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Last and best Marrakech hang-out spot

Marrakesh, Marrakesh-Tensift-El Haouz, Morocco
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Before finally leaving Marrakech, we took a couple of last swings through the medina, visiting the impressive 19th century Bahia Palace, the ruins of the 16th century Badi Palace, and having a classic "sunset hang" at one of the roof-terrace cafes ringing the Place Djmaa el Fna. Wandering through the Place at dusk, I couldn't help glancing around looking for the young lout in the baseball cap who'd almost succeeded in picking my pocket the month before. I did succumb to paying a few dirham to the colorful watersellers for a photo of them in their traditional garb, but managed to escape the clutches of the python handlers, who'd tossed a snake over my neck, grabbed my camera to take a commerative photo, and then tried to extort 200dh - more than 20 bucks! - for the "service". (Apparently, some newly-arrived tourists are successfully intimidated into this rip-off.) We finished with a sunset dinner of lamb kebabs and Morrocan salad at one of the fantastic mobile food stalls that set up at dusk, filling the Place Djmaa el Fna with the delicious smoky smell of grilling meat and bubbling tajines - a memorable end to our stay in Marrakech.
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