These are the books that currently reside on the side table of our “reading” chair. Yes, we have been planning a trip to Madrid and Marrakech for months… We decided on these destinations long before it became public that the latest sequel in the “Sex and The City” franchise was partially filmed in Marrakech, and that is expected to result in a boom in tourism to the exotic city. We watched the movie (which received horrible reviews by most critics, and I agree with them) just to see if there were any sights or things to do in Marrakech that we shouldn’t miss… frankly, the movie didn’t help much. So back to the guide books for ideas… I also pulled out all of our Spanish and Moroccan cookbooks for food ideas. We would love to hear from readers… If you have been to either of these cities lately, would you care to share any tips, insider information, places to eat, things to see and do? MM and family would greatly appreciate your comments, and while we definitely won’t be able to do everything in just a few days in each location, we don’t want to miss anything really wonderful. We know, we know, this is a really HOT time to be visiting either of these cities, but we are hostage to school holidays. Also, a last minute freak accident has one of us in a cast, which almost cancelled the trip completely, but instead we will have to take this at a very relaxed pace, with less walking if possible… Thanks in advance for any tips you might have. A special thanks to reader Jen Laceda for her wonderful article on Marrakech, recently published in the Philippine edition of Town & Country, here.