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... We had a spot of lunch in Djemaa El-Fna and then walked down to the Bahia Palace, getting seriously lost this time - still, all part of the rich tapestry of Marrakech ( plus nowhere is very far from anywhere else inside the Medina walls ). The Palace was empty of ornaments and furniture but full of a German tour group, even so we were able to admire the ornate ceilings and make use of the conveniences !
On leaving the Palace ...
... sites are mosques that are not open to non-Muslims. In Marrakech (where I am trying to decide how to fill 2 days), over half the sites in my guidebook are either not open to the public or are not open to non-Muslims. Of the remaining, several are local parks and 1 is a former palace that was once the most beautiful in the world but has been completely stripped bare. ...
... H&M clothing). But we headed to the famous medina and after a short tour of the palace of the last Sultan (and his 4 official wives and 28 unofficial wives) and a museum which could be thoroughly viewed in under 15 minutes, we were let loose on the souks. We saw snake charmers, monkey dancers, sellers of all kinds of Moroccan goods (some nice, some very trinkety). We are all getting better at bargaining but it's still uncomfortable. It's hard not to buy when you are ...
... rose wine quite a bit.
After dinner we sat around and talked for a while, tentatively planning our next trip together (South Africa 2016!) and reminiscing about the amazing parts of this trip. Our car was coming at 2:45am, so we made it an early night, hugging our friends goodbye and thanking Hassan for the amazing experience that we had at the Riad. By 10pm we were in bed trying to force ourselves to sleep so we could try to get at least 4.5 hours of sleep before our car came. ...
... first night at the Riad.
I remember my first impression of Morocco when I first got out of the plane was it was warm out, but not unbearable. It was colorful and I had a quick flashback of Puerto Rico with the palm trees and the pastel colored houses. The airport was nice. We had to wait a little while at the airport, unfortunately the first hotel got confused with the time that we were supposed to land.
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