Yacine F. Benaissa

Secret 47


Yacine Benaissa
Rabat, Morocco & Bordeaux, France

What do you love most about Marrakech?
It’s almost as a  dream. The ochre colors of Marrakech change as the sun moves in the sky, with a sunset that brings the entire place to light. In the spring the jasmine and orange trees blossom and give it a mesmerizing smell. The legendary Marrakechi sense of humor has entertained countless dynasties, and Jamma El Fena is it’s best illustration. The outskirts of Marrakech offer some of the most beautiful sceneries in Africa. It’s Medina has charmed millions… the list goes on. No wonder countless artists continue to find in it infinite inspiration. This is what you can describe, but what it has most to offer goes beyond words; it’s a sensory awakening that never disappoints.

What are 3 items you should pack when visiting Marrakech?
A camera, a sense of humor, and an open mind.

What souvenir item that you suggest that someone bring back from Morocco?
A hand-picked stone from the Toubkal Summit, a pair of original “babouche”, a leather bag.

What’s the one thing that people should not miss while visiting Marrakech/Morocco?
Don’t stay only in Marrakech, find a way to visit the outback (i.e Lake Lalla Takerkoust).