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    Djemaa El Fna

    January 8, 2020 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 11 °C

    The Djemaa El Fna Translating to “assembly of the dead”—in commemoration of public executions that occurred there in 1050 AD— Djemaa El Fna has taken on somewhat of a paradoxical nature, having blossomed into an area that is as full of life as the Sahara is full of sand. A cacophony of sounds ills the streets as musicians tune their instruments; snake charmers dazzle with their fascinating mix of danger and exotic ritual; food stalls line the streets; and a combination of horse-drawn carriages, motorbikes, and cars are relegated to the outskirts of the square as nightly pedestrian traffic takes center stage. This is an unforgettable locale for people-watching, and a great place to sample some local cuisine.Read more