Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Marrakesh (1) 马拉卡斯

 
It is our dream holiday of life!

On 31/8/2014 evening, we landed at Marrakesh airport at about 7:00pm.

Through the invitation of Abdel (Elizabeth's friend), we have the opportunity to visit Morocco, a North-Western African country with mystical stories and beautiful landscapes.

Marrakesh is our first destination of the journey.

The main attraction of Marrakesh is its Medina - an vast 700-hectre old walled city, which was listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site (1985).

It is a maze of narrow streets and alleys full of shops, stalls, vendors, people, motorcycles and donkey-carts!

Our first day's itinerary was to visit the souks (markets) and historical places within the medina. It took us more than 8 hours (Inclusive 2 hours lunch time) of walking, covering a distance of about 10 kms just to see less than half of it.

(see pictures in Facebook)


Abdel and his parents * Abdel 与他的父母

这是我们的梦想假期。

31/8/2014星期日,也是马来西亚国庆日,我们在傍晚七时左右抵达马拉卡斯国际机场。

在我女儿的朋友Abdel 的邀请下,我们有机会到西北非洲的摩洛哥,一个充满神秘故事及美丽风景的国家。

马拉卡斯是我们摩洛哥行程的第一站。

马拉卡斯的首要游客的景点是它的围墙旧城区 (Medina)。这个700公顷的古老城区在1985年,被联合国教科文组织列为世界遗产地点。

它里面就好像迷宫一样,许多狭窄的道路、小巷。综合交错。它有好多个市场,售卖不同的货品。人多、电单车也多。行人还有与载货的驴车、马车相争。

我们第一天的行程就是观光旧城区。

我们除了参观多个市场,看到不同的商店,售卖不同的货物,如皮革物品-鞋、腰带、手袋等,铁与银手工艺商店,布匹及衣服,食品等,还参观了许多历史及文物建筑物。

我们花了大约8个小时(包括两个小时享用当地摩洛哥午餐),步行了大约10公里,看了也只不过覆盖了不到一半的范围。

(照片 Facebook)


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