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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 ...
The group has all arrived safe and sound, and after a free day we gather for welcome festivities at the private Riad of one of our most frequent travelers. His home is in the Medina, and to reach it we walk through the famous Jemaa El Fna Square. It is dazzling at sunset, as the crowds come alive watching snake charmers, pet monkeys, drumming groups, storytellers, and colorful characters of all descriptions.We gradually leave the hubbub ...
... Then we were led into a drugary where we bought herbal medicines spice and perfume for girls back at home. Then in the evening, after dinner, we went to the souks. As soon as we arrived we were greeted by; the sound of drums and music; the smell of spices and the sight of fires that people were gathering around.
The fourth day was spent in Casablanca where we saw some more mosques, churches and ...
... we tried to explain to him what we do but he had no interest. From what we
could make out Sam (he described her perfectly) had apparently warned someone
away from his store and he was upset because he’s lose business because of her.
We gave him Rachid’s number and shut the door in his face as we couldn’t reason
with him. I won’t lie, I was scared and this was the first time I felt uneasy
... the first time, so this time I knew to keep a little more space. In the event that you cannot escape the monkey, they will have it sit on your shoulder, get a picture of you with the monkey, and then proceed to demand money usually in the range of $10. So I wanted to avoid this if possible.
Counting my blessings, as I had avoided the hustlers around the street performers, I felt content with having experienced the offerings of ...