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... markets. The outer edges are good enough for tourists to get a sense of it all but we wanted to see what tourists don't see so we hired a local guide for $30. What I love most is there are different souks for different purposes and they are used by the 150,000 locals for eating, living and buying their traditional Islamic dress and home wears. Walking through the mazes of souks it felt like we'd gone back in centuries. To name a few:
- The food souk / markets where you ...
... And sleep we did...we didnt
get up until 5pm that evening.
When we did eventually get up and
moving, we decided to try and find the CTM (coach) office to book our
ticket to Casablanca the next day. On the way into the medina, we got
talking to a guy who happily took us to the station. He said that he
was on couch surfing, so if we wanted, we could stop with him one
night and he will show us the city. So we decided ...
... them bread, make change for them, etc. Everyone was very hospitable, which is something that I appreciated. Also, Moroccans love to eat Liver. After our disaster of a cooking experience in Iceland with the mystery meat which we think turned out to be Liver, the smell of it makes me want to hurl. Walking through this ...
... soooo lost, but after you walk uphill through the gate of Bab Guissa then turn right, you have arrived at the Sofitel, luxury at the edge of the Medina with a view without compare. A glass of cold OJ and a shared plate of penne with grilled veggies may not be "Moroccan," but hey, I just wanted to see what it feels like to be wined and dined like a visiting dignitary. Isn't that part of the Moroccan experience? Besides, the free wifi allowed us to book our ...
... New Zealand.
We then went into the tannery. We had to climb several sets of stairs to reach the top floor, which would allow us to clearly see the actibity below.
There were people preparing the skins to go into the vats with lime to sterilise and to remoive any remaining meat. The process is lengthy but the skins hanging out to dry at the top were the raw products to be made into handbags, leather shoes, jackets etc.
We also went through the food and ...