Another wonderful day in Marrakesh! Spent the morning in workshops, followed by lunch, where I learned seven Arabic words from my Moroccan friend Khalid, which I will share with you:
1. Shoukran (Thank you)
2. Afwan (You're welcome)
3. Min Fadlik (please)
4. Salam (hello)
5. Maa Salama (good bye)
6. Lla (no)
7. Ajib (thumbs up)
I'll also answer another question Aiden asked: "Why did I have breakfast and dinner, and no lunch on the plane?" I boarded the plane at 7:00 a.m., and we were served breakfast shortly after we took off. The plane ride to Morocco is about severn hours and there is a five hour difference in time zones between Auburn, NY and Morocco, so when it was 12:00 noon in Auburn, it around 5:00 p.m. where we were (dinner time!)
After our conference sessions and workshops, four of us ventured by taxi to the Medina (old city) where we browsed the many shops, seeing food, tile, clothes, leather, rugs, and woodworking. We toured the photograph museum and had an iced tea on the rooftop, where we could hear the Muslim Call to Prayer from several places throughout the city.
Back to the hotel for a fifteen minute swim, then off to "Chez Ali" spectacular dinner and horse show! A full day and one I'll always remember!
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Date Created: February 15, 2016 Date Last Updated: July 16, 2017