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Mustafa was our driver from Ouarzazate to Marrakech today. He took us over the Tizi n’Tichka mountain pass through the High Atlas Mountains and down into the chaos that is the Medina of Marrakech.

Mustafa - 20 Oct 2015 - Ouarzazate to Marrakech

Mountain pass - Ouarzazate to Marrakech

For the price of a soft drink, an upstairs cafe was the best place to be at sunset to absorb all that was going on in Djamma el Fna Square, Marrakech. Down among the action is no place for the faint-hearted. Even the slightest raised lens from an apparent distance can lead to money changing hands. Don’t ask me how much this snake photo cost.

Cobra - Djamaa el Fna Square

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Food stalls - Djamaa el Fna Square

Once the muezzins began their calls to prayer at 7.00 pm, the street performances died down and the food stall touters ramped up their pitches. There was nothing for it but to dive right in.

Dried fruit seller - Djamaa el Fna Square

Snail seller - Djamaa el Fna SquareFood stall - Djamaa el Fna Square