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We woke surprisingly chipper after a sleep in (it wouldn't last) and headed off for a breakfast as meager as the previous day, following it up with a trip to a restaurant get an actual meal to start us off. Back at the hotel we checked in on the others from the night before and found them in a bit of a state. With our bus leaving at 2pm, there wasn't much to do except pack bags and have a last look around the city. The evils of the previous night eventually caught me up and we had ...
... protected from the scandal that is women dancing). Lastly were the living quarters where his four official wives and their children lived (his favourite obviously occupying the most grand space). As with other cities in the tour we spent a lot of time negotiating the cramped alleyways of the medina. But at this time of the morning most of the souks were doubling as workshops: shopkeepers sitting dying leather goods and stitching bags and sandals; a chorus of tapping ...
... this time was comprised of a much broader age demographic - two teenagers with their parents, two older couples and two 30 something solo travellers, their nationalities ranging from British, to Canadian, Australian, Dutch and Austrian. It would make for an interesting group. We enjoyed drinks on the roof terrace, overlooking the sunset as it painted the city in front of us in golden hues, the minarets and rooftops glinting in the remains of the day, backed by the snow-covered peaks ...
... said some random Arabic sounding name she shook her head no, put a pouty face on and crossed her arms. Oooo cold shoulder from a little Moroccan tyke. Here, there are a lot of differences in the classroom; they're no plans throughout the days and things are very spontaneous, contrary to what the program head believes. Today we come into the classroom and after the kids recite the abcs in English we begin teaching some colors and, for the next two hours we do activities ...
... and some large colourful headphones. So, for a far from exhaustive list of things one could find if so inclined within the very loose confines of Djemaa el-Fna: Orange juice
Tarot card readers
Snake charmers (and agitated snakes, of course)
Monkeys (hissing and snatching hilariously, at least until they hit the end of their thick chains)