Our trip to Marrakech was made by our stay at Riad Alboraq. We were met at the airport by Abdou who transported us to the square near the riad. There waiting was Marie, who showed us to the riad to settle in and then to the main square to begin our adventure in Marrakech. It is said many times, that it is the people that make a place special, and this could not be more true in the case of Riad Alboraq. The highlight of my trip was the night that Sieda allowed me to help her cook the nights meal. The gesture meant so much to me and I will always remember cooking with her. I had read in earlier reviews that the riad was in a seedy part of town. The main thing to know is that everything inside the medina could be concidered a seedy part of town simply because the people living there are poor and live in second/third-world conditons. However, the people of Marrakech are very sweet - albeit sometimes extreamly pushy. To get the true experience of the area, staying within the medina and in the maze of streets is a must.