Riad Ibn Battouta
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... wifi. There are never any women at the cafe's. The only time we saw women at a cafe, was either we were at a tourist cafe, or it is a very special cafe where couples go. Jess was the only woman in the one we went to, but she didn't mind. The Moroccan men can sit for hours at the cafe's and do nothing. This goes well with the "Moroccian time" thing I mentioned in the last blog, but I think it would drive North Americans crazy. The showers in Morocco are also unique. You have two ...
... br> the bus before the Palace of Mohammed VI and walked to it and beyond.
We walked east for around and hour and a half and then into the
medina weaving through the streets. 9400 streets in the medina
apparently but they were so quiet as it was Friday (day of prayer)
and 97% of the shops were shut.
time we turned around we had walked all the way to the east end of
the city and past the tanneries we visited yesterday. ...
... I’m not sure if this is the reason. I’m assured there are plenty of guard dogs around and a few pet dogs owned by the affluent, but there are certainly very few on the streets. It’s also very obvious that many women are married to considerably older men, with a gap of 20-25 years not at all uncommon. It seems that Moroccan women’s demands in marriages extend to home ownership and solid work positions (I do recall something very similar ...
... times where I have been around a poor blind man and the craftsman will leave his job to help him find his way. Morocco is such a caring country and that is one of the reasons why I do not want to leave. The United States has its nationalism but when it comes down to it, it is about caring and having a family (family and friends). When a beggar is pleading for food, it is the good will of the people to help him and give him a sense of ...
... be helpful, offers us some mandarines but it is hard to get some piece and quiet. I step out of the compartment briefly to stretch my legs and rest my ears and when I return 5 minutes later, Danny says goodbye and leaves. Apparently, he has used my absence to try and talk Bryony into buying a carpet (something in the vicinity of 2 to 3 thousand dollars - hah !).
The other gent who has been in our compartment gives us a knowing smile as Bryony and ...