Marrakesh: The light of the south

World Congress of Neurology 2011 - Morocco Save 100 Euros by registering now and join 3000 already subscribed : http://www.wcn-neurology.com Gala dinner offered by his Majesty the King of MoroccoTraversing the alleyways, particularly in the Medina (Old City), it is easy to believe you have been transported back in time or stumbled onto a movie set for a medieval 'Arabian nights' production. The heart of the Medina is Djemaa el-Fna, an irregular 'square' where everything seems to happen and the place to which tourists are drawn again and again to soak up the carnival-like environment. The modern side of Marrakech with its luxury hotels, banks and streets bursting with motor scooters, blends well with the past in a metropolis made up of the people of the Berber Atlas tribes, Mahgrebis from the plains, and Saharan nomads.