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Still Traveling: Marvelous Marrakech

December 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm MST

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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 28, 2020


Still Traveling: Marvelous Marrakech

We are delighted to partner with our friends at The Osher Marin JCC and other program partners to bring you “Still Traveling: Marvelous Marrakech.”

Four Mondays: Dec. 7-28 | 12-1:15 p.m.

Pour yourself a cup of mint tea (click here for a recipe) and join Trip Leader James Sokol on our virtual trips to this magical North African country, so different from most Arab-dominant countries. Morocco has its own unique, fascinating culture – a blend of indigenous Berber, Arabian, Sub-Saharan African & European (Christian & Jewish) influences. In this first series on Morocco, join our wonderful, local guide for visits around his diverse, vibrant, 1000-year-old city to discover wonders that await!

NB: We have extended the time to allow a full-hour for the “tour” and a buffer for welcome/wrap-up.

Tickets are $50 for the series or $15/session.

Dec. 7
Morocco Overview & Marrakech’s Medina

Get an overview of Morocco before exploring this emblematic metropolis starting at the main square of its old city. Learn about its history, how the city was built and more. Then, follow our guide as he winds our way through the dizzying maze of alleyways to visit an array of souks (re: shops) to see the exciting and diverse products for sale, learning about local specialties along the way.

Dec. 14
The Gardens of Marrakech

Nicknamed, “The Rose Among the Palms,” this bustling city has beautiful, hidden retreats nestled throughout. “Stroll” with our guide into these urban oases for a refreshing visual promenade to soak in their colors and textures as he explains their histories.

Dec. 21
Moroccan-Jewish Life

With a rich history in Morocco extending over 2500 years, Jews have had a vibrant presence, peaceful & productive relations with Muslims, Berbers, and others, and lucrative careers. Join our guide for a stroll through the city’s mellah (“Jewish Quarter”) to learn more about its history and how it is today. Along the way, stop at a synagogue and the Jewish cemetery to enrich the journey.

Dec. 28
Koutoubia Mosque & Local Muslim Life

Starting with a visit to the city’s largest mosque, explore – with our guide – the sites and practices of spirituality in Morocco. Learn how local traditions differ so vastly from those in other Muslim countries.


December 28, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
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