Saturday, July 14, 2012


July 7, 2012

Marrakesh, the ancient city and major tourist destination, is all that it is hyped up to be. Construction cranes dot the skyline with new resorts seemingly everywhere beyond the medina walls.

The major attraction is the "Djemaa el-Fna" square in the middle of the walled city. It is literally an 24/7 circus with snake charmers, fortune tellers, musicians, monkeys, Moroccan clowns, orange juice vendors, hawkers imploring you to a restaurant, traders in just about everything vying for space amongst zooming motorbikes, cars, dazed tourist, and horse drawn carriages.

It was too much for us. We walked around it for about 30 minutes, ate some food, looked at each other, and returned to our hotel.

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