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Morocco day 8 – Marrakesh

April 14, 2016

Today the aim – was to enjoy the wonderful sights, sounds and people of Marrakesh!

First up breakfast…yummo! a traditional Moroccan breakfast.
(check out poor Lachie’s face – he is over Moroccan pancakes by now and ready to get back to his weetabix!)

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We headed out of the medina

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Saadian Tombs

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a walk through the Jewish quarter

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Then Palais Badii

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Home for a rest

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Lunch at Rotisserie de La Paix in La Ville Novelle
(where Eli & Lachie got chased (happily) by a goose)

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Through the brightly coloured serenity in Le jardin majorelle with its Yves Saint Laurent memorial

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A caleche (horse-drawn carriage) back to Jemaa El Fna (the main square)

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through the streets of the ville novelle in Marrakesh (new town)
(notice the last one where it has a speaker in the tower of the medina – this is where those 5am calls come from!)

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A wander around the Jemaa El Fna square past the stalls and snake charmers to get a little henna work done for Eli
(yes – it looks nothing like its picture – and to think we have it for three weeks!)

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and through the souks of the medina, back to the hotel with a mohito (or two…) by the pool.

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then a crazy crazy rush to get to the Fantasma – the spectacular of local dance and horseman ship….first stop through Ali Barber’s cave

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First we got to meet the team demonstrating the traditional music and outfits from regions around Morocco.

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In the spirit of sharing Lachie show-cased a little NJ style break dancing…

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Then there was the horsemanship show that included belly dancers and a flying carpet!

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After telling us we had to be there at 8:30pm, the show didn’t start until 10:45pm and we were in the car post-show headed home at 11:30pm…as E+L put it there was a whole lot of waiting…it was interesting to see but we certainly wouldn’t recommend this as a highlight of Marakesh.

Another interesting day 🙂

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