Today I made up for my good behavior yesterday and went crazy in the Souqs. I started telling the shop keepers I was from Estonia and they seemed more willing to come down to the prices I wanted to pay (or maybe I'm in better form today). I bought a Bedouin gun powder cask (starting price 1,800 dirham, final price 421), and two more cedar boxes (from the same guy I purchased from two days ago, so we just skipped the bargaining and I bought two for 75 dh). I also failed to get my price for a few other things. The hustle and bustle of the market place is exciting and very fun, but also very trying. Hence I spent an hour plus in a very nice, upscale coffee shop unwinding and writing this.
Met up with James (the only remaining one) and headed out on a photo quest. We wanted to try and get the city walls in the golden evening light. The effort involved took nearly two hours of walking but was a commplete success!
While walking back to the square tonight I mentioned Sophie, a friend that I had traveled with back in October. James asked where she lived as she was also from Sydney... to make a long story short, he knew her, and was in fact good friends with her sister, and had even been to her going away party! Sometimes the world is a very small place, maybe even too small. After traveling with this guy for over a week finding out that we have a friend in common was pretty bizarre.