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SIGHTS. Badi Palace. When 16th-century Sultan Ahmed el-Mansour was paving his palace with gold, turquoise and crystal, his jester wisecracked, 'It'll make a beautiful ruin'. That fool was a prophet: 75 years later the place was looted. Hard to picture the former glories

SHOPPING. Souk Semarine. Your first mission is to find rue Semarine, one of the two main souk arteries stretching north. From Djema el Fna take the street just to the left of the Caf Argana, which leads into the small Bab Fteuh square and then keep bearing rig

Mosque Hassan II, Casablanca, Morocco ♥ ♥

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PRETTY. Marrakesh is Morocco's most intoxicating city. Ever since Morocco's Jewel of the South became a trading and resting place on the ancient caravan routes from Timbuktu, the city has barely paused for breath.

ENTERTAINMENT. Caf Arabe. One of the most beautiful settings is Caf Arabe, a galleried, bougainvillea-strewn riad with a sleek roof-top bar and two dance floors. Pastas are homemade, so come for dinner and make an evening of it.

ENTERTAINMENT. Café Des Épices. Grab a prime spot above the healers and potion-dealers of the Rahba Qedima and watch the magic happen as you sip a reviving caffeinated beverage. The young Marrakshi staff are hip and easygoing, there's free wifi, and if you linger over mint tea long