Tag Archives: Marrakech

Vignette

Thursday, 4 August 2011

I had two hours before the train left. Two hours in which I had to successfully find my hostel – not an easy task, especially in the falling twilight – repack my bags, carry them bodily to the main square, acquire a taxi, drive to the station, and board the train. I had enough time. But I wasn’t eager to dawdle, and I was walking briskly.

The lane was narrow, no more than two feet across. Ahead, I could hear the excited chatter of little boys around the bend. They came into view, and one of them, perhaps eleven years old, defiantly placed his arms athwart the passage, staring me down, daring me to continue.

I did.

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Nice Shot

Thursday, 4 August 2011

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Koutoubia

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Curbs

Thursday, 4 August 2011

The curbs which remind me of India:

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Just like India

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Taxi!

Thursday, 4 August 2011

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Walking is better.

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Saadian Tombs

Thursday, 4 August 2011

As wikipedia explains,

The Saadian tombs in Marrakech date back from the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were only recently discovered (in 1917) and were restored.

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The Saadian Tombs

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The Saadian Tombs

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The Saadian Tombs

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The Saadian Tombs

This tomb has a vigilant guardian:

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Frightful.

And I thought the leaves of this tree, which had some nut-like fruit as well, were very beautiful. Maybe dad knows what it is:

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…but nearly all trees are beautiful, in my eyes.

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Alley

Thursday, 4 August 2011

The fact that these often have dead ends can be disconcerting for the shortcut-taker.

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Disconcerting

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Snake Charmers

Thursday, 4 August 2011

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Many snakes, no legs.

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Shoes

Thursday, 4 August 2011

My shoes, which are just about dead. Usually I’ll continue wearing them until they’re impossible to wear, and I feel a bit guilty about tossing them away already. But I need the luggage room!

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Pretty done.

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Hostel

Thursday, 4 August 2011

The Equity Point hostel in Marrakech – a nice place to stay, if you can find it. Which I’ve had an embarrassing amount of difficulty doing on more than one occasion.

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The hostel

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The hostel

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The hostel

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The hostel

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Whoops

Thursday, 4 August 2011

This morning I either misplaced or had slyly taken from me about 200 Moroccan dirham, worth a bit less than $20. Which sucks, but either way it’s my fault, because I should have been more vigilant, or less absent-minded. And it wasn’t my entire supply of Moroccan currency. It just makes me feel a bit sad, is all.

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