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Djemaa El-Fna (the main square) is a must. Get there an hour or so before sunset and enjoy the story tellers, snake charmers, food stalls with roasted sheep's heads etc before going up to one of the bars overlooking the square for a drink while the sun sets.

 

Taxis are good value but be prepared to haggle.

 

We enjoyed a tour round one of the tanneries.

 

Try to avoid the touts. They are persistent.

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sandalwood, mint and berber rouge

the drunken Gnawa heartbeat drone

and crack of neon fly.

 

charcoal smoke and veiled kohl eyes

watch wasps plague honey sweet figs

 

and the muezzin's bolstered plea blows

 

leather skins and bellows

 

through the lantern heavy stippled souk.

 

 

Saying that, my favourite bit so far is when some old henna merchant crone battered a young local with her plastic stool.

mega lolz.

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be sure to stay in a Riad in town. Avoid hotels outside of the town. Plenty of fantastic old places queezed into the ancient chaotic lanes. Once inside an oasis of harmany opens up before you.

Breakfast on the roof of the riads in the sun was the perfect start to the day.

 

 

Can recommend the walk from Djemaa El-Fna to Kashbah through the hundreds of narrow lanes.

 

Dont get lost. Its amazingly difficult to find your way anywhere when off the main streets.

Do get lost. Thats when you'll discover some gems.

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be sure to stay in a Riad in town. Avoid hotels outside of the town. Plenty of fantastic old places queezed into the ancient chaotic lanes. Once inside an oasis of harmany opens up before you.

Breakfast on the roof of the riads in the sun was the perfect start to the day.

 

 

Can recommend the walk from Djemaa El-Fna to Kashbah through the hundreds of narrow lanes.

 

Dont get lost. Its amazingly difficult to find your way anywhere when off the main streets.

Do get lost. Thats when you'll discover some gems.

 

Agree with all of this.

Had a great time. Thanks all.

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