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... why didn't we do that to begin with ? ) we neared the correct school/museum. As we did a Moroccan chap told us that it was closed and we should go to the tanneries instead. We smiled and ignored him, but an Australian couple behind laughed and said he had told them the same thing yesterday. Well, the Moroccan did NOT take kindly to this and harangued this couple for a few minutes, using some choice English words and telling them it was ...
At dinner last night, this well traveled group was discussing that Morocco has been named (not sure by who) as the #1 travel destination in the world. Having been here for a week, we found this so surprising. Yes there are beautiful areas and yes, the medina shopping is a real experience and yes we all loved the camel ride in the Sahara. But in the cities the ...
... H&M clothing). But we headed to the famous medina and after a short tour of the palace of the last Sultan (and his 4 official wives and 28 unofficial wives) and a museum which could be thoroughly viewed in under 15 minutes, we were let loose on the souks. We saw snake charmers, monkey dancers, sellers of all kinds of Moroccan goods (some nice, some very trinkety). We are all getting better at bargaining but it's still uncomfortable. It's hard not to buy when you are ...
... two bedrooms, and a bathroom. The kitchen was downstairs and run by the staff. Every morning the staff made everyone in the riad a breakfast, and a dinner if you had pre-ordered it the day before.
The Souks/Jemaa el Fna Square
The one thing we did almost every single day was walk through the souks. For those of you who don’t know, souks are lots of little markets. The souks are like a labyrinth, you can ...
... date and realized that I had less than a month to go. At no point did I wish to fast-forward through the Dubai, Kilimanjaro, Cairo and Marrakech but I know that when I cross over into Europe a lot will change. I shall expand on these changes in the next chapter, but for now there was just one pre-Europe challenge remaining: Marrakech, Morocco.
Some friends of mine went to Marrakech on a family holiday a few years back and their account of it made me want to see it myself. ...