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... they expected us up for breakfast so early, as while we were still eating the young man reappeared with bags of oranges. They are going to get a real shock tomorrow then, we need breakfast by 7.30!!!
We had decided to walk to the tannery and were on our way by 9.30 to beat not only the heat but also the smell. Apparently the hotter it is, the more it smells! Shortly after entering the Medina we were approached by a young man who asked if we wanted him ...
... of all the walking.
Day 2: June 9, 2013
The next day we decided to take it a little bit easier and just went to the old city (Medina). We took the opportunity to write, read and start organizing our day trip to Meknes and Volubilis as well as our flight to Barcelona. At lunch time we decided to go to the same place as the day before due to a very reasonable price. The location was also good and we liked their dishes as well ...
... like it was a lot more in our face in Morocco. For example, our tour guide took us to the leather district, where you can see where they make leather. It is a very interesting experience, but the smell is borderline unbearable. (Sam’s comment: Eric is talking about our trip to the Tanneries, within the leather ...
- fruit, vege and date sellers
- camel butchers, fishmongers and people selling live chooks and ducks
- carpenters, weavers, and brass-workers
- a solo Aussie traveller called Tristan looking for some English-speaking company
- perfume sellers
- madrassahs, some ...
... boarding our plane, we walked downstairs and boarded a bus out onto the tarmac to our airplane! Casablanca airport has a train station that links it with Casablanca Voyages (Central). First stop an ATM then I line up for tickets while Bruce minds the bags. I have written out the train departure times, and destinations to give the ticket office. He initially speaks French then when he realises I am having trouble, he switches to English. Even though I am holding up the queue, ...