Marrakesh

I’ve been to Marrakesh before but I think it was about 15 years ago.     I think at the time we stayed in a hotel closer to the Square.  This time the Riad we are staying in is in the “Old Town”.    We had a transfer from the airport that got us into the city, then we were met by a guide from the hotel.   Its was about a 10 minute walk to the hotel from where the bus dropped us off.    Lots of noise and smells, and crazy italian level small motorbikes everywhere.   I don’t remember them from last time.   I was in trouble with the locals within 5 minutes for taking photos.   Its against the religion to have your image taken, I know that, and I work very hard always not to have random people in my photos.   As it  was I was able to prove that the only person in the photo was Howie.   They need to get a grip – if they don’t won’t their photos taken don’t launch in front of the camera the minute it is raised.  And stop with the hypocrisy – giving over money won’t make it any better.  You’ll notice most of the photos I’ve taken are up high – away from people.   Not an issue as most of the interesting stuff is rarely at ground level.   Its an amazing place to be, the lots of colour, movement, smells, people.   The noise in Place Hemaa El Fna is unbelievable. Drums for the dancers, snake charmers with horns, people yelling to get your attention.

Local transport.

Local transport.

Graffiti - Morrocan style

Graffiti – Morrocan style

Inside our Riad

Inside our Riad

Mint tea.

Mint tea.

On the penthouse terrace - which is where we are.   Noice!

On the penthouse terrace – which is where we are. Noice!

Lanes.

Lanes.

Spice Markets

Spice Markets

Spice markets

Spice markets

Chameleon baby

Chameleon baby

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4 Responses to Marrakesh

  1. Thomas says:

    Stumble across your blog, and it looks like you are having a good time over there. You’re pictures are also incredible. Anyways, I’m a Peace Corps Volunteer and am looking for people to help me out with a project for my English class in Mozambique. There’s more info on the Postcard Project tab on my blog. Let me know if you’d be able to help out. Haven’t gotten anything from Morocco yet

    • Lizzi says:

      I’d be happy to send a postcard to you. I use Touchnote for my postcards so it will be interesting to see if it reaches you. Good luck with your project. The postcard will be off Marrakesh but will most likely be sent from the UK – hope this is ok. L.

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