Posted By Dorrit, Coen, Sophie, Marlies & Leonie

from a city point of view, Marrakesh was as exotic as it had been promised. We spent two days in this wonderful and diverse city where you miss all sense of direction. To take a rest, there is mint tea everywhere. Marrakesh is too packed with snake charmers, donkey carts and labyrinthine alleyways. We first visited the action-packed Djeema el-Fna square. For Sophie and Marlies this was breath taking. All sorts of snakes were piped out of their baskets, monkeys acted like acrobats, made saltos and even saluted and when we just looked around for a second, a little folclore ensemble started their musical act.
Furthermore there were storytellers, magicians, henna sellers, trained squirrels, more snakes and many many people. 


We visited the beautiful Bahia palace with its many orientally decorated rooms and courtyards. We let ourselves go with the flow through the endless souqs with silver art, antiques, handycrafts, wood- and leather shops that cover the early cleaning and painting upto the manufacturing of clothes and other items and of course the uncountable markets where everything was being sold; turtles, gekkos, perfume ingredients and spices. This was all being decorated with ancient gates and colorful patios and a diverse mix of locally dressed Moroccans. One could spent two weeks or more in this city...
As the dogs stayed on the campsite and the girls shouldn't be over-impressed, we spent the afternoons in and around the campsite pool.

 


Because the end of the month is approaching we left Marrakesh and headed up north. We drove the motorway to Casablanca where we spent the night near the beach so the girls could try to find a clean place to play in the sand. Sophie said she was looking forward to more beach but we wait for more (and cleaner) beach until we are in Portugal.

 

 

 
1 Comment(s):
mawil said...
De luxe 'borrelbad'foto staat nu op m'n bureaublad. xxxx
May 2, 2012 10:10:51
 
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