The Marrakech Express

Here’s a little tune that’s been running around my head for three weeks now. Just thought I’d share…

We went to Morocco last week for our October break. There we were so occupied with soaking up ambiance and eating tagine that I didn’t find time to post, so you are getting the news a bit late.

We flew into Casablanca and hopped on the first train to Marrakesh. Our Marrakesh Express lacked the ducks and pigs and chickens of CSN fame, but it sure did have plenty of Moroccans on it. It was the Sunday at the end of a holiday week and the train was packed with people heading back home.

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These signs were posted all over the train stations, advertising extra trains for the holiday (incidentally, there were no sheep on the train either).

It was a long and tiring journey, but we had a beautiful room in a lovely riad to look forward to at the end.  In the courtyard of the riad they fed us well on vegetable soup, fish tagine, and a sort of fruitcake and mint tea for dessert. To top it off, there was a Gnaoua music and dancing show after dinner. Sadly I left my camera in my room so I can’t share that, but I made up for it by taking a ton of pictures of the hotel:

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Tomorrow, pictures of Marrakech outside the hotel.

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About lornaofarabia

I am a teacher from Medford, Oregon. I currently live and work in Cairo, Egypt.
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One Response to The Marrakech Express

  1. Alberto says:

    Mmmm…. cardamom. Mmmm.. mmmm…

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