a great tour guide!

Above, I pause for a picture in the Medersa Ben Youssef in Marrakech.  The Medersa is no longer a school, closed since the 1960s, it is now a tourist site and well worth the visit. 


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I am an adventure-loving American man, with a severe case of wander-lust and a desire to experience as much of this wonderful world as humanly possible. Every place I have visited or lived has taught me something about life and helped me grow. For me, traveling opens my eyes to how similar the human race is, yet at the same time, how unique we all are. I hope this blog will motivate you to put down the TV remote, dust off your backpack and decide to take a chance on an adventure. It can be a walk in a new neighborhood 2 miles from home or a trip to a far off distant land. I have lived in or visited over 50 countries during my life and hope to see many more. I want to share my experiences. I hope you enjoy the blog. -WAND3R3R, Somewhere on the Globe, 2014.