In my further adventures defying death just to blend into the local culture, I took some video footage of what it’s like to walk through one of the most congested and chaotic portions of the Medina in Marrakesh.
The Casbah I thought only existed in Pepe Le Pew cartoons, but it’s a real place. Unfortunately, by my footage, there’s nothing romantic about dodging cars, bicycles, mopeds and donkeys. It does smell.
Rue Ibn Rochd connects the Casbah to Avenue Hommane Al Fatouaki, a major road in the Medina. The Rue is where cab drivers would park their cars so all sorts of traffic goes in and out with order. There’s no sidewalks, there are sorts of makeshift stands selling fruits and nuts and the cab drivers make extra money by selling junk out of their trunks to other drivers.
Spoiler alert: I didn’t get mowed over