Morocco: Table of Contents
The Koutoubia Mosque minaret is Marrakesh's landmark.
Built in the 12th century, it represents the Moroccan minaret
style of a single large structure, rather than multiple slender
minarets as found in much of the Islamic world. A near
duplicate of Koutoubia survives as the Giralda, now a church
belltower, and the symbol of Seville, Spain.
Morocco's national beverage is mint tea, also known as
Moroccan whisky. I highly recommend it. Freshly boiled
and safe to drink. Waiters demonstrate their skill by
pouring it from a pot held high above the glass.
The central square of Marrakesh, Djemaa el-Fna, may be the
world's oldest permanent carnival and circus. Until early
evening, it's uncrowded and mostly a tourist center.
Want to be photographed with a snake around your neck?
The price is negotiable. Menus are in French and Arabic;
this one courtesy of Coke, which is ever-present in Morocco.
How about a tattoo? These skilled artists are waiting for you.
When customers are scarce, the women practice tattooing
themselves with samples of their work.
Morocco Table of Contents
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