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... to do. I knew a few other things that Dina wanted to buy so I figured immersing myself in the business of the Medina would be a good start. I headed in and once again was full on inside of the middle of Morocco, getting harassed by people to buy things and having some banter with certain shop owners. I started out with a leather bag, but I knew it was going to be an absolute mission considering that Morocco is renowned for its leather. So the prices would be ...
... back in the red leather chairs, taking the time to relax after our ordeal in the frantic streets outside and prepared ourselves to re-enter the fray.
With trepidation, we left our sanctuary and headed back, our three trusty maps in hand, quite prepared to lose ourselves in the maze of streets, but hopeful that we would see at least a few of the attractions we were aiming for. Making a mental note of house numbers, signposts and landmarks to help to guide us ...
...from Marrakesh Airport to
1) Aït Benhaddou
2) M'Goun, Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Draa, Morocco
3) Gorges du Dadès (Boumaine)
4) Nkob, Souss-Massa-Draa, Morocco
5) Tata, Guelmim-Es Semara, Morocco
6) Tafraoute, Souss-Massa-Draa, Morocco
7) Sidi Ifni, Souss-Massa-Draa, Morocco
8) Oued Behril, Souss-Massa-Draa, Morocco
...then back to Marrakesh ...
... although we did stop so I could gather a couple of argan nuts to see what they were like - basically green and hard like almonds without the furry skin.
Farewelled Hassan and Mubarak at Marrakesh airports with exchanges of emails and cash for the lads, than a wait (and a rush) for the plane to Lisbon.
Flight was easy, waited hours for baggage to unload, the made our way to the Hotel Astoria for the night.
Waking at 8am to the sounds of cockerels and bells, we had breakfast on the roof terrace. Blue sky- hot day. Our breakfast included moroccan flat pancakes, honey, pain au chocolate orange juice, french set yogurt and hot chocolate- yum & only 40 MAD!
We quickly enjoyed our breakfast before the wasps dived into the honey.
We wandered to the gardens surrounding the Koutoubia mosque. We walked past water sellers and ...