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... and they should mind their own business !
First bit of anger we have seen all week really.
The Ali Ben Youssef Medersa, next to the mosque is a very old Muslim theological college, opened in 14th Century. It used to house over 900 students in 132 small dormitory rooms and, so we were told, only one bathroom ! It was a stunningly beautiful building. The mosaics, carvings and delicate trellis work was overwhelming. ...
... a country where alcohol is not easily found (no drinks on this entire trip). And I have not found a cafe with a woman sitting alone - in fact I can only remember 2-3 times I saw a woman sitting at all (always with her husband). Only the men go out. So I don't find it comfortable. Of course it probably doesn't help that it's been quite chilly every day - I packed for ...
... entreated so we all ended up at our final dinner with packages Two notes about the Sultan: first, he apparently picked a different wife to sleep with each night so they each had him for one night a month. Only the official wives were allowed to get pregnant. But this was occurring in the late 1800s so birth control wasn't around. If one of the unofficial wives (who were usually gifts to the Sultan from those trying to curry favor) did get pregnant she was either expelled from ...
... was 2000 for alcohol and the exit from the booze room was different! The queue was long as some young US travellers were stocking up. One girl commented she planned to smuggle her booze back onto the boat in her bra and boots! She carried 2 wines bottles - it would have looked odd.
Dinner was in the Medina, Restaurant Ait Bougumez. We presumed that the food was authentic as there was no alcohol served. Debbie’s orange ...
... there was certainly some pressure to buy! As a group of 8 students, the likelihood of any of us being able to afford a carpet was extremely low! However, it was certainly an interesting wee stop.
We were up early again the next day to get our bus to Essaouira, a city right on the coast about two hours from Marrakech. The drive over was interesting, lots of farmland (but all pretty dry looking), as well as passing a bike race which was ...