Our flight Paris – Marrakech
Our flight to Marrakech, found via the comparator liligo, hand at 9:30 of Paris. The aircraft of the Royal Air Morocco is modern, nothing to report.However, for the Casablanca route => Marrakech Boeing seems that transports us to another age and travel is stressful. The noise is deafening and chaotic flight so that people do not seem reassured. A bit like us! With the time difference is 1:00 p.m. when our plane lands in Marrakech.
Taxi Marrakech airport
Our first encounter with the country is the ritual of negotiation taxi to leave the airport. Obviously, we got rolling! We say we will do better later, once the temperature of the outlet country! Our taxi is a Fiat 80 s able to say the least means and Spartan comfort. Our driver is nervous that does not hesitate to cross the white line to double … Probably the enormous price paid allowed us to move faster than others.
Jemaa el Fna and Koutoubia
In mid afternoon Jemaa el Fna is crushed by the scorching sun but the crowd is already omnipresent. But in the late afternoon when the sun flushed, the animation in full swing. In the distance you can see the Koutoubia, it stands proudly in the sky of Marrakech.
On Jemaa el Fna, it is primarily the fresh orange juice sellers who take positions. Standing behind their stands, they harangue passers. At night, the place is unrecognizable as the crowd is important. Dozens of stalls are aligned and offer Morocco’s specialties: tagines, couscous, kebabs, fish, snails, salads and so on! The quality and freshness of products is it seems uneven, but how ?
Everyone has their own note toinvent the merits of his shop: “mine is air conditioned!”. Good joke! All stalls are composed of tables and wooden benches placed directly on the square around barbecues. The food is exposed on the stalls in the open. The place is quaint, but what we ate is not really good! We probably have not drawn the right number …
This popular venue is still a convivial space. We shared some of our meal with two pairs of Casablanca, our stablemates. The opportunity to discuss the rites and customs. The discussion is open and warm Moroccan hospitality is not a legend: Following this discussion, we will offer our neighbors to go home if we go to Casablanca …
Away from Jemaa el Fna and its frenetic agitation, volume softens, you can still see a bustle and the shrill sound of the flute snake charmers. The thick smoke of barbecues rises above the square, we still restoring some smell of grilled skewers …