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As I'm off to Marakesh tomorrow :-)

I expect to see everybody present and accounted for on my return.
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have a good trip. tell us all about it when you return.:)
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have a delightful, exotic and safe trip! :-6
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Bryn Mawr;457237 wrote: As I'm off to Marakesh tomorrow :-)



I expect to see everybody present and accounted for on my return.




Never been there but I fell in love with it after reading The Drifters by Michener. Have a blast !
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Oh, have a great time!:-6
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Bryn Mawr;457237 wrote: As I'm off to Marakesh tomorrow :-)

I expect to see everybody present and accounted for on my return.


Does this mean I can take over your flat while you're gone? :D
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Post by CARLA »

Wooo !! what a cool place to visit, safe travel we will wait for a full report upon your return.:cool:
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WOO HOO!!, what a ride!!!"

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I've probably missed you by now, but safe trip, Bryn!!! And have a great time!



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You lucky bugger (i want to go there ) safe trip :)
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safe trip bryn wish i was going :D
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Post by buttercup »

I dont even know where this place is or why your going, bryn your such a dark horse

I will miss you, safe trip :-6
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Hope you have a good, safe trip Bryn, i'll be singing this all day. :-5



Looking at the world

Through the sunset in your eyes

Trying to make the train

Through clear Moroccan skies

Ducks and pigs and chickens call

Animal carpet wall to wall

American ladies five foot tall in blue.



Sweeping cobwebs from the edges of my mind

Had to get away to see what we could find

Hope the days that lie ahead

Bring us back to where they've led

Listen not to what's been said to you



Would you know we're riding

on the Marrakesh Express

Would you know we're riding

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Bryn Mawr;457237 wrote: As I'm off to Marakesh tomorrow :-)



I expect to see everybody present and accounted for on my return.


Have a good trip, take pix if you can, & most important, stay safe! :)
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Hi Bryn :)

Hope you create some wonderful memories there :-6
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Hope you have a great trip! :-6
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Thanks for all your good wishes.

We had an interesting time exploring the delights of the old town and a hectic living it is too. The poverty and overcrowding are opressive and the pace of life is neverending so we were glad to be staying in the new town.

Start and end of the week were spent down on the coast (a four hour bus ride) for a touch of R&R - needed as we both picked up a dose of Dehli Belly from an injudicious Tajine in one of the Souks (which made the bus ride back a little more exciting than I'd like).

All in all a well needed break from work.

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great pics-welcome back!! :-6
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Bryn Mawr;457237 wrote: As I'm off to Marakesh tomorrow :-)

I expect to see everybody present and accounted for on my return.


Can I come with you and then I will be here when we get back:sneaky:
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nice! have a good one chick

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weber;466684 wrote: Can I come with you and then I will be here when we get back:sneaky:


Hmmmm - I suspect my wife *might* have had something to say about it :wah:
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Post by minks »

ooolala nice pics

are you gone and back, now, just going, still there what the heck I am confused, but hey what else is new...

I have naught to say now :D
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minks;466724 wrote: ooolala nice pics

are you gone and back, now, just going, still there what the heck I am confused, but hey what else is new...

I have naught to say now :D


We got back last night so I'm now back in harness with nose to the grindstone.

If I work out how to shrink the full resolution photo's there's some pretty ones I could load but those were the pics where I dropped to 640/480 to snap some small files.
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Bryn Mawr;466732 wrote: We got back last night so I'm now back in harness with nose to the grindstone.



If I work out how to shrink the full resolution photo's there's some pretty ones I could load but those were the pics where I dropped to 640/480 to snap some small files.


Welcome back, beautiful pix! It would be great if you could do the others! :)
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Bryn Mawr;466702 wrote: Hmmmm - I suspect my wife *might* have had something to say about it :wah:


I could be her personal attendant:) just kidding anyway:D

Ah you've been and back anyway. I must pay closer attention to date of OP:confused:
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Bryn Mawr;466702 wrote: Hmmmm - I suspect my wife *might* have had something to say about it :wah:You mean you didn't get the twenty camels in exchange that you were holding out for?
Nullius in verba ... ☎||||||||||| ... To Fate I sue, of other means bereft, the only refuge for the wretched left.
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spot;466756 wrote: You mean you didn't get the twenty camels in exchange that you were holding out for?


