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Travel Blogs from Marrakech
... get on that vino sharon. I despair... Touch down! And it's thunderstorming....for like 10 mins of downpour. Met Lara who had to wait while my passport controller went for a cheeky slash and a mint tea, holding up the line for a good 30 mins. Shared a taxi to the place jemaa el fna, met a helpful young laddo who took us to the road....who also asked for a tip, ...
... do one without the other. After a few hours of walking aimlessly, happy that if you had to get lost anywhere, the streets of Marrakech were by far the most entertaining. Of course we had found retreat at one point for an off the beaten track lunch (Tajine with figs and a yoghurt desert that put every other yoghurt in the world to shame) we did finally reach the square. The walk from there was easy.
It was back to the rooftop terrace for some ...
... the men making the leather bags. Also on offer were exotic lizards and birds. After finding our way out of the maze of Souks we went back through the square where the snake charmers were in full force. There were also men with monkeys. We headed towards the Koutoubia Mosque which dates from about 1147. It is not open to non-Muslims so we just looked around the outside and also at the ruins next door of the original mosque which ...
... having written down the names of 3 hostels we could possibly stay. Preparation ZERO! When checking prices of the bus transportation we ran into 3 more people with similarly desperate faces to ours so in the end six of us took a taxi to the old town, paying 30 Dhs. per person (which, of course, wasn't the originally agreed price...we ****** it up for the first time :))). We were walking around the old town's square maybe for more than 1,5 hours till we finally found the first ...
... very limited French. So conversation between us was almost non-existant. We had a lovely meal in a cafe overlooking the square, Bryony and i sharing a lamb tangine and a vegetarian cous-cous. The Brits and us shout dinner for Andrew, Darryn and Maddy, say our goodbyes to everyone and are very glad to be tucked up in warm, comfortable beds by around 9:30.
We both hope the rest of the trip is less taxing on our ...
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