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Today dawns with a dazzling blue sky and perfect temperatures (low 70s) for our day of touring in Marrakech. We see an historic olive garden, a towering minaret, ancient tombs, a gorgeous palace, a warren of souks, and the vibrant central square. All of this is a full day in itself, but the social whirl dosn't stop. Tonight we ...
... br> A delightful welcome dinner follows at a Michelin rated restaurant in a hotel adjacent to ours. It is a palatial room, and we are seated at a circular table under a beautiful chandelier. A musician is playing a zither, and filling the rooms with soothing music as we enjoy traditional Moroccan salad, a tender beef couscous and traditional spiced oranges for dessert. The group is delightful, and we are in for some amazing adventures ...
I arrived in Morocco with school late on a Saturday night. the premise of the trip was 'education' but I think it mainly ended up being more of a holiday. The aim of our trip was to learn about the variety of religions in Morocco but over the trip I really learned: how to tie a head scarf; what Moroccan food is like; some basic Arabic; how to haggle in french and most of all 'educational' trips are not just ...
... stopped for a non moroccan lunch of pizza at a small cafe just five minutes from the palace. El Bahia means "The Beautiful" in Arabic and it is, but it is the painted, carved wooden ceilings that are unusual and most striking when you walk through each of the rooms, slightly reminiscent of a Tibetan monastery. Despite being a palace and having a lot of rooms, every single ceiling is different; no two rooms the same.
... 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 ...