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... or so we thought. After wandering, and unknown to us, lost, we arrived at what we thought was the museum. Well, it was a museum but not the one we wanted - but in for a penny in for a Dirham as they say here, we paid the entrance fee and went into the museum. It was small, neat, uninformative and slightly dull, but the lady at reception was charming and did direct us to the correct museum as we left !
After a spot of map ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... idiot. I got all the way to the check-out counter before finding out the cost, which turned out to be staggeringly high, even by Swiss or Japanese standards. I refused, and he offered a discount, but it was still grossly overpriced. I had given the credit card before we could object further, and then felt stuck and disappointed with Dris. Another lesson learned: all tour guides make referral fee money as a supplement to their guiding job, so buyer beware.
... to Petit Succo for pancakes and coffee and then completed our mission of buying a large green bucket and flat nosed hammer!
"Souvenirs?" questioned the man at customs in the sparkling Tanger Med port. We'd been greeted by a delay, huge amounts of traffic and jubilant crowds at the port. The King was due to visit and the staff were suited and elegantly presented in readiness. However, security had no made no provision for passengers who might ...