La Mamounia Marrakech
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Quaint rooms with illogical electronic lighting.
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Trip to Wadi Rum then transfer to Bedouin jeeps (loose description). Very cold in desert with wind and about 10 C. Visited Bedoun tent where had tea and biscuits. Got pictures but lighting was poor. Visited Lawrence's Spring and Khazali Canyon. Then headed off to airport. Long flight to Morocco but pleasant. Now in Marrakech.
Visited the older section of the Medina and walked to Ben Youssef Medersa, a religious college founded in the 14th century. On foot, we visited the craftsmen of the Souk, viewing shops of leather makers and metal workers. Afterwards we drove to Bahia Palace for a tour. We ended the morning for a photo op at Koutoubia Mosque. We had a great buffet lunch then spent some time at the spa.
... and they should mind their own business !
First bit of anger we have seen all week really.
The Ali Ben Youssef Medersa, next to the mosque is a very old Muslim theological college, opened in 14th Century. It used to house over 900 students in 132 small dormitory rooms and, so we were told, only one bathroom ! It was a stunningly beautiful building. The mosaics, carvings and delicate trellis work was overwhelming. ...
... sites are mosques that are not open to non-Muslims. In Marrakech (where I am trying to decide how to fill 2 days), over half the sites in my guidebook are either not open to the public or are not open to non-Muslims. Of the remaining, several are local parks and 1 is a former palace that was once the most beautiful in the world but has been completely stripped bare. ...
Today we drove through the High Atlas Mountains and you can forget what I said yesterday about their height relative to the Middle Atlas - they rise to over 13,000 feet. We drove through the Tizi-N-Tichka Pass - a spectacular sight. Of course the road is narrow, for 100 km there were no straight sections, the road was washed out and somewhat patched in many areas and there were a dozen or more places where something had crashed through the guardrail (and presumably plunged to ...