Morocco
Ethnographic museum in the old military fortress of Sultan Moulay Abderrahman

Ethnographic museum in the old military fortress of Sultan Moulay Abderrahman

Ethnographic museum in the old military fortress of Sultan Moulay Abderrahman a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. This fascinating museum is as intriguing for its architecture as for the displays. It was an old palace fortress of a Sultan until about 1948 when it became the was converted to a museum. The...
Typical fountain in tea shop in Tetouan Medina

Typical fountain in tea shop in Tetouan Medina

Typical fountain in tea shop in Tetouan Medina a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Bathrooms are a problem in all African countries and Morocco is no exception. The Medina was so long that we had to make a pit stop half way through at a tea shop where the proprietor charged us...
Tetouan Median gold jewelry

Tetouan Median gold jewelry

Tetouan Median gold jewelry a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. As in many Mediterranean and Asian countries, women are adorned with as much gold when they marry as the family can afford. It is a sort of savings account and insurance policy in case her husband leaves her, mistreats her, or an...
Moroccan men wear flat slippers preferably yellow

Moroccan men wear flat slippers preferably yellow

Moroccan men wear flat slippers preferably yellow a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Moroccan dress for men is quite varied. There are those who wear a short black Turkish pant and white shirt and others who wear the Jalabiya, or plain tunic. Our guide had an embroidered tunic of either thin silk...
Vendors in Tetouan set up shop where they can

Vendors in Tetouan set up shop where they can

Vendors in Tetouan set up shop where they can a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Vendors set up where they can. Its forbidden in Morocco to take pictures of people bargaining with vendors. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Some areas of the Tetouan Medina are designated for food stalls

Some areas of the Tetouan Medina are designated for food stalls

Some areas of the Tetouan Medina are designated for food stalls a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Moroccan food is superb and varied for those who can afford it. Olives of different varieties, garlic, onion, tomato and many varieties of bread are all sold in certain designated regions. In the bread region...
Steps in the Medina of Tetouan with an Andalucian style

Steps in the Medina of Tetouan with an Andalucian style

Steps in the Medina of Tetouan with an Andalucian style a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Steps going up to a dwelling with blue and white paint which is reminiscent of the Moorish style of Andalucia, Southern Spain even today. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Narrow alley in the Median in Tetouan

Narrow alley in the Median in Tetouan

Narrow alley in the Median in Tetouan a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. The alleys are so narrow that only donkeys can get through. At one point we were in need of a vehicle for a passenger who found it difficult to walk and the locals offered a donkey. Luckily a wheel...
The Medina of Tetouan, Morocco

The Medina of Tetouan, Morocco

The Medina of Tetouan, Morocco a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. A Median is actually a “city” and is usually a word applied to the old parts of cities which were walled because of constant warfare in the past. It is distinct from a Kasbahh, which is actually a fort within which...
Vegetable vendors on the Street in Tetouan

Vegetable vendors on the Street in Tetouan

Vegetable vendors on the Street in Tetouan a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. Tetouan is culturally very diverse as can be seen from the dress of the inhabitants. Those who cannot afford stalls in the Medina, or market areas of the city itself, set up shop on the streets. www.travelwitholga.com twitter
Tetouan, Morocco ancient city near Tangier

Tetouan, Morocco ancient city near Tangier

Tetouan, Morocco ancient city near Tangier a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. The Berber name means literally "the eyes" and figuratively "the water springs". Tetouan is one of the two major ports of Morocco on the Mediterranean Sea, situated just south of the Strait of Gibraltar. Several languages are spoken here including...
Entrance to the Kasbahh of the Udayas, Rabat

Entrance to the Kasbahh of the Udayas, Rabat

Entrance to the Kasbahh of the Udayas, Rabat a photo uploaded by Travel With Olga on Flickr. A Kasbahh is a fortress with a city within the walls. The Kasbahh of Oudayas in Rabat was built around 1150 AD over the ruins of a previous fort that was destroyed in religious wars. The ruling families...