Modern MarrakechLest you think that Marrakech is all about ancient times, souks, and snake charmers, I am posting some photos today of the modern city center where there are stylishly dressed men and women, banks, upscale restaurants and clubs,
cell towers disguised as palm trees,
and department stores with high couture.
Construction and repair of much of the infrastructure, streets, walls, and airport are under way.
We make the assumption that the World Climate Conference scheduled for this November may be the impetus for the refurbishing activities.
After our walk to downtown, some grocery shopping, and self ordering our lunch at MacDo (MacDonalds) on their self-order kiosks,
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we returned to our hotel. Registration for the Friendship Force was underway in the lobby. Participants from around the world are gathering.
We picked up our schedule and name tags then made our way to the swimming pool where we spent the rest of the afternoon.
There is a mixer this evening, and the conference begins tomorrow.