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... why didn't we do that to begin with ? ) we neared the correct school/museum. As we did a Moroccan chap told us that it was closed and we should go to the tanneries instead. We smiled and ignored him, but an Australian couple behind laughed and said he had told them the same thing yesterday. Well, the Moroccan did NOT take kindly to this and harangued this couple for a few minutes, using some choice English words and telling them it was ...
At dinner last night, this well traveled group was discussing that Morocco has been named (not sure by who) as the #1 travel destination in the world. Having been here for a week, we found this so surprising. Yes there are beautiful areas and yes, the medina shopping is a real experience and yes we all loved the camel ride in the Sahara. But in the cities the ...
... or killed. Second his profligate ways put the country in so much debt that he had to ask the French for assistance, leading to the Protectorate that lasted until Moroccan independence in 1961. We asked what happened to the wives and children when the Sultan died and we were told they "just disappeared" This is the end of the official G Adventure trip. I am on my own for the next two days and have no plans. One young woman from the trip is also staying so we'll do something ...
... It took forever. Then we got our bags. Then we exchanged some dollars for dirhams (sounds like a gameshow doesn't it?). [Dirhams are equal to 10 times a Euro. Often, you can pay for things in Euros. If something is 200 Dirhams, it is equal to 20 Euros. Once I learned this it really helped me understand the cost in USD when things are priced in Dirhams.]
After that, we found our driver who was waiting for us with a sign as promised. He pointed out ...
... can be, I felt right at home just walking around, exploring all the sights, and perfecting my negotiating skills. Oh, and with a little bit of facial hair and a coy smile, I got called Moroccan almost every time I would meet them, and a Berber once I had broken them down after a long session of making a deal.
I had a fantastic time in Marrakech and can't wait to go back, mostly because the high I was on from the rush and thrill of negotiating ...