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January 11th to March 9th, 2014 Af-ri-ca! The three syllables are easily reduced to a cliché. An older generation formed their first impression of the dark continent watching buffed American actor Johnny Weissmuller swinging from limb to limb hollering out his supremacy as Lord of the Jungle. Younger people were more likely introduced to her through an animated Disney character with a thick mane ...
... up out of the surging swells of the south Atlantic. The air is heavy with swirling marine mist. Fynbos clings to the flanks of the steep slopes. The soundscape is dominated by the thundering rhythmic crash of the surf. Frigid green water washes the sugary white shore. We scamper along the edge of the continent, peering over the dizzying cliffs to the turbulent sea. Smashed Dutch and Portuguese shipwrecks are hidden in the black volcanic reefs below. ...
... to be tradition, but is practiced not for tradition but rather for the entertainment of those who want to see tradition, what has it become? I wonder if the people performing feel as though tradition has been devalued by the modernization.
On the plus side, I did get to hold a baby chameleon - whose eggs are used in traditional medicine. If you ever get the chance, look closely at their feet.
At leisure today...and I say that tongue in cheek. This place is not leisurely, it is a constant bombardment of the senses from the smell of food, drains and donkeys, the sounds of bikes, and snake charmers' flutes and drums, the sights of all the shops and people, the feel of the crowds, to the taste of mint tea. Then it's back to the Riad ...
... I can keep it up. I did not manage to learn much Arabic. Shakran- Thank you Shakran bisef- Thank you very much La - no Enshalla- god willing ( or something similar) Keep in mind, spelling is probably wrong. Lol. Here are some things I learned about Morocco... It's a beautiful country They speak French and Arabic (their own form of it) Muslim country Lots of the woman wear modern clothing, some with a Hijab, (the head scarf) some with out. I was ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking