the long trek that made us equal!

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So the weather over here is warm, about 38/39C at the moment.  It makes for a good sweat when your out and about looking at historic sites or attempting to be scammed in a Souk to be shown a tannery.

Anyways I digress.

So the morning was lovely, up early, quick bite to eat for breakfast then first port of call a famous local garden called Menara Garden or Jardin de la Menara. Paul's call as I made him do the tanneries yesterday!  We we step outside and the temperature was hot.  Never fear, sunscreen on, sunnies on, map in hand, coffees in our bellies - we are off!

So we walk...

and walk...

and walk somemore...

finding the signs to the airport now... seem to be where we arrived!

did I mention it was hot... very hot...

still walking...

*pant pant*

oops... forgot to bring water...

an hour of walking... we find it.  OK, we took a slightly scenic route to it.  Very illuminating as it turned out... I'll tell you why in the next post.

Anyways, after a very long walk, much sweating we arrive at the famous Menara Gardens - one of two grand "Almohade" gardens.  Local are flocking there, tourist buses arriving... we turn to each other... looking good.

Well we arrived.  Walked down the long entrance which is a very large plantation of olive trees which the locals have picnics under, but the people are walking to a main area.  Well we must go see.

This is what was there...




So it was a large irrigation pond, filled with very big carp or tilapia or something... we looked at each other and agreed... we were even tannery vs garden :D

So we grabbed some water from the stall in the garden... and commenced our long walk back.


to that mosque spire allll the way on the horizon...




in 39C heat.... seriously, its good for sweating out the salt from dinner! So all good I say.

Seriously though, the place is great.  Very different culture.  Its great seeing the interwining of the French and Arabic cultures.  Quiet extraordinary. 

More to come...

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