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Travel Blogs from Marrakech
... contradiction: harsh and cruel and unforgiving yet nourishing, symbiotic and ultimately resilient. Our visit here was brief but long enough to flood our imaginations. Her people are generous and warm but, like so many of us, deeply stained by a narrative of plunder and oppression. Her land is open and wild, at times bordering on the mythological. Her abundance of life in incomprehensible. Unlike any ...
... up out of the surging swells of the south Atlantic. The air is heavy with swirling marine mist. Fynbos clings to the flanks of the steep slopes. The soundscape is dominated by the thundering rhythmic crash of the surf. Frigid green water washes the sugary white shore. We scamper along the edge of the continent, peering over the dizzying cliffs to the turbulent sea. Smashed Dutch and Portuguese shipwrecks are hidden in the black volcanic reefs below. ...
- They love negotiating.
- As a Spanish speaking person they generally charge you less than an English speaking person.
- The most typical beverage being served is a cup of mint tea. In many places it's a part of hospitality and you're not required to pay.
- Hammam is a typical Moroccan spa which is both - deep cleaning and relaxing.
- Local currency is called Dirham (1 EUR = 10 Dhs).
- Local languages: Moroccan, Berber, French.
... down rose petals as they walked in - or rather, undulated into the room. The music blared loudly from the speakers, and the belly dancers split up amongst the different areas of the restaurant, jingling and rolling and vibrating their way across the rooms. The candle women were covered in costumes to the floor and to the elbows, and each had a huge tray balanced on their head which was covered in lit candles and tea kettles. Incredible. ...
... courtyard were decorated in classical Moroccan styles, makes our churches look boring!
After that, we wondered back into the souqs in an attempt to fine the Mouasssine Fountain, but inevitably got lost, again! Abandoning the fountain search, we head back through the main square and south towards the Dar Si Said (former Master Artisans palace), which housed the Museum of Moroccan Arts. Lots of interesting exhibits about Moroccan arts and crafts were on display here.