23 September 2015: We made it to Marrakech late last night, courtesy of a Ryan Air 737-800 that seemed to keep absorbing passengers and their oversized, overweight carry-on luggage well beyond the point where it should have been full. By the end only one seat was empty: right next to me, as luck had it.
I relive last year’s fantastic holiday by bringing posts over from the trip blog. This doesn’t aim to be identical to the trip blog, but an improvement, with text edits and more / better photos. Find all these posts under the tag: Spain2015.
In spite of temperatures, first in the 30s (Celsius) and then in the 40s, we went out a couple of times and roamed the streets.
Tomorrow we will be picked up at 8 am in front of Cafe de France for our desert tour. This morning we found the cafe and then explored some of the souks, the stalls in tiny streets in the Medina, the old town.
Take tiny narrow cobbled streets, add stalls, foot traffic, donkey carts, motorbikes, even cars. Everything exists in the same physical space. Scooters and motorbikes come in every configuration and carry everything imaginable. Deb spotted one scooter that carried 2 men with a goat between them.
Tomorrow is Eid, the important religious festival of the sheep. Families buy a sheep and sacrifice it. We saw many sheep in handcarts or on the backs of motorised trike carts.
There were many cats in the souks especially around the stalls selling chicken, but also just resting in the shade.
Marrakech is a thriving, bustling, vibrant place, but I’m still fighting off a cold and sleeping more than usual.
Tonight I must pack, ready for our early start and long travel tomorrow. I’ll simply add some photos from all we saw today.