Kenifra - Marrakech
We left Kenifra early this morning for Marrakech. It took us most
of the day to get there, because we stopped every hour to either
use the restroom or eat. Our stops were rather drawn out, because,
at every stop, our guides sat down to tea. When we got to the hotel,
our room hadn’t been made up yet. So, I convinced one of the
guides to take me to a silver shop. It was the last gift I really
needed to buy, and I didn’t want to risk not having the time
or the money to buy it. This was by far the most rewarding shopping
experience I’ve had this trip. There was not an overwhelming
amount of pressure. I told the owner what I was looking for; he
pointed it out, and then allowed me to peruse the items on my own.
When I was finished, he let Dawn and I just wander the store and
admire the artwork and the craftsmanship without any hassle to buy.
I asked the salesman if he had any sort of student discount for
poor students traveling around the world without a lot of money
who still needed to buy their grandparents a gift, and he dropped
the price over 30 dirhams!
Dinner at the hotel was a huge buffet, and we went back for course
after course. Incredibly tired, our clean, warm beds were wonderful
to fall into.