Moroccan Medinas: Get Lost In Order to Find Yourself

Just to tell you – I have as of late fallen head over heels for a hot, messy, lovely paramour who goes by the name of Morocco. Venturing off of the Explorer, the principal thing that strikes a chord is: Where on earth am I? The port of Casablanca is vigorously industrialized and incredibly occupied. Monstrous cranes fill the horizon while a thick residue whirls continually through the air. The port is enormous to such an extent that we need to take transports to arrive at the entry of the city. When there, I was pushed into a chaotic disorder of vehicles and mopeds zipping all over. Transit regulations are to a greater extent an idea in Morocco. Stoplights and paths are there for what gives off an impression of being just show. I’m as yet not certain which roadside one should drive on. The sound of blaring is practically stunning as it reverberations off of the various high Moroccan rugs rises that line the roads of the city.

We were all exceptionally eager to find this new spot. Our pre-port cautioned us about the moderate traditions that are normal in an Islamic country. Ladies were to wear long jeans and cover their shoulders consistently while men were told to keep away from shorts and sleeveless shirts. None of it appeared to be concrete until I saw many ladies strolling around with only their eyes appearing (in 98 degree heat and 100 percent moistness). All that about this spot appeared to be unfamiliar. For the primary hour it was overpowering. I found it hard to inhale – something that I am presently certain was absolutely mental.

Our most memorable objective was to be the Medina. This is the old part of the city which houses a labyrinth of rear entryways fixed with shops and shanties that stretches for a significant distance. Upon appearance we were immersed with retailers attempting to sell us mats, scarves, garments, shades, watches, CDs, and hash. We meandered around for a really long time, dealing and purchasing. We were lost however couldn’t have cared less. I was having a good time to mind. Unexpectedly a young lady something like 6 years of age approached me and began to kiss my hands and arms. She was putting her hand up to her mouth and mumbling in broken English: “hungry monsieur…need cash.” By this time I had spent a considerable amount, however I found it unimaginable not to put a couple of coins in her grasp. As she hurried off I understood that regardless of whether I had done her absolute best of the cash in my pocket it could never have had an effect. There are a great many kids like her simply in Casa alone. Demonstrating the veracity of such destitution and understanding that there was no way around it was a significant encounter. It hit me with a crushing weight. Interestingly on this Voyage, I felt really lost. When all that you assume you are familiar yourself and your place in this world changes right away – indeed, it leaves your mind whirling.