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Sunday, September 6, 1998
Marrakesh, Morocco
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Marrakesh, Morocco:
Latitude: 31° 37' 34" North
Longitude: 7° 59' 22" West
Altitude: 1725 feet
From Seattle: 6165 miles
Lodging: Hotel - Hotel Aarbia

Today's Travel:
Country: Morocco
Region: The High Atlas
Weather: Sunny

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 514
Linear Dist: 124018
Countries Visited: 35
Regions Visited: 149
More stats...
Hotels: 121
Friends / Family: 154
Camping: 42
Hostels: 141
Transit: 49
Other Lodging: 6
Beers: 1924

Journal Entry:
Didn't sleep in as planned, mainly because of our room being located adjacent to the very loud lobby. Marian and I went and enjoyed a good cup of coffee at a very swank cafe (Jen & James had gone off for more OJ, while her James was in bed not feeling well). Had a few glasses of orange juice (actually I think I had nine over the course of the day, it is so good, and so cheap! Only ~20 cents a glass). Did some shopping and exploring in the souqs. The final prices here seem better than Fés and Meknés, but you have to bargain very hard. Examples: A cedar box 300 to 37; an antique Koran box 900 to 300 (I wanted 250 and walked away from this one); etc.

Met up with the rest of the gang and headed for the new town for the internet cafe. It was crowded and we had to wait quite a while. I couldn't get my journal to upload, so I'll probably go back tomorrow or the next day.

For diner we all walked around the Place Djemaa el-Fna and looked at the food booths. A lot of things looked delicious, but the many booths selling roasted goat's head (whole), mounds of snails, a few different kinds of brains (also whole), tripe, and other scary things had us a little green. That plus James' sensitive stomach sent us to Pizza Hut. So much for culture.

Related Sites:
CNN: Current Weather in Marrakesh
US State Department Consular Information Sheets: Morocco
CIA World Fact Book: Morocco

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