They made the offer but the damned things were wild - so were the Moroccans after they realised what they'd bought. Ended up back where we started :yh_frustr
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More pics please !
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Nomad;466827 wrote: More pics please !Of the camels, or the wild Moroccans??
Nullius in verba ... ☎||||||||||| ... To Fate I sue, of other means bereft, the only refuge for the wretched left.
When flower power came along I stood for Human Rights, marched around for peace and freedom, had some nooky every night - we took it straight-up n shit.
Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game! ... I be a gangsta yo, but y'all knew dat n' mah other operatin system is Slackware, fool
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Nomad;466827 wrote: More pics please !


What's the easiest way to shrink 2MB JPEGs to 200KB for loading here?
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Bryn Mawr;466840 wrote: What's the easiest way to shrink 2MB JPEGs to 200KB for loading here?The Gimp has a batch resize option for entire directories. I'd have said Irfanview does as well but that's for XP users.
Nullius in verba ... ☎||||||||||| ... To Fate I sue, of other means bereft, the only refuge for the wretched left.
When flower power came along I stood for Human Rights, marched around for peace and freedom, had some nooky every night - we took it straight-up n shit.
Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game! ... I be a gangsta yo, but y'all knew dat n' mah other operatin system is Slackware, fool
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spot;466843 wrote: The Gimp has a batch resize option for entire directories. I'd have said Irfanview does as well but that's for XP users.


The big photos are on XP as I still cannot get this box to talk to my camera - I'll try Irfanview at the weekend
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spot;466831 wrote: Of the camels, or the wild Moroccans??




Wild Moroccan camels...yes thats just what the doctor ordered !
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Nomad;466924 wrote: Wild Moroccan camels...yes thats just what the doctor ordered !


The Tuareg's camel was all over her, trying to kiss her but the wild camels just wanted to bite me - not fair I call it!
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But really Morocco is one of my fantasies. Id love to see and hear more. The food, experiences...anything you care to tell.
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Bryn Mawr;466937 wrote: the wild camels just wanted to bite me - not fair I call it!That's probably what the guide told you, being practiced in the subtle art of euphemism. Camels are rather more direct in demonstrating their appreciation.
Nullius in verba ... ☎||||||||||| ... To Fate I sue, of other means bereft, the only refuge for the wretched left.
When flower power came along I stood for Human Rights, marched around for peace and freedom, had some nooky every night - we took it straight-up n shit.
Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game! ... I be a gangsta yo, but y'all knew dat n' mah other operatin system is Slackware, fool
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Nomad;466950 wrote: But really Morocco is one of my fantasies. Id love to see and hear more. The food, experiences...anything you care to tell.


The food went from the ever present cous-cous and tajines through wonderful seafood to the best in French cooking. There were the occasional McDonald's and Pitza Hut but only in the tourist areas and then sparsely used.

Best meal was a Fillet Boeuf Roquefort in a seafront cafe at Adagir whilst the worst was an indescribable mess in the hotel in Marrakesh that cost more than twice the price. The fresh fruit juice was unforgettable and the fated dose was a chicken stew in the square of the metalworkers (3 days in the recovering from).

Lasting impression will be of smiling faces with outstretched palms - the locals fell over themselves to "help" you before demanding their pieces of silver. The going rate appears to be £1 per person per photograph, £1.50 per person per direction, £6 per introduction etc and damned if you could get rid without upset.

To do it justice we would have needed a month - both to get used to their ways and to see all we wanted to. We missed the High Atlas but we got hints of the true country when we stopped off the beaten track in a Berber town and saw a glimpse of their life without tourists - we walked around a market looking at goods without feeling forced into buying.

A week was nothing like long enough to do it justice but far too long to flit in and out. I would not be a tourist there again but I would like to backpack through in my own time.

Imagine Mexico as a day trip to Tijuana?

Imagine Tijuana after a year walking around Mexico!

That was my holiday, full of promise but ultimately unsatisfying.
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The damage from last night's earthquake is major, particularly in the walled town. There are collapsed buildings. It's worse though far less populated nearer the epicentre in the mountains to the south. It's distressing news from a very friendly part of the world.
Ighil, a mountainous area with small farming villages, is about 70km (40 miles) south-west of Marrakech. The quake struck just after 11pm.

In Marrakech, some houses in the tightly packed old city had collapsed and people were working by hand to remove debris while they waited for heavy equipment, resident Id Waaziz Hassan said.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/ ... et-reports
Nullius in verba ... ☎||||||||||| ... To Fate I sue, of other means bereft, the only refuge for the wretched left.
When flower power came along I stood for Human Rights, marched around for peace and freedom, had some nooky every night - we took it straight-up n shit.
Who has a spare two minutes to play in this month's FG Trivia game! ... I be a gangsta yo, but y'all knew dat n' mah other operatin system is Slackware, fool

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