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Culture immersion in morocco


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We just came back by bus five hours on the bus and we’re going in there to our little home away from home and I’ll try and take a shot of in the traditional sort of house courtyard but this Medina is fascinating it’s full of artisans making leather products making metal products making jewelry it’s a hive of activity if four hundred thousand people living at very close quarters it’s another world another century in many ways and so with that I’ll just end it here and hopefully show you a little bit of where we stay a little bit later on. The approach to our hotel we go down is a narrow passageway slippers like nowhere there’s a typical the door which you probably can’t make out too well and then we go down yet further and here is where we are staying at the dog melody run by a lovely French couple and this is where we live for five days here in the medina. In the medina it’s a dark in the main room of our good ever since I think I’ll do this again in the daytime and here we are all set for breakfast.

In Chafchawn where is in northern Morocco it’s unique it’s a town  painted who and the effect is quite spectacular and we’ve been walking around and so a couple of things first of all the moroccans are amazing linguists all the people selling things the merchants they can speak English of course is French they speak Spanish the speak Italian we were just with a merchant who’s starting to speak Chinese and Japanese nothing bother doesn’t bother them they just learn languages on the other hand my attempts to speak classical Arabic here have been less successful partly because I don’t speak it very well after all I mostly just been listening and reading so I was hoping to get more opportunity to speak hasn’t worked out that well because they tend to revert to their Moroccan dialect some of the people do speak some they humor me in classical Arabic and then I refresh and of course the most useful language especially around Fez is French, here in Chafchawn  it’s more Spanish in English but still it’s it’s a wonderful and the overwhelming impression is the friendliness of the people we’ve been very very impressed, that’s all for now you.