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Money Magazine Names Marrakesh a Top 3 International Destination

Last week, Money Magazine launched its inaugural Best in Travel Awards. Among the categories was “International Destinations,” which identified “the three international destinations that offer the best travel experiences at the best prices in 2016.” Marrakesh, Morocco was on the list! Here’s why:

One of the safest cities in Africa is also one of the most affordable. Hotel, dining, and other tourism costs are 30% less this year.

This Moroccan city is a shoppers’ paradise that’s gotten even better as the dollar has appreciated almost 7% in the past year vs. the dirham. The bargain-hunting center is in the walled Medina quarter, with souks selling spices, jewelry, leather goods, colored-glass lanterns, and more. For an unusual shopping and culinary experience, sign up for a half-day cooking class at the Sanssouci Cooking School, which starts with a trip to the marketplace for ingredients before preparing a meal with a dada, a Moroccan cook ($165 per couple). [FULL STORY]
Marrakech. Photo credit:  KatitaC on Flickr.

Marrakech. Photo credit:
KatitaC on Flickr.

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