Language: In Marrakech, you’ll hear a flurry of languages including French, Spanish, Arabic, and Berber. English is common anywhere touristy, but it’s definitely handy to know a few words of French. Currency: Morocco uses dirhams, and one US dollar will get you about 11 of them. When it comes to spending money, carry cash and…

Add to Flipboard Magazine. Marrakesh, also known by the French spelling as Marrakech, is a perfect spot for a long weekend trip from London, Amsterdam, or any other European city. It’s a place of immense beauty and culture, that sits beneath the dramatic peaks of the Atlas mountains and mystique deserts. I visited Marrakech twice, as I absolutely…