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... be a little careful...but it's really cool to see such diverse things in one place! The Old City also has a couple palaces that are pretty neat; the artwork is all patterns-based and very intricate because it's against their religion to depict faces or animals in art--which is very different from what you tend to see in Europe. We also saw the gardens around the giant mosque across from the main square, which were gorgeous. One of my friends did ...
... about here. I, Alex Noiret, always like to assume the best of people. I assume that others want to help me out of the goodness of their hearts. But here, you can't even allow help to happen unless you're willing to pay up after. It's not said, but it's expected. Anyway - we're in the private van on our way towards the Atlas Mountains. Ali is our driver - he said "just think of Ali Babba! You'll remember". He speaks great English, surprisingly, and is kind. His wife is from San Diego, ...
Marrakech was hot. At least for me coming from the San Fran area and spending most of my Morocco time on the Atlantic coast or mountains. It was around 110-deg during the day. So the days were generally spent inside the hostel waiting for it to cool down. Late afternoon and early evening involved lunch and a short walking excursion in the medina. After sunset was when you spent your time outside (you couldn't do too much during the ...
... I pull out my 70 dh and they say, no 300 dh. I call BS and we argue for a bit which is hard to do. They say the prices on the photos are to buy the photos. More arguing and I give them 170 dh and walk. Scammed because I forgot the most important rule: Confirm the price first moron!
While this was happening the others went to watch the snake charmers where they were scammed too somehow. I counldn’t follow the Spanish and lost something ...
... cool, quiet hideaway from all the madness just outside our doors.
When we were out during the days, we had horrible allergy issues. Im not sure if it was the season or all the dust being kicked up from the dirt. It was very dry and busy with constant movement from people, vehicles, and animals. We were close to miserable and when we found a KFC, it was a bit of respite from all the chaos outdoors. It had food that seemed ...