Two day impression of Marrakesh
I'm typing this using the free WIFI at the backpackers hostal I'm staying. It's amazing how well WIFI works each time I've visited Marocco. It also worked well when I visited Rabat last christmas. I've also been to Fez .
I came here hoping to get some sun, but it has been raining. It is a bit warmer than Italy. Apparently for Christmas children are given percussion instruments and they play them during this period. So some kid neighbour of the Riad (hostal) has been giving me a major headache.
You also meet fellow travellers, and so I bumped into a lady who has been bringing me up to date with the high tech industry in the Bay Area where she works.
I preferred Rabat to Marrakesh, but it might be more enjoyable than Fez. However, don't expect that much out of it. Two full days is sufficient to see it all. It has about 6 or 7 palaces to see. You need to get inside them to see anything. On the good side the entrance fee is a low price of One Dollar. The palaces namely have nice patios and woodwork. Medersa Ben Youssef and Palais De La Bahia were the best.
There is a problem with getting around in Marrakesh as well, because these people down here don't seam to know how to draw maps. They are all wrong. Nothing matches what you see in the map!!
Then there is food. That was good too. I eat a lot and really well and this time I didn't get sick because I avoided any sort of meat.
Here are some pictures I took. I'll make the full photo album some time later next year.