Marrakesh…the mere mention of the word evokes exotic images and scents in my head. I’ve never been there, though I have always wanted to visit it. After going through My Marrakesh, my desire to visit this city – nay, the whole country – has only been strengthened. Lest you be mislead, this is not a travel blog in the purest sense. As it’s author would tell you, My Marrakesh is a “place for lifestyle and design” – and you are sure to get a lot of this!
Visual Aesthetics – 10
Very very impressive. The vibrant colors are the first thing that would greet you when you visit this blog. Pale yellow or beige on red just makes for a good background. The entries make use of a simple font in black but the myriad pictures dotting the whole blog just makes for good eye candy. It is just like seeing Marrakesh with your own two eyes, I guess.
User Friendliness – 9
Surprisingly, the number of images in the blog did not slow it down considerably. I was able to browse through many entries without having to make a single mouse click. However, I did have to scroll down a lot to get to the older posts since the pictures took up a lot of space. On the right column, where we normally see the links and archives and all those things, there are also a lot of badges of different awards. Though they were impressive, they made me have to scroll down to get to the archives – I prefer to see the content before the awards.
Reading Enjoyment – 9
Content plus pictures = a whole lot of fun. The posts were written well enough, with the readers well in mind. I don’t know if it is inherent to the author or if it can be attributed to the Moroccan air but the posts had a poetic-romantic hue to them. Not bad, I should say.
Useful Info – 10
If you are interested in this part of the world, you’ll love this blog. There is nothing like seeing an exotic location from a local’s point of view. If you are interested in design and art in general, you’ll love this blog as well. I have to tell you, only after a few minutes of browsing through the blog, I already got a couple of design ideas for a room in the house – just by looking at the pictures, mind you.
Overall Experience – 9
Combining content and visuals together, My Marrakesh has something to offer everyone. I certainly would recommend visiting this blog and coming back for more of Morocco. I think we have a winner here!
[tags]Morocco, Marrakesh, Mediterranean, Travel, Design, Lifestyle[/tags]