A Quick Marrakech Itinerary – Quirky Places To Visit In Marrakech

La Sultana Spa, Marrakech

Planning a trip to Morocco’s red city? Create your own Marrakech itinerary with these quirky places in the city! 

Whether you’ve got your flights booked, or you’re looking for inspiration, planning a trip to Marrakech is always a fun thing to do! The city offers so much. From the bustling market stalls in the medina, to the beautiful YSL gardens. 

For lots of tips on where to visit on a first trip, check out my guide to the top places to visit in Marrakech.  Once you’ve added those to your Marrakech itinerary, it’s time to spice things up with a few quirky spots you might not have considered before. 

From a super cool party spot, to a beautiful place to stay and a great cooking school, you’ll struggle to choose what to do next!

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Jakarta: 7 Things You Just Can’t Miss – Jakarta Travel Blog

Jakarta 6 Things You Just Can't Miss

From great hotels and delicious food, to the city’s best malls, this Jakarta travel blog is packed full of the best things to do in Jakarta.

Before I left the UK, I’d heard a lot of people say Jakarta wasn’t worth stopping in. It sounded commercial and lacking in that Indonesian charm that draws people to the likes of Borobudur and Bali. But I wondered whether that was because people hadn’t found the right places yet. Perhaps there was more to it, just waiting to be discovered?

With just a few days there I headed off in search culture, food and the city’s heart and soul!

Jakarta: Visit The National Monument

The tall, needle-like structure of Jakarta’s National Monument (known as Monas) was incredibly impressive, particularly against the bright blue September sky. The 132-metre tower was constructed to represent Indonesia’s struggle for independence. Nestling on top, a flame covered in gold. We watched as a tourist train took people around the perimeter of the main square, while up a few steps, people queued to enter the museum and viewing platform.

My resounding memory of visiting? “Selfie mister, selfie missus!” It seemed that the Indonesian visitors didn’t see tourists like us very often, and we were asked for photo after photo!

Jakarta's National Monument
Jakarta’s National Monument

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5 Amazing Things To Do In Bandung, Indonesia

Dusun Bambu, Bandung, Indonesia

With off-roading, chances to get to know the locals, tasty food and incredible landscapes, there are some amazing things to do in Bandung, Indonesia.

Bandung in Indonesia probably wasn’t on your holiday itinerary… but I think it should be!

It isn’t home to Bali’s sandy beaches. It’s not home to Yogyakarta’s famous temples. But just a few hours from Jakarta, the third biggest city in Indonesia offers a chance to get to grips with Indonesian culture, explore some dramatic landscapes while having plenty of fun! For me, it was the first big destination on the #TripOfWonders with the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism… and wow did they have some adventures in store for us!

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Indonesia: #TripOfWonders

Piaynemo, Raja Ampat

My Indonesian #TripOfWonders certainly lived up to my expectations. Here’s why…

So I’m finally back in the UK after an absolutely amazing month exploring Indonesia. Not only was this my first visit to Indonesia, but it was also the first time I’d stepped foot in Asia (unless you count crossing the Bosphorus in Turkey?!)

My expectations were sky-high, particularly once I’d seen the incredible itinerary from the Ministry of Tourism plotting out what they’d named the #TripOfWonders.

Lots of stories, photos and maybe even a video or two coming soon, but just as a quickie, I wanted to reveal a few of my top moments from my adventures in Indonesia. So, in no particular order, here goes…

Piaynemo

I could use all the clichés and flattering words in the world and it still wouldn’t do Piaynemo justice. Located in Raja Ampat, West Papua not only are the islands uber photogenic, they’re also notoriously difficult to get to… which makes the view once you’re there even more rewarding! The water was a colour I’d never seen before, and after the hot, sweaty trek to the top, I couldn’t resist but dive right into the water.

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