So as you know we are now in marrakesh and have been for a few days now. I absoluytely love Marrakesh and wish we spent more time here as a whole. Its more of what i expected from morocco-with the souks bustling with traditional morrocan crafts unlike Fes which has a lot more tacky western shops/souk stores. There is everything from jalabas; leather goods; scarves;(i cant find the comma) nuts and dried fruit;to handmade rugs and antiquesè-all made here; by han by local artisans. Its also a uch greener city then Fes and i personally think parts are more beautiful; not to mention the medina streets are wider here and less claustorpheobic here.
So today we visitedr a beautiful weaving place where we saw the men creating fabric on the original old looms-i guess you could stay the old fashioned way. There were also men tending to leather peices while the man next to him stretched and made them into very beautiful and well made shoes. It was fascinating and I know we all enjoyed our visit. They make very well-made. high quality products that are all so beautiful. There were scarves and pashminas in silk and wool; tunnics; jalabas and other clothing; leather bags and shoesas well as sell tons of beautiful fabric.
After lunch we then headed to a local musicians shop and had a drumming lesson using drums that resemlble a small bongo but are the shape of an hourglass or old sand timer thing. It was a lot of fun but our fingers were defniinitely sore after all that tapping and slapping. on the drums. The teacher is a professional drummer and singer and he played with us the entire time- leading us in new beats and rhythmns-as well as showed us a bunch of his special skills and talents on the drum. I had a great time§
Tommorrow morning we hgead off to Assoira to the beach where we will be having some fun in the sun abnd surfing-in shallah.