Dar el Bali
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... like most of our group members who buried their noses in bouquets of mint leaves; Moroccan gas masks. Our guide led us into a leather shop overlooking the heart of coloured skin. Sludge rivers oozed between stained vats of bright coloured slop, where barefoot Moroccans stamped and squelched out future handbags. Aside from the obvious ethical implications for the skinned creatures, purchasing cured skin now holds other concerns. I mean people ...
So...I can now say that I have been to AFRICA! My friends and I boarded our RyanAir flight early in the morning yesterday and landed in Fez, Morocco after a really two hour flight. Once we converted our euros to durams (their currency), and went through customs to get our passport stamped we were greeted by a man from our hostel who we had scheduled to pick us up and take us to our hostel. Our hostel is only about a 10 minute ...
... films have been shot here - Ben Hur, Gladiator, The Mummy, The Mummy Returns, Asterix and Obelisk, etc. Since that was the main attraction here, I decided to give it a go, and see if I can bump into perhaps a Brad Pitt doing a chase scene or a Ridley Scott directing a new movie. As it always happens, there will be no shoot going on when you would be visiting. So I had to be content with gawking at some props and wave making machines or the tank where Cleopatra had bathed in ...
... dying vats in a very particular order: yellow, red, blue, green, black The dyes are made from natural products including tumeric, red poppy, indigo, mint and antimony. It was completely fascinating.
After watching the work in the tanneries, I spent some time looking at a variety of leather goods, made a couple purchases and off we set for the Kairaouine Mosque, which was founded in 859 AD and serves as the spiritual center for Morocco. The mosque's location was ...
... hotel, everyone with the same number of organs they had upon our departure. After dinner, we decided to to take another stab Mezzanine, as we had been given strict orders to celebrate the birthday of a volunteer who left last week. We wanted to do so in a manner she would consider appropriate, so we thought a bar would be a fitting choice. Wrong. Mezzanine does not serve alcohol during Ramadan. So, we celebrated with fresh fruit juice, bad cheesecake, and apple shisha. JUST ...