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... eat with your fingers. You had to rotate it with your pointer, middle, and ring fingers, and pack it with your thumb to make a ball so you could pop it into your mouth in one bite. I somewhat got the hang of this. Jessica only sometimes ditched her fork for her fingers, because if she did, she had to use her right hand and not her left. The left hand is considered the unclean hand, the hand you wipe yourself with, so you usually use your right hand to eat. Hassan took us to a cafe to ...
... We walked through the neighbouring aqua
park in order to reach the main road and get the bus. A bus stopped
and the bus driver got out to tell us to walk up the road in order to
get the bus. Moroccans are so helpful and it is not fair to assume
that they are doing it with a n ulterior motive. This bloke for
example had to stop the bus and had no reason to even do so. As it
happens, he was our bus driver on the way back!
... to the inevitable carpet store. I was off on another tour of the carpet world, but thankfully supplemented by the owner’s offer of some Moroccan tea! It didn’t last too long and the owner let me go with a smile, so both were a pleasant surprise!
It’s surprising here that, once again, there are many, many cats and hardly any dogs. Someone told me dogs are considered very low down in the Muslim pecking order, seen as the lowest of the ...
... carried over throughout the day and it made me link together other places that I have been in Morocco. There is a definite class system of poor and homeless, to peasants, laborers and farmers, to middle class and to high class. It is interesting to actually witness this first hand however there is a point that is unique about it. People of all classes help and speak with one another, at least from that I have witnessed. There have ...
... until at a subsequent station we are joined by a Moroccan guy who introduces himself to us as Danny. Danny is probably late twenties and tells us he has an Australian girlfriend who works for ConTiki and that he himself is starting a travel agency. He has many tips for us about how we should get around Fez - don't trust the Riad, the Riad will only tell you what they want you to know etc. He knows someone who can help.....blah blah blah. He is trying ...