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... get on that vino sharon. I despair... Touch down! And it's thunderstorming....for like 10 mins of downpour. Met Lara who had to wait while my passport controller went for a cheeky slash and a mint tea, holding up the line for a good 30 mins. Shared a taxi to the place jemaa el fna, met a helpful young laddo who took us to the road....who also asked for a tip, ...
... was only starting to come alive. The square was littered with street performers, henna artists, men with monkeys and a variety of other entertainers. The food market stalls all looked fairly similar and we settled for the first one that offered an English menu. It didn't take long as it was becoming apparent English was much more widely spoken here then the rest of Morocco. Nonetheless we had been extremely impressed with most of the Moroccans we had ...
... as I’ve said before Moroccans aren’t big on street signs) so we ended up having to pay someone to take us there. No one does anything for free here. The Riad is lovely and it is quite nice to be back in a room with a proper sized bed and an ensuite!
In the evening, after having a rest and a shower, we headed out into the famous Place Jemaa el-Fna square. This is another UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also ...
... made a joke), every single person was fine and went on with their business....even when we walked into a shop and left with nothing. If you are nice to them, they reciprocate. If you ignore them, or say no like an ass...they probably won't be so nice. It's pretty simple really. With all that said, the souks were cool, huge and had some of the least amount of hassle so far. The night bizzarr in the main square was one of the more entertaining markets that we have ever been to (refer to the ...
... br> But with events having taken a different turn I'm up and feeling much better, so decided to surprise him as a welcoming committee at Marrakech airport. Suitably happy to see me we hop in a cab back to the Sofitel and grab some breakfast together. Most of the other riders are up by now so come and say hi, glad to see colour back in my cheeks and Paul and Rod both welcome Coman to Morocco.
Once we've eaten (still only a few mouthfuls in my case) we go up to ...
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