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Travel Blogs from Marrakech
Jill and I made it to Moroccan soil and actually set foot on it when we walked from the airplane to the the bus to take us to the terminal for our connecting flight to Marrakech. We realized some time ago that Trip Mistake #1 was taking a connecting flight from Casablanca to Marrakech when we could have driven instead. Now, we're stuck sitting in …
... get on that vino sharon. I despair... Touch down! And it's thunderstorming....for like 10 mins of downpour. Met Lara who had to wait while my passport controller went for a cheeky slash and a mint tea, holding up the line for a good 30 mins. Shared a taxi to the place jemaa el fna, met a helpful young laddo who took us to the road....who also asked for a tip, ...
... do one without the other. After a few hours of walking aimlessly, happy that if you had to get lost anywhere, the streets of Marrakech were by far the most entertaining. Of course we had found retreat at one point for an off the beaten track lunch (Tajine with figs and a yoghurt desert that put every other yoghurt in the world to shame) we did finally reach the square. The walk from there was easy.
It was back to the rooftop terrace for some ...
... the men making the leather bags. Also on offer were exotic lizards and birds. After finding our way out of the maze of Souks we went back through the square where the snake charmers were in full force. There were also men with monkeys. We headed towards the Koutoubia Mosque which dates from about 1147. It is not open to non-Muslims so we just looked around the outside and also at the ruins next door of the original mosque which ...
... seen anything like it before.
Our guide couldn't make the climb up to the top of the Kasbah to enjoy the view as he was suffering from lack of food and water due to Ramadan so he waited for us at the bottom while we picked our way up the incline through the houses to the top of the Kasbah where 10 families still live. There wasn't even one cloud in the sky offering a moment of shade so all the locals were sleeping in the shade, waiting for the sun to go down ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Pets allowed