Marrakech – Day 1

FIRE'd @ 47

After conking out for 11 hours last night, we woke up refreshed and ready to go.

Breakfast at the hotel

Casablanca is a modernized city, and wasn’t exactly what we were looking for on this trip, so we were pretty happy to leave and move onto the next city, Marrakech, which is a 3-hour drive from Casablanca. Along the way, Mohamed told us a little about the language in Moroccan history. Moroccans are indigenous North African Berbers. However, Arabic became the official language when they came under the rule of the Arabs in 7AD. When the French colonized Morocco in 1912, French became the other official language. It wasn’t until 2011 when Berber was reinstated as an official language in Morocco.

Top row: Arabic. Middle: Berber. Bottom: French

We checked into our riad, where we would be staying for the next 2 days. A riad is a traditional interior courtyard…

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