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... In the U.S.A., when we're young, we're told we can do anything we want.
S (a girl, impressed): You're lucky.
S: In Morocco, girls aren't allowed to travel and do what they want. It's a patriarchy.
S (another girl): I disagree.
J: Is it a patriarchy?
S (mostly boys): No!
S (mostly girls): Yes.
S (in agreement): It "was" a patriarchy. Things are changing now.
S: What do you think of ...
As for me, I wandered around Morocco like a human yo-yo, not knowing which way to go. I followed an exotic woman to an exotic town one day, for lack of anything better to do.
"Bonjour. Ca va?" her full lips had greeted me. I tied my necklace around the darkish skin of her neck, beneath the white bandana covering her hair. She'd asked for the necklace. We couldn't communicate verbally. In a graceful motion, ...
... other campers, and an “attendant” directing us in. So, in we went, paid the “official government attendant” 30 DH (about 2 Euro), and here we are with a beautiful waterfront sunset view, guarded by Mohammed, drinking the wine from the ticket agent, watching the train to Marrakesh, and generally getting into the Morocco groove! Who knows when we will see electricity at a campground again, let alone wifi to send a posting, but I guess you will know the answer as ...
... very colourful and immaculately dressed Moroccan soldiers/guards, standing on all 4 corners of the gallery, plus one at each side of the arched entrances. Surprisingly, photos could be taken within the mausoleum. I walked around, admiring pairs of Moroccan soldiers on horseback, flanking the 2 entrances to the entire Hassan Tower and mausoleum complex. I returned via the original tower to walk around the impressive gardens, maintained below, but they were locked ...
True Date: December 18, 2008
6 hours, 5.2 kms
"Ain el Aouda" translated: The Eye of the Horse, is a fast growing town where Rabatis looking for cheaper land to build houses on are moving to. There's a bit of industry sprouting up ...