Don’t You Know We’re Going on the Marrakesh Express

We have spent several weeks in France but it is time to depart. The people, the food, and the sights made it an experience that we will never forget. Let’s head south to Africa. Our destination is Morocco. It is a two hour flight from Paris to the city of Casablanca. We will spend two days in Casablanca. Afterwards, we will take a bus to the train station and begin our three hour journey to Marrakesh.

The train ride from Casablanca to Marrakesh became the place to be for young Americans in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Graham Nash of Crosby, Stills & Nash wrote a song about his experience traveling on the Marrakesh Express train. It brought fame and fortune to Nash and more tourists to Morocco.

There is much to do in Marrakesh. We will use guides to take us to various places of interest. Many people in the city speak English, in addition to Arabic and French, so fortunately we will be able to communicate. We will travel to the desert and sample the local cuisine and the tea-drinking customs. We will also visit some museums that will help us understand the people and the culture of this area.

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