Monday, January 17, 2011

Morocco

We are home in Niamey now and back into full swing of work and language- but of course I still wanted to update you on the Morocco portion of our trip!

I loved Marrakech! It was lively, vibrant, colourful, unique and visually awesome. All the things I love! We enjoyed meals in the centre plaza at little stalls, tours through the Palm Oasis, winding alleys where we purposefully got a little lost and the largest, cleanest, highest quality artisan markets we have ever seen. I could have brought home many suitcases with all the awesome things they made and sold! Wow!

So rather than bore you with lots of writing, here are some of my favourite pictures of all the things we did! Feel free to check out all the photos on my facebook account.

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The streets and people and little back corners really interested me. Paul and I went out really early one morning just to wander, shoot photos, drink fresh orange juice from vendors and get lost. It was great!

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And of course the Palm Oasis. Hundreds of acres of Palm tree forests with underground aqueduct systems for water. It obviously works when you see so much growth!

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At the end of our time in Marrakech we did spend a day in Casablanca, but really there is not much to see there. One of the largest mosques in the world, the Hassan II, is there. It has beautiful architecture and is built out over the water so it is a nice place, especially at sunset. Paul enjoyed playing soccer with a bunch of little kids Bennett’s age in the main square and had fun too while the Father’s of the boys were off saying their prayers inside.

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