Marrakesh

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Ait Benhaddou

Ait Benhaddou.

Our drive back to Marrakesh was broken up with a stop at a town called Ouarzazate and its nearby kasbah in a village called Ait Benhaddou. We spent the night there and got up early enough in the morning to check out the Kasbah before the busloads of (fucking) tourists arrived.

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Marrakesh

Marrakesh.

After a slow but scenic drive through the mountains, we arrived back in Marrakesh in the early afternoon. The rest of the day was killed off strolling aimlessly (make that dodging scooters and motorcycles) through the labyrinth of alleyways that make up the Medina. Also checked out the human zoo that is Jemaa el-Fna Square. Half a day in most cities is more than enough for us and Marrakesh was no exception.

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Morocco

Sights on our drive back to Marrakesh (May 2017).

Boumalne

Colorful street scenes from the town of Boumalne Dades (May 2017).

Boumalne

Street scene in Boumalne Dades. Note the efficient kid carrying method (May 2017).

Morocco

Taking in the roadside views (May 2017).

Ait Benhaddou

Hiking through the village of Ait Benhaddou to see the kasbah. Note another stork nest atop the mosque (May 2017).

Ait Benhaddou

The kasbah (ksar?) of Ait Benhaddou in the morning (May 2017).

Ait Benhaddou

Going before 7am meant avoiding the herds of tourists (May 2017).

Ait Benhaddou

Structures inside the kasbah (May 2017).

Ait Benhaddou

Exploring the buildings of the kasbah (May 2017).

Ait Benhaddou

Views from a rooftop inside the kasbah (May 2017).

The kasbah and the village of Ait Benhaddou beyond (May 2017).

Ait Benhaddou

Ait Benhaddou (May 2017).

Morocco

Roadside sights on the drive back to Marrakesh (May 2017).

Morocco

Watermelon season (May 2017).

Morocco

Some village in the Atlas Mountains where we took a break (May 2017).

Morocco

Our driver Aziz pouring the traditional tea at a roadside cafe. Want some fresh goat with that?

Morocco

You sure?

Morocco

I might not be able to onsight Taghia 6b+ but I can sure put away watermelon like m.f. (May 2017).

Morocco

Tajine anyone?

Morocco

How about a rug?

Marrakesh

For the price of a Motel 6 in the US, we got this nice place near The Medina for our one night in Marrakesh (May 2017).

Marrakesh

Dodging motorcycles in the souks of Marrakesh’s Medina (May 2017).

Marrakesh

Views from inside the Medina (May 2017).

Marrakesh

Wandering through the souks in Marrakesh (May 2017).

Marrakesh

In the souk (May 2017).

Marrakesh

More motorcycle dodging. I was not quick enough on my feet and a kid on a bicycle collided with me (yours truly 1, kid 0).

Marrakesh

More lively than the souk in say Muscat (May 2017).

Marrakesh

More souk sights (May 2017).

Marrakesh

A spice rack (May 2017).

Marrakesh

Getting jacked up on some espressos (May 2017).

Marrakesh

The Medina (May 2017).

Marrakesh

The cat was peddling some bling (May 2017).

Marrakesh

Who’s that perv in the mirror?

Marrakesh

Jamaa el Fna Square in Marrakesh (May 2017).

Marrakesh

Animal abuse (most likely) at the Jamaa el Fna square (May 2017).

Marrakesh

More of the same (May 2017).

Marrakesh

And more of the same (May 2017).

Marrakesh

Dried fruit vendor on Jamaa el Fna square (May 2017).

Marrakesh

A man and his donkey on a street in Marrakesh (May 2017).

Marrakesh

Street scene in Marrakesh (May 2017).

Marrakesh

Street scene near our hotel in Marrakesh (May 2017).

Marrakesh

Final evening in Morocco (May 2017).

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