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Jemaa El Fnaa Square, Marrakech  
   

Jemaa El Fnaa Square, Marrakech

Musician plays to his peacock
The Man Who Knew Too Much

February 5th 2020
We settled into a routine most mornings and caught the shuttle bus into the city. The first day in the city was a bit of a culture shock, but we knew now to avoid any contacts with the touts who waited near the bus stop at Freedom Square. Avoid eye contact and look purposeful. It was a steady walk up towards the main mosque and the huge Jemaa El Fnaa Square. The Hotel de Ville or Town Hall is on y ... read more
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Moroccan Flag In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
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11th February 2020

Because I could speak French, our tour guide encouraged me to go to the square alone one evening & it was GREAT!

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