When Othman and I were in Marrakech two weekends ago we stayed in an apartment his grandfather owns in an area slightly outside of the city called La Palmeraie. Palm trees are protected there and it is illegal to cut any down, so while there are lots of luxury hotels and condos around, there are also lots of open spaces too littered with palm trees to build anything on. Given the significant amount of tourists in the area, Moroccans and non-Moroccans alike, in almost every open area one finds a troupe of camels with their owners, waiting to be ridden for exorbitant prices. We just opted for photos!
|We got slowed down for a bit...|
|...till they turned to join their friends.|
This scene was on a big street right outside the Palmeraie, on the edge of Marrakech. We saw the boys run and hop on when the truck was stopped at a big traffic circle, and also saw them run away a while after we took the pictures when some cops spotted them.