Thursday, April 15, 2010

Morrocco, Africa!

Since I am so close, I took a trip to Morrocco in March. 2010. We took a ferry across the straight of Gibraltar to Tangier. Its like traveling across the border to Mexico from Texas, only everyone speaks Arabic. The women wear kaftans, which basically covers all skin on thier body sans the face. When stepping off the boat and going into a village you get hassled by beggars and people selling anything they think you'll buy. Its a neat experience, the markets are very old fashioned, and they chop off the chicken's head right in front of you.
A cat looking for dinner.....
A part of the market......it was raining.....very normal for me.
We went to a town called Chefchaouen as well.....very neat little town with blue painted walls everywhere and narrow streets. The locals paint it blue to keep mosquitoes and spiders away, and it helps with the summer heat.
We had a hilarious guide who took us to every carpet shop he had friends in.....
We also had a chance to ride a camel for one euro! It was raining so it didnt feel authentic. (camels are more abundant in mid to south Africa, they shipped a few camels up to Morrocco for the tourists to ride)

 I hear that the further south you travel, into Casablanca, Fes, Marrakesh in Morrocco, it gets even better.

3 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to go to Morocco! Jealous!

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  2. Aww, its like you and the camel are brothers. Adorable!

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