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That's right - we're back.

Just a quick note letting you know that we are back - safe and sound - in Canada. And in possesion of a keyboard again. Hourray. Now we'll be sleeping off all that travel fatigue and jetlag, thank you.

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Finding our way through the souks

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Our walk to Djemma el-Fna, everyday

Our walk to Djemma el-Fna, everyday


Walking behind the Koutoubia mosque

Walking behind the Koutoubia mosque


The gardens surrounding the Koutoubia mosque

The gardens surrounding the Koutoubia mosque


Overwhelmed by souks

Overwhelmed by souks


Third-generation woodworker showing his art

Third-generation woodworker showing his art


Metal-workers souk

Metal-workers souk


More souks

More souks


Quieter souk roads

Quieter souk roads


Mechoui lunch - a half-kilo of lamb on a tray. Yum

Mechoui lunch - a half-kilo of lamb on a tray. Yum


So full of stuff.

So full of stuff.


Gourmet dinner at Azar, a Lebanese brasserie

Gourmet dinner at Azar, a Lebanese brasserie


Spread of 9 mezze - so much food...

Spread of 9 mezze - so much food...


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Relaxing day at the beach

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Entering the walls of Essaouira

Entering the walls of Essaouira


View of the ocean through the walls

View of the ocean through the walls


Fishing boats in front of the fortifications

Fishing boats in front of the fortifications


Fortifications in front of the coastal city

Fortifications in front of the coastal city


Picturesque Essaouira

Picturesque Essaouira


Old fortifications along the water

Old fortifications along the water


Fortifications alongside the fishing boats

Fortifications alongside the fishing boats


Canons!

Canons!


Check out that awesome poscard shot!

Check out that awesome poscard shot!


Entryway for the fishing boats

Entryway for the fishing boats


Repairs going on in the dry docks

Repairs going on in the dry docks


Freshly grilled catch of the day for lunch

Freshly grilled catch of the day for lunch


Narrow alleyways inside the walled city

Narrow alleyways inside the walled city


Local shops

Local shops


Woodworking souks along the outer walls

Woodworking souks along the outer walls


View down an alleyway

View down an alleyway


Low sun over the windy beach in Essaouira

Low sun over the windy beach in Essaouira


Sunset over Essaouira

Sunset over Essaouira

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Food, glorious food

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Spices in the spice market

Spices in the spice market


Choosing fresh poultry for our tagines

Choosing fresh poultry for our tagines


I call this one "Lunch"

I call this one "Lunch"


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The shopkeeper made Mario pose like this :)


Fresh produce

Fresh produce


So many olives!

So many olives!


Grains and dried goods

Grains and dried goods


Spices for Moroccan tagines

Spices for Moroccan tagines


Cathy chops herbs good.

Cathy chops herbs good.


Oh, poor "Lunch", I barely knew you!

Oh, poor "Lunch", I barely knew you!


Mario Stoking the coals under our tagines

Mario Stoking the coals under our tagines


Emjoying a Moroccan breakfast

Emjoying a Moroccan breakfast


Pouring mint tea Berber-style

Pouring mint tea Berber-style


Frying up briouates, potato-filled crispy rolls

Frying up briouates, potato-filled crispy rolls


Lamb tagine with artichokes and preserved lemons

Lamb tagine with artichokes and preserved lemons


Sweet Moroccan pigeon tagine

Sweet Moroccan pigeon tagine


The courtyard where we cooked, where we ate.

The courtyard where we cooked, where we ate.


Spiced tea cart in the Djemma el-Fna

Spiced tea cart in the Djemma el-Fna


Spice tea and gingerbread-like dessert

Spice tea and gingerbread-like dessert


Watching soccer on giant screens in the Djemma

Watching soccer on giant screens in the Djemma


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Touring the old medina

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The exterior walls of old Marrakesh

The exterior walls of old Marrakesh


Marrakesh ramparts

Marrakesh ramparts


Early morning sun over  the Koutoubia mosque

Early morning sun over the Koutoubia mosque


Starting with freshly-squeezed orange juice

Starting with freshly-squeezed orange juice


Entering the Saadian Tombs

Entering the Saadian Tombs


Intricately carved ceilings

Intricately carved ceilings


The grounds are full of tombs

The grounds are full of tombs


Stray cat protectors

Stray cat protectors


Thousands of artisans worked 14 years here

Thousands of artisans worked 14 years here


There are 170 tombs in all

There are 170 tombs in all


The tomb of the 3 princes

The tomb of the 3 princes


Even more intricate detail in this grand tomb

Even more intricate detail in this grand tomb


Place des Ferblantiers for lunch

Place des Ferblantiers for lunch


Bahia Palace

Bahia Palace


Detailed painted details on the ceilings

Detailed painted details on the ceilings


Gorgeous tilework on the walls

Gorgeous tilework on the walls


Serene interior courtyards

Serene interior courtyards


Only a portion of the palace is open to visitors

Only a portion of the palace is open to visitors


Mario checking out the awesome woodworking

Mario checking out the awesome woodworking


View of the fountain from outside

View of the fountain from outside


Cathy in the fantastically-carved alcove

Cathy in the fantastically-carved alcove


Djemma el-Fna coming to life - 4 pm

Djemma el-Fna coming to life - 4 pm


Djemma el-Fna all set up - 5:30 pm

Djemma el-Fna all set up - 5:30 pm


...mmm...snail soup. Check the antennae!

...mmm...snail soup. Check the antennae!


Mario enjoying his crispy pastry

Mario enjoying his crispy pastry


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