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... were some spectacular photos as well as a very interesting documentary made by the first European allowed to travel with the local Caid (chief of a region) in the early 1950's, while the Caid visited all his subjects.
At the end of the tour we said goodbye to Mr Mustafa but most especially to Seïd, the assistant tour leader who accompanied us throughout the trip, assisted us, gave us lots of useful information and helped with ...
... Aziz was joking about the snakes.
We reached the safety of the town and thanked Aziz profusely, he had been a most excellent guide and had stopped us all from falling at least once and in my case about 5 times ! We declined the chance of lunch, feeling heady with the trek ( rather lax usage of the word there ) and jumped back into the car for the 60 minute trip home.
THE BEST BIT !
On the way down the hill we slowed down by a ...
... the 15th century. It is a building of 130 student dormitory cells clustered around a courtyard incredibly detailed carved cedar woodwork, marble, stucco lattice and tile work. Everywhere you look, there is architectural detail to gaze at. It once was the largest theological colleges in North Africa. Classes were probably held in the neighboring mosque.
Ben Youssef Museum is nearby ...
... for the pre-departure meeting at 6pm where you will meet your fellow travellers.
Arrived in late afternoon, so after sorting out some dramas with finding transfer to hotel, made it just in time for the meeting.
Then found out that tour was actually through a company called Nomadic, which was sold by Busabout and a number of other tour ...
... the bits I needed for my sandwich.
As I ate lunch I pondered on how modern, places like Marrakesh are. People here seem to be living in a very modern way with their cars, supermarkets and convenience food.
I decided to head back which was a considerable challenge in itself. I waited in vein for a bus. I walked for a while before a rather short taxi ride (6 ...