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... our attention. It was enough to win us over, and we had little kids doing somersaults for entertainment.
Then came the bartering... where I went out with a bang! I bartered a mint tea set for 200 dirhams, a chess set for 250, leather flipflops for 100 and a set of purses for Laura for 30. With all of us feeling happy with our purchases we were off to the good ol' Salama bar to appreciate the belly dancers. A good way to see off our time in Morocco.
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After breakfast we grabbed a local bus and headed back to the medina for a more informed tour of the area. We met our guide outside the large mosque from the previous night and got to know a little bit more about it - fitting 60,000 worshippers at a time, it was built immediately next to the ruins of another mosque that was torn down for being too liberal. The minaret of the mosque stands 77 metres tall (with an interior ramp that was once used by the prayer caller to ...
... the only place people didn't want to talk to me and there were no pictures allowed in the place, there was also something about the guy that ran the place.
Marrakech was an amazing experience but sadly there is a good amount of poverty. There were people sleeping on the side of streets that were pretty dirty, mothers with their children begging for money, and all sorts of people that looked very hungry. It ...
... body weight.
Then as she tried to walk away he grabbed her wrist. Here we go again. This time I managed to get neatly between them and while I didn't think trying to prize his fingers off was a smart idea, he let go soon enough. I didn't have too many problems away from the square - hostel staff were all lovely, the restaurant I went to every night was very friendly, plus while walking outside the city wall I never had any trouble. But make no mistake: in that square, ...
... where are you going Mr? Where are you going?'. These children are menaces and their threatening behaviour should be avoided. As we continued to calmly continue this act, a bigger boy approached and showed us his lack of teeth. We soon speeded up to be set upon by another much larger child, possibly a man who gave us directions then threw our only change back in our faces. This characterised a somewhat ...