Our short stay in Marrakech, we decided early on, had to be maxed to the brim with excitement and activity. The heat, however, was getting in the way. The idea of walking in and around the frequently open-air medina, or facing aggressive souk sellers in humid stalls shouting countries they thought we were from to get our attention (Japan! Korea!…though one person got it right and yelled out Philippines!), or going from one palace / mosque to the next, with taxis (aka hammam-on-wheels) were all not attractive notions. We eventually decided to visit Majorelle Gardens, a top attraction and one previously owned by Yves St Laurent and see how it went from there.