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Travel Blogs from Marrakech
... 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 ...
... market stalls), the kasbah (fortified house) and the Mellah (Jewish quarters). The. Most important of the major cities, it is called "the red city" due to the red sandstone walls that surround it. It has a bad rap with travelers. Some love it, some hate it. Not many find a middle ground. It's loud, busy, exciting and can certainly be a hassle if you don't get into it. Yes, people want money...for just about everything you look at, taste, photograph, touch, or may even glance at. ...
... stretched out as far as the eye could see. For lunch, we stopped by a roadside restaurant next to a co-op for Argan oil, doing a little shopping where the money goes right back to the local people.
A few hours later, we've departed the countryside and entered the city of Marrakech, our home for the next two days, and sadly the impending end of our tour as well. We met up with a local guide who took us to see the Saadian Tombs and ...
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