A very quiet New Year's Eve

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December 31st 2009
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01 Unlocking01 Unlocking01 Unlocking

Charlotta is unlocking the huge door to our room.
Geo: 31.6334, -7.9996

Early this morning we left Essaouira by coach to Marrakech. We arrived early afternoon and got a taxi to our hotel. Our hotel was in the middle of the medina again. Our taxi could only take us to the main square- Djamaa el Fna. From here we began to make our way through the medina. We could only go so far until we became lost and had to ask for help. A local man was happy to assist us- for a fee of course! The riad was gorgeous. It seemed like a different world from the medina. The owner gave us mint tea and biscuits while we recovered from our journey.
We then moved into our room, freshened up and went for a wander through the souk in the medina.

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02 Us02 Us
02 Us

The three of us in the riad.
03 Medina03 Medina
03 Medina

Buildings in the medina.
04 Medina04 Medina
04 Medina

Wandering around the streets of the souk.
05 Souk05 Souk
05 Souk

Market stalls in the souk.
06 Souvenirs06 Souvenirs
06 Souvenirs

The souk is mainly full of souvenirs.
07 Souvenirs07 Souvenirs
07 Souvenirs

More souvenirs in the souk.
08 Turtles08 Turtles
08 Turtles

These turtles were for sale at a medicine stall.
09 Souvenirs09 Souvenirs
09 Souvenirs

More souvenir stalls.
10 Transport10 Transport
10 Transport

All transport goes in the souk- you have to keep your eyes and ears open and try to stay out of their way!
11  On the square11  On the square
11 On the square

Buildings on the Djemaa el Fna square.
12 Mosque12 Mosque
12 Mosque

A mosque on the Djemaa el Fna square.
13 Orange Juice13 Orange Juice
13 Orange Juice

A orange juice cart on the Djemaa el Fna square.
14 Shops14 Shops
14 Shops

Shops on the Djemaa el Fna square.
15 By the palm15 By the palm
15 By the palm

Me in front of the palm tree in the Djemaa el Fna square.
16 Books16 Books
16 Books

This guy on the Djemaa el Fna square is selling lots of books.
17 Shops and restaurants17 Shops and restaurants
17 Shops and restaurants

Some of the many shops and restaurants on the Djemaa el Fna square.
18 All the same18 All the same
18 All the same

All the olive stalls look exactly the same.
19 In the middle19 In the middle
19 In the middle

Lost in the middle of the souk.
20 Piled up high20 Piled up high
20 Piled up high

Lots of yummy olives piled up high.
21 In the middle21 In the middle
21 In the middle

In the middle of the souk.

12th December 2011

what type of turtle is this?

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