We drove from Casablanca to Marrakesh and the journey took around 3 hours. Along the way you will see a changing landscape from greener hills which gets browner and dryer as you near Marrakesh. Marrakesh has a semi-arid climate with mild Winters and very hot Summers. We were there in the beginning of Spring - and the temperature was just nice.
As you approach Marrakesh, the first thing to catch your eyes is the majestic Atlas Mountains. As it was early Spring, the peaks are still covered in snow and looked really beautiful.
Once you enter Marrakesh City - you will be surprised that it is actually quite a modern city. Being a popular tourist destination, Marrakesh is not lacking in modern amenities and modern hotels and resorts. All the buildings have the same colour - the salmon pink that you see on all the postcards of Marrakesh. If you don't like salmon pink then this is probably not the right place for you.