Marrekesh - With Snake Charmers.
Trip Start Feb 01, 2005
402Trip End Dec 31, 2013
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We spent the next 2 days loving the spectacle which is Marrakesh. As the sun sets the real fun begins in the main square, the Djemaa el-Fna. Food stalls are set up everywhere and pretend chefs woo you with promises of good food. Some of the things on offer are sheep/goats heads and snails but most of the fare is delicious stews cooked in a special pot called a Targine. On the fringes of the food stalls there is so much to see. Acrobats, musicians, fortune tellers, snake charmers,and the list goes on. During the day stalls sell freshly squeezed juice for 30 cents a glass. But our time is getting short so a night train took us back to Tangiers and then a ferry to Algeciras on the Spanish mainland. On the way however we again saw the Rock of Gibralter in the distance and decided we shouldn't be that close and not see it so decided to take a little detour to the rock as our next adventure.
Footnote: Medina of Marrakesh is UNESCO World Heritage listed.