Tag Archives: Marrakesh

Snake Charmer Marrakesh

Snake Charmer MarrakeshYou’ve just got to love Marrakesh. There’s just a lot of weirdness there. The weirdest things are the guys with the snakes and the guys with the monkeys. I learned to stay away from both as soon as I got there. As soon as I saw a guy heading towards me with a boa constrictor in his hands and I had the feeling he was just itching to put that snake around Continue reading

Me in Alley to Hostel Marrakesh

Me in Alley to Hostel MarrakeshThat’s me. That’s the street, alley, path, walkway, or whatever you want to call it that leads to the hostel where we stayed. The hostel was actually at the end behind me. It was a dead-end. There were no cars that were going to drive down this lane. We rarely saw anyone that wasn’t coming or going to the hostel. Street noise was virtually non-existent. The place was so hard to find we had to pay someone to take us there. Luckily, they only wanted 10 dirhams or $1.25. Strangely enough, that’s how a lot of young people make money in Marrakesh. They take tourists places. The charge the tourists for taking Continue reading

Train Station Marrakesh

Train Station MarrakeshThis is the Marrakesh Train Station. Actually, it could be any one of several of the major train stations in Morocco. They all seem to look alike from the front. It seems that they must have redone the image of the stations at some time in the past few years. All of the stations that I saw tended to look very modern now both on the inside and the outside Continue reading

Djemaa El Fna Night Food Market Marrakesh

Djemaa El Fna Night Food Market MarrakeshIt’s something of a long story. This is the short version. I met David in Rabat and we traveled together to Marrakesh. In Marrakesh we got a hostel and that evening we went out to find something to eat. It was my idea to go away from the central square because the shops there looked expensive. After walking, walking, and walking Continue reading