Traveling through Morocco so far has been like traveling back into time. Donkeys, camels, and goats walk freely in the streets, houses are created out of brick, most no more advanced than the ruins of their past. Their artwork is both stunning and beautiful. Today's Morocco is changing fast, but still has lots of culture left to share.
Another tradition I couldn't miss is relaxing in a local Hammam. Similar to a spa, you visit it to relax and clean your body. You sit in a big steam room full of other Muslims and wash your body with only buckets of warm water. Once you clean your body and open your pours you have someone scrape your body to get rid of any dead skin. I have to admit I didn't go as far as having someone scrap my body, becaue every guy in the room was using the same luffa . I was feeling completely out of place, but it was a pretty funny experience. I got just as many stares walking in my shorts and towel for an hour through town, to make my way back to the camp ground.
Driving over the Rif Mountains
The local garbage truck
Sheep tied in front yard before being killed.
Business in the Medina
Local kids playing soccer in an open parking lot.
Traditional way of making leather. Looks like hard work
Looking out over the Medina from a roof top
Family skinning a sheep
Markets are a fun place to visit in Morocco
local transporting some hides from all the sheep that were killed.