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Sahara

Day 10: Marrakesh

Marrakesh, Morocco 
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Keeping moving in the souk at Marrakesh. Not an easy thing to do, as tea and carpets are always on offer to slow you down. Allow at least a week to see everything.
Michael Palin - SaharaAdolpho is a hot-blooded, passionate Mediterranean of the sort our fathers warned us about. He does not like things, he loves things. Himself, Morocco, his neighbour, emeralds, whatever. In fact, the only thing he doesn't love appears to be tourists from Birmingham, one of whom had complained of having her bottom pinched while walking in the souk. Adolpho was indignant.

'"What she look like?" I ask my friend. "Well, she was like this, she was like that."

'I say, "Bill, was she ugly?" "Yes," he say. "Yes. Very."

I say how lucky girl she was. Never in England, in Birmingham, will ever, ever, her bottom be pinched.'

His eyes swell with pride for his adopted land.

'Lucky country. Lucky country.'
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PALIN'S GUIDES

  • Series: Sahara
  • Day: 10
  • Country/sea: Morocco
  • Place: Marrakesh
  • Book page no: 46

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