Day 3 - Henna Tattoo

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McArabian Sandwich anyone?
Our last day in Marrakesh began with the routine World Cup chat as we got ready for a day of sightseeing.  We decided on spending the day getting to places of interest further afield by using the hop on hop off buses found in nearly every city nowadays. Before we bought the tickets we considered a horse-drawn cart ride but the horses looked badly treated and fairly miserable.

Our first stop was the Majorelle Garden, which was really good. Everything was green, which was quiet refreshing to see in such a sandy environment! Highlight of the Majorelle was a large pond in the middle of the garden that was packed with curious and sociable turtles!

We had to get our skates on to catch the next bus to our next stop, the El Bahia Palace.
The Majorelle Gardens.
Not before we passed McDonalds and a big poster for their McArabian Sandwich! The Palace was ok, not too much to see there. Nice architecture but each room felt a bit samey. Nice all the same though.

We decided to spend our last night hanging around the Djemma El Fna, definetly our favourite part of the city. Having considered getting a henna tattoo previously, we decided to see how much one would set us back. We got talking to a couple of artists, and the talk soon became haggling, which continued even as they began giving us a tattoo. I ended up with one on my upper arm that comprised off a few swirls and a scorpion. Once it was finished and paid for, I was advised that the scorpion means "good luck". This was later confirmed when a local approached me later on to let me know this as well. Great!

We headed to bed early and were fast asleep after we peeled our tattooes as we had to be up at 4am the following morning for our flight to Milan!
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McArabian Sandwich anyone?
McArabian Sandwich anyone?
The Majorelle Gardens.
The Majorelle Gardens.
The Majorelle Gardens.
The Majorelle Gardens.
The Majorelle Gardens.
The Majorelle Gardens.
Curious Turtle at theMajorelle Gar…
Curious Turtle at theMajorelle Ga…
I couldnt resist!
I couldn't resist!
Bamboo graffiti at the Majorelle G…
Bamboo graffiti at the Majorelle …
The Bustling Djemma El Fna.
The Bustling Djemma El Fna.
Henna Tattoo
Henna Tattoo
Chilling in the Djemma El Fna.
Chilling in the Djemma El Fna.
The Water Boy. Hes the Moroccan A…
The Water Boy. He's the Moroccan …
Performing Monkeys on a leash.
Performing Monkeys on a leash.
Hutchs Tattoo
Hutch's Tattoo
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