Fig 1 - James,Barry,Aviva,Alex,Ismail holding Ilias.
They looked after us really, really well!
We visited the Hassan Tower and the ‘Mohammed V’ Mausoleum (grandfather to the current King) - Fig 2.
Fig 2 - the 'Mohammed V’ Mausoleum.
And, of course, a visit to the ‘Souk’ within the walled Medina - Fig 3.
Fig 3 - the Souk in the walled Medina.
On the Saturday an annual festival called ‘Aid el Adha’ was held. In this festival, every family that is able takes a sheep - Fig 4.
Fig 4 - a person carrying home a sheep.
The sheep is slaughtered in the morning and the heads are cooked on the street corners - Fig 5
Fig 5 - the smoke arising out of the cooking of the sheeps heads.
while the sheep’s meat is left for a day or so to mature. All of the morning the towns in Morocco are full of butchers with their sharp knives, going from house to house slaughtering the sheep. Each family is supposed to keep one-third of the meat, give a third to their neighbors and a third to the poor who cannot afford to slaughter a sheep. Ismail took us to the sea shore where you could see a red wash coming from all the blood that had flowed through the drains in town.
We waited for the train at Rabat station, and whilst we were waiting we just had to take a photo - Fig 6!
Fig 7 - clear, sunny Marrakesh!
It was so warm in Marrakesh - Fig 7 – and so cold in London.
I hope that you have enjoyed my foody travelogue of Morocco!