Marrakesh, Morocco is an enchanting place to visit. The dry air within the oldest part of the city is punctuated with the smells of the street… wafts of delicious food, mint tea, orange blossoms, and spices as well as less desirable things like dust, moped exhaust, donkeys, cat pee, and curing leather. The juxtaposition of peacefulness inside our riad (complete with a tortoise) to the commotion outside in the souk was exhilarating. The red clay walls, and dusty dry bread served everywhere are the only bland things contrasted with so many rich details. Everywhere one looks are intricately designed doorways, tiles, rugs, and patterns. Walking around the maze of the city was incredible - with each turn was another doorway to photograph. Nothing was more cleansing and rejuvenating from the dust and exhaustion of exploring then our very rigorous scrub and relaxation time in the hammam.