Yes, there are sights such as mosques, palaces and tombs, but Marrakesh is too packed with mind-boggling distractions and labyrinthine alleyways to adhere to a set itinerary. If you did have a destination, you’d only be waylaid by snake charmers, careening donkey carts, trendy silver leather poufs and ancient Berber cures for everything from relationships to rent. Start at action-packed Djemaa el-Fna, and if you can tear yourself away from the castanet-clanging water-sellers and turbaned potion-sellers, head into the medina’s maze of covered market streets. With any luck you’ll emerge exhilarated and triumphant some hours later, carpet in tow. Most monuments are inside the medina ramparts (a 19km circuit). But it’s worth leaving the old city occasionally for dinner, drinks, art galleries and fixed-price boutiques in the ville nouvelle (new town). Go with the flow, and become an honorary Marrakshi bahja (joyous one).