Met a stranger on a parallel trajectory.
Part 3: Marrakech
For some reason in my North American mind it was very important that we ride camels while in Morocco. Never mind that there were good roads in Marrakech and that no one was riding around on camels, we still felt compelled to find some camels. Youssef, our host in Riad Jardin Secret arranged for a driver to meet us outside the rampart wall. His car was modern and comfortable and stood out amongst the tiny run-down cars that are common in the medina. He explained that we were off to ride, not camels, but dromedaries. Camels have 2 humps while dromedaries have only one. Who knew? As it turns out we really knew nothing about camels/dromedaries. One thing that I have really enjoyed about traveling is learning new interesting facts. Dