Travellers' Tales from home and around the world: their destinations, experiences and issues arising…
Just before Christmas David Stafford visited Marrakesh in Morocco to report on a travel writing course. While there he became fascinated by the contrast between the traditional old town and the burgeoning developments in the tourist industry in the newer parts of town outside the medina, including man-made beaches, restaurants serving international cuisine and belly dancing nightclubs.
Marrakesh features a lively and exotic town square where traditional entertainers perform as they have for centuries, gardens started by the French artist Majorelle in the early twentieth century, and an eccentric museum in a private house. David discovers how Moroccan culture and art have more to do with sub-Saharan Africa than the Arabic Middle East.
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