Museum of Marrakech

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  • Day141

    Marrakech, Morocco

    September 24, 2017 in Morocco ⋅ ☀️ 37 °C

    I love Marrakesh!! In comparison to Fes, it is a lot newer and more suited to tourists. There are parts that remind me of Dubai, and other parts that remind me of the slums in Kenya so it was nice to see a bit of everything. On our drive to Marrakech, we stopped at a local restaurant in the middle of the road and had a delicious meal full of Moroccan tagines, salads and desserts! For 11€ per person, it was the best buffet meal we’d had Our CostSaver tour offered a few optional excursions for the group in Marrakech but I’d decided we didn’t need to do them as we’re so used to doing things on our own without 50 other people around. We visited the famous Jamaa El Fna Square on our first night and were amazed at the hundreds of people that were there. No wonder it’s one one the most famous squares in the world!! There are stalls set up with games for kids, roulette style gambling, food markets and then a whole world of markets through small passage ways. Nana definitely didn’t enjoy the haggling from shop owners to buy their products and every time she showed a bit of interest in something they pounced on her! I’d been on the look out to buy a beaded cloth to hang on my wall at home and managed to find this beautiful blue one that will look so cool - one more heavy thing for Nana to take home in her suitcase! The next day the our group went on their excursion to a local village and we were left to our own devices. I knew I wanted to learn how to cook Moroccan food and found a cooking class in town that offered a variety of lessons. Originally I wanted to do the three hour class where you’d learn how to make tea, bread, salad, tagine main and dessert however it was fully booked so instead, I booked a one hour class and was able to chose the meal we cooked. When I told Nana what we were doing she was a bit skeptical and unexcited about the whole thing, mainly because we’d had a late night before and she was tired, but I wasn’t going to let that stop us. We arrived at the hotel and were taken upstairs to the most amazing kitchen I’ve ever seen for cooking classes! It was brightly colored with Moroccan crockery, individual cooking stations and tv screens to watch the chef. It was probably the most hygienic and clean place we’d been since arriving in Morocco. Surprisingly, there was only Nana and I there with the chef and assistant so we got to have 1-1 teaching which was really cool. We cooked a delicious chicken tagine with caramelized apricots and the best part was seeing how easy it is to cook with natural herbs and spices. The chef gave us our own mini tagines (terra-cotta cooking pot) to take home which was so sweet and unexpected because the price we paid for the class definitely didn’t include a take home tagine! We enjoyed our self made meal, probably the best Moroccan meal I’ve had, and couldn’t wipe the smiles off our faces. It wasn’t long after the class that we were off again as I’d booked a sunset camel ride for eight of us! This wasn’t something our tour offered but I knew I wanted to do it and some of the others in our tour wanted to as well. We got dressed up in turbans and kaftans and rode the camels for an hour as the sun set in the distance. Nana never thought it was something she’d do but it was pretty awesome (and hilarious) watching her get on and off the camel, and another thing she can say she’s done! It was also in Marrakech that Nana was offered her second and third dowery of 100,000 camels and half of Marrakech in exchange for me - both offers a substantial increase from the 10 carpets in Fes but I’m happily not for sale!Read more

  • Day3

    Medersa Ben Youssef

    April 10, 2014 in Morocco ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Hinter dem Souk Cherratine, dem Souk der Lederhändler liegt die Moschee Ben Youssef von 1120. Direkt daneben befindet sich die Medersa Ben Youssef.

    Vermutlich bereits im 14. Jhd. gegründet war die Medersa ben Youssef als größte islamische Koranschule einst der wichtigste und mächtigste Ort der islamischen Welt. Das heutige prächtige Aussehen erhielt sie allerdings erst 1570 durch den Saadier Abdallah El Ghalib, an dessen Grab wir heute auch schon standen.Read more

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