/ A Moroccan Adventure
Morocco, 20. December 2017
Day 12 - Even though we've been through Marrakech twice so far this was still going to be our first full day here. Today we decided to be tourists and see the sights. First stop was the biggest landmark in all of Marrakech, the famous Koutobia Mosque and its gardens. It's an amazing piece of Architecture dating back thousands of years! I even have heard that the mosque has obviously had a bit of TLC over the years but the green ceramic tiles which cover the top half of the Minaret are original! Personally I think the mosque is more spectacular than our Churches and Cathedrals back in the UK. The gardens were really nice and a peaceful place to go even though only 10mins away from the main square, even got 45mins to reach another chapter of my book in the sunshine, yes I did have sun cream on! After the morning here we went round the Djemma El Fna in the day this time, which is not as crazy busy as night but does have some crazy things like monkeys, snake charmers and ladies just trying to put a henna tattoo on you! We also decided to venture into the Souks, Leanne has a little thing where everywhere she visits she gets herself a little shot glass as a bit of memorabilia so went looking for one of them and also I was asked by a friend if I could get him some Saffron 'the King of Spice' everyone was calling it. The souks are really cool and we quite enjoyed just walking round and getting lost to see where we popped out. This evening we wanted to watch the magic of the Djemma El Fna unfold but not be part of it, so we found a lovely rooftop restaurant to have dinner in, which we went for the Moroccan dishes. I'm really starting to like Moroccan food especially the Tagine and Cous Cous mix, you get quite a lot of food, it's dirt cheap and bloody tasty! Whilst in the Souks we booked ourselves on a little excursion for the next day to a trip to Ouzoud Falls, the 2nd highest waterfalls in Africa after the Victoria Falls. Leanne loves waterfalls but this place also has a lot of wild Berber Apes which will be really cool to see as well so we were very excited when we were going to bed.