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... weren’t respected in France (indeed, the French kept colonial soldiers sequestered in lovely but nonetheless segregated gardens), and part of it had to do with French exoticism. Nationalists criticized the construction of the Mosque for all these reasons, especially since attached to the Mosque is a salon du thé where French elites could go to enjoy mint tea and indulge their love of couscous. To boot, the Mosque was basically on the other side of town from where ...
... the thread, a musical instrument shop and then a leather cooperative. Wow it was just extraordinary! We were pretty exhausted by the end of all that and it was 2.00. We then went back to the hotel for lunch. Mr Soussi, our Moroccan guide, tells us jokes on the bus usually firstly in Spanish, to which the South Americans laugh uproariously, and Mr Soussi breaks into his own unique laugh (something like Kerrie O'Keefe) so much that can't get it out ...
... anything. It's a Unesco cultural heritage site which preserves this society.
I did manage to buy some lovely silk like fabrics made from thread pulled out of a cactus that looked like agave, and woven into long spindles in the back alleys of Fez. John scored a gorgeous leather briefcase (hmmm, so he is planning to go back to work someday?) the kids picked up various little trinkets. ...
... we didn't have one, the other Peregrine group had a police escort through the market. We had a local guide, Hamid who then invited s into his home for a traditional cous cous meal. This was home made cous cous (not out of the packet like us!) and how light and fluffy it was! Accompanied by vegetables and chicken it was delicious. A fruit platter followed then of course mint tea. We are being super careful with what we eat. Only food that is hot and that has not been washed in ...
... of Bab Mansour, Meknes’s most famous gate. I head that way, stopping for an mnsimmen and raib… and, just my luck, it looks like there’s some sort of procession heading up the street to the old medina.
At first it looks like a mega wedding, with multiple wedding type bands dressed in traditional attire and blowing long trumpets and beating on percussion instruments… But no, it’s just too big. It must be a parade of sorts. I squeeze my way ...