Sunday, 9 September 2007

MEGA NERD!


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The truth is out..



A small neighborhood indeed!

I told no one I was ill. I only left the house once, desperate for water, to go one block to the hannut; yet when I left to be back in the world this morning, along with the usual chorus of “Bonjour” and “Salam”, was “You are better?” It is reassuring in that I think if in desperate need I could hang my head out the window and ask for help, and the Oudayas would answer.

The Moroccans do not seem to gawk at accidents and back up traffic the way I have observed in the West. It is more a casual, “Someone is there? All right then.” And they go on their way creating lanes of traffic around the accident, no matter this involves driving on the curb, sidewalk, or median. Now if it were a camel involved…

It has, do I dare to say it, wish it, as I have longed for it – been getting cooler, or at the very least getting no hotter? A girl can dream. I have big plans the instant the weather cools down. I want to explore the Hassan and Mausoleum of Mohammed V monument, and the site of the ancient Roman city of Sala Colonia and the Merenid necropolis of Chellah with its historic gate, great walls and a viewing platform that looks out over the valley, and the grounds of the palace I can see without getting shot or arrested, as well as the Royal mosque. I will of course take you along via words and camera. Rabat looks to be a good walking city when one is not melting into the cracks in the sidewalk. Unfortunately the museums here are not really worth visiting which is a shame for me, I love museums, but as Q pointed out it takes a lot of money to maintain a good museum.

The horrid bank fiasco is over! I have my bank card and cash in hand. Details on the 'morrow.

Back to the gym today, so I’m off.
Ciao.

16 comments:

xoussef said...
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xoussef said...

glad you're getting better ^^

jmb said...

Thank goodness the bank issues are finally resolved. Scary, no?
Looking forward to a virtual visit to all those places.
regards
jmb

lady macleod said...

xoussef

Hello darlin'. I haven't heard from you in a bit. I was getting ready to scour the Fez Medina for you. Thank you,

and thank you for coming by.

lady macleod said...

jmb

yeahsureyoubetcha'!

thank you for coming by.

Pig in the Kitchen said...

Glad you are better, have money and can go to the gym, life is on the up!
Pigx

lady macleod said...

piggy

Indeed! Have money, will pump and go!

thank you for coming by.

lady macleod said...

piggy

Indeed! Have money, will pump and go!

thank you for coming by.

Omega Mum said...

Very good news about your bank and, possibly, about the weather. We'd all rush over too, you know, if nec.

Kaycie said...

Glad you're feeling better.

And I'm glad someone besides me is such a huge nerd. I was beginning to get a complex. ;)

Ian Lidster said...

I came in as uber-cool history/lit geek. Not bad if I do say so myself.

lady macleod said...

ian

You fit right in with our clan then. I'm a history buff and read constantly; Q is a literature person-soon to be professor.
Being uber-cool is always good yes?

thank you for coming by.

lady macleod said...

kaycle

Thank you. Oh yes, in our family we are all geeks and proud of it! It is a good thing.

thank you for coming by.

lady macleod said...

omega mum

Kind words indeed. I don't doubt that you would rush over, and it's nice to know that.

thank you for coming by.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I know what you mean about being able to call for help. It's nice to know that your neighbours do notice when you're not around. So glad the bank issue is cleared up. It's cooler here too. Looking forward to your posts on your explorations. Don't get arrested in the palace!

heatherf said...

I do think the Archeological Museum is worth a visit as it contains many statues etc. taken from Volubulis. It is only a short visit and entry is only 10 dirham.