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MARRAKECH (1-19-09)

MarrakechWe were here just 10 months ago (March 2008) and so we chose not to go on the group tours that were offered here. Instead we arranged for a private guide to take us to the Souk (shopping) and to the main square. Guess who wanted to shop? (CC note: Not me! Or maybe I should say, not just me. See the following account.)

Fatteh was our guide for the day and he took us to a variety of shops both inside and outside the old bazaar (souk). So, just about for the first time on this trip, off we went by ourselves. (CC note: Not too far into the souk, amid Colorful Marketan absolute riot of color and objects, Peter saw a rug of the type we'd seen when we were last here. We were taken by the design then, and it still draws us. The shop keeper called it a "Bedouin Picasso," and, with its abstract irregularities, his unexpected (and humorous) description of this rug wasn't that far off. We were further amazed when he folded the rug (it's about 5' by 7'). Frankly, a large folded bath towel would take up more space than this does. In fact, we can fit it, with room to space, in the very small Nat Geo wheelie suitcase. So, one scarf, one Bedouin carpet and one necklace later, we are fully Marrakeched.)

Tonight is our final dinner and we've been encouraged to wear one or a selection of items that we've acquired on the trip. This ought to be couture heaven.

Instead of taking pictures of the natives, we can now turn the cameras on each other. How fun is that?!

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