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Today dawns with a dazzling blue sky and perfect temperatures (low 70s) for our day of touring in Marrakech. We see an historic olive garden, a towering minaret, ancient tombs, a gorgeous palace, a warren of souks, and the vibrant central square. All of this is a full day in itself, but the social whirl dosn't stop. Tonight we ...
... br> A delightful welcome dinner follows at a Michelin rated restaurant in a hotel adjacent to ours. It is a palatial room, and we are seated at a circular table under a beautiful chandelier. A musician is playing a zither, and filling the rooms with soothing music as we enjoy traditional Moroccan salad, a tender beef couscous and traditional spiced oranges for dessert. The group is delightful, and we are in for some amazing adventures ...
I arrived in Morocco with school late on a Saturday night. the premise of the trip was 'education' but I think it mainly ended up being more of a holiday. The aim of our trip was to learn about the variety of religions in Morocco but over the trip I really learned: how to tie a head scarf; what Moroccan food is like; some basic Arabic; how to haggle in french and most of all 'educational' trips are not just ...
... The architecture of the museum building is its main attraction too. It has small displays of tapestries, jewelry, ceramic and paintings.
Finally Got Oriented (A Little Bit)
Afterward the few hours in Ben Youssef, we again got lost in the souqs of the medina. We now know our way from Ben Youssef. To get back to our Riad, we just ask anyone for the way to Ben Youssef!
... done here by the Berbers. The Arabs also do this but I was told the Arabs had a similar but different method. This is the way the Berbers had done it for thousands of years. Then the leather is taken inside and made by hand into a variety of many different bags, shoes and poofs. Poofs are small round leather pooches to be filled with newspaper or whatever to make a seat. The hair from the animals is also saved and taken for the Berber women to hand weave them into rugs. It ...