Worrall Travel R's

Worrall Travel R's
Roz and Russ

Worrall Travel R's - Kicking the Bucket List

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We are the Worrall Travel R's Roz and Russ Worrall. Our goal before we "kick the bucket" is to see as much of the world as we are able, learn about world cultures, experience making friends around the world, and share goodwill and what we learn with others. WE HOPE YOU JOIN US VIA THE BLOG ON OUR TRAVELS.

We started our world travels in 1969 in VW camper van in the USA, Canada, and Europe, but didn't actively blog about our travels until 2009 aboard our sailing vessel SV Worrall Wind, a 44 ft Nauticat Ketch.  On September 5, 2009 we left San Francisco and took a left at the Golden Gate to Explore the World.

From to Sea to Land
After almost 4 years of cruising Mexico and the South Pacific, we sold our beloved boat in Australia, 2013. The Worrall Travel R's are continuing our travels around by many other means of conveyance -boats,trains, planes, sometimes camels, elephants, rickshaws, and hot air balloons.. 

Russ is a retired engineer, optometrist, professor from U.C. Berkeley. Roz is a retired computer programmer/analyst, educator, (teacher, administrator, professional developer). 

Our Mantra:
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
~ Mark Twain

Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Newer Side of Marrakech, WTRD 37, September 15, 2016

Modern Marrakech

Lest 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,

lovely parks,

and department stores with high couture.

Construction and repair of much of the infrastructure, streets, walls, and airport are under way.

Airport Construction

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,

Halal certified for Muslim population

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.

All is Well with the Worrall Travel R's in Modern Marrakech

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