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Spain a little late: Granada and Alhambra

Granada

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day trip to Alhambra

day trip to Alhambra


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Inside the palace

Inside the palace


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Posted by gabell 06:14 Archived in Spain Comments (0)

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Posted by gabell 14:52 Archived in Morocco Comments (0)

A Farrow in Fes

Warning: A bit of a negative post about Morocco

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The piggies went on a little weekend retreat to Fes.
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They had a day free because of "Ayd" (the end of Ramadan) so they left Friday morning via a private bus and arrived 5 hours later. They had a pretty typical tour of the media, but as its one of the largest in the world, it was probably good, I imagine its easy to get lost in there.

they began at the old architecture school.

they began at the old architecture school.

view of the old city

view of the old city

It was a pretty standard tour, we got taken to a carpet factory of course
man telling us how carpets are made

man telling us how carpets are made


Before sitting us down with tea and trying to make us buy stuff....
Very pretty though!

Very pretty though!

Then swiftly off to the tanning facotiry
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where we were asked to buy more stuff

where we were asked to buy more stuff

Then one of the herbal places (at this point I was just tired since Ive been on this sort of tour 3 times now).

Finally lunch!

highlight of the day was this tasty meat tangine baked with plums

highlight of the day was this tasty meat tangine baked with plums

The last day we couldn't get a train until 5pm. So Tammy pig went off with some girls while the boys decided to waste the day at the train station. She stopped wearing her Hijab a long time ago. So walking through the poorer, less touristic area, was a bit frustrating.
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found a nice park where she took a dip

found a nice park where she took a dip


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Old Jewish cemetery

Old Jewish cemetery


The historically Jewish section was the worst for sexual harassment.
We went to a historic synagogue where a man I figured was related to the Jewish church let us in.
Really old Torah

Really old Torah


turns out he was just another creeper.

turns out he was just another creeper.

Here's to you Fes, for being totally creepy....

(sorry to generalize so much but a month of blatant sexual harassment everyday leaves a foul taste in your mouth)

Posted by gabell 08:57 Archived in Morocco Comments (1)

Chefchouen: Blue, blue piggies

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Posted by gabell 11:19 Archived in Morocco Comments (0)

الخنازير الثلاثة

13.5 months abroad. The piggies traveled a lot last summer. They were looking forward to traveling again but thought it might be good to do some learning/preparation for their Master's degree too. So, after a few weeks of traveling they decided to head to Morocco for a course in Arabic.

enjoying some early morning breakfast

enjoying some early morning breakfast

The school, Dar Loughat, is located in Tetouan, a small city in the north of Morocco, near Tangier.
It's located in a valley, near the beach, and is surrounded by mountains

It's located in a valley, near the beach, and is surrounded by mountains


Tetouan has a real nice, historic medina:

tanning area of the medina

tanning area of the medina


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Someone selling clothes. The Arabic on the wall says, "sale"

Someone selling clothes. The Arabic on the wall says, "sale"


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Berbers come down from the mountains to sell vegetables, fruits, etc...

Berbers come down from the mountains to sell vegetables, fruits, etc...


meat sellers

meat sellers


you can watch chickens being killed here. Definitely makes you appreciate what you are eating. Thank goodness Muslims don't eat pork!

you can watch chickens being killed here. Definitely makes you appreciate what you are eating. Thank goodness Muslims don't eat pork!


traditional treats for weddings, breaking fast, etc...During Ramadan there aren't a lot of options for eating in Tetouan so sometimes you have to be creative

traditional treats for weddings, breaking fast, etc...During Ramadan there aren't a lot of options for eating in Tetouan so sometimes you have to be creative

Posted by gabell 14:43 Archived in Morocco Comments (1)

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