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Morocco: Marrakech, part 6

The jam-packed morning tour of Marrakech ended by noon in the most famous square Jamaa El Fna. Nearby sat the tour bus that would take anyone back to the hotel should they chose to do so. Several tour mates did take that option to rest up in the hotel. Eight of us stayed behind.

The Jamaa el Fna is humongous. It's chaotic and colorful. It hums in excitement. It's sensory overload at its finest. Somehow you don't get the full extent of the square when you see it on tv. It's a shopping paradise where you can get everything you think you want and things you didn't know you need. There are restaurants and spas/hammam. I have not seen even 1/4 of the place I think.

In the middle of the day, the expected sights are there: snake charmers, performers and the the monkeys. We did not get near any of these attractions. To a man, we were quite disheartened that the monkey look uncomfortable with the muzzle. We did not want to be a part of it. What about shopping…

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