Casablanca, Marrakesh and Essaouria
Because of our unusual situation, we changed our plans of heading to East Africa and decided it best to avoid the higher risk malayria zones of Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, and instead headed north to Morocco.
As usual little or no planning had gone into this, and we arrived during Ramadan, so eating during the daylight hours proved a little difficult for us! We arrived in Casablanca, tired and hungry and decided to head south to the more tourist friendly Marrakesh for a few days, where we found a nice little hostel just on edge of the main square.
Plenty of mint-tea drinking here while watching the goings on in the main square.
Acrobats, cobras, monkeys and hawkers all vieing for the attention.
This is the heart of the city and we spent most of our days and evenings in and around here.
More mint tea!
We took a train east to a seaside town called Essaouria. This crazy little thing on the right is a chameleon, not quite sure what the crazy looking thing on the left is.
We returned to Casablanca to fly out west again to Egypt, the next destination on our revised plan! Morocco is a fascinating place and deserved more time than we had, but it still got a thumbs up from us.