So I am a little behind the ball game, try 8 months behind, but better late than never!
The real world kind of got in the way of me finishing my travel blog, you know, those pesky little things called work and responsibilities.
Now, I’ll start where I left off. Morocco – first stop Marakech.
We were extremely spoilt and got to spend two weeks in Morocco with Joe’s family, doing our own private tour.
Having spent quite a bit of time in Hostels and some rather shabby hotels, we were a bit beside ourselves when we arrived at the Riad we were staying in for the next couple of nights.
Greeted with delicious spicey short bread and a pot of sweet Moroccan mint tea, we spent some time just taking in our surroundings and remembered no to embarrass ourselves by gawking too much or breaking anything with our oversized packs. After our much anticipated reunion with Joe’s family (we didn’t cause a scene) we decided to mosey around Jemaa el Fna Square.
The next day we had a private tour (the guide was a bit disappointing but I won’t go into detail on that) filled with riad, medina, museum and palace visits in the old town.
Yes, you can pick yourself up a chameleon at the local souk. Unfortunately according to our guide, these little guys aren’t bought as pets. Apparently Chameleons have medicinal powers, magical powers, cure infidelity and are murderous, amongst many others things. There is an interesting read here on the various uses of chameleons in Morocco.
After sporting a rather wispy, long do, Joe decided to get the chop at a local barber. Of course, the lovely man couldn’t speak much English and the extent of our Arabic and French vocabulary was and still is, little to none (there were very few words spoken and lots of nodding was involved) which made the idea even more appealing and yes, I documented the process.
Not sure where this is going…
Our last night in Marakech we spent on the roof of our riad watching the day disappear into dusk.
The next morning we set out with our lovely driver, Omar, towards the Atlas mountains.