|We were greeted with a "flowery" welcome upon arrival at our riad. Riads are the|
traditional "hotel" in Marrakech; basically old Jewish houses converted to B&Bs.
|We had a nice breakfast of some Moroccan pastries with butter, jam, honey (maybe the best I've had), eggs,|
fresh squeezed OJ, and coffee. And good coffee at that! It got us off on a good note for the big day ahead.
|Donkeys are a common form of transport and hauling in the streets of Marrakech, but we were on foot for the day.|
|The first place we visited was Palais Bahia.|
|One of our first glimpses of the spice towers. No idea how they get the spices to stand like this, but it is awfully neat!|
|This particular spice/herb shop really caught our eyes with it's vibrant colors.|
|We visited a school in the area. It had a neat courtyard inside. Notice the "Moorish" symmetry and arches.|
|Here's a dorm room window. Evidently the prince and princess of Spain took this photo (together), so it is now famous. Unfortunately someone (Lisa) had to take the photo...|
|Here we go, about to venture into the famous central market: the "souks"|
|Even in Morocco they have Trek bicycles!|
|Check out these olives!|
|You don't suppose we did all this venturing alone do you?! Most definitely not! Here is our tour guide telling us about the design/writing on these marble pillars. We had a nice tour, but we never actually learned our guide's name!|
|The restaurant was also a little bit of a tourist place! They had some entertainment|
dancers as the night progressed. Despite the touristic nature, it was still a good time.
|The next morning we were off and into the chaos again! This time on our own.|
|That was of course if we could get through the road block...|
We couldn't believe this van was driving down/through this narrow street!
|And our final lunch in Marrakech with the view onto the central plaza. It was quick, but the trip was well worth it!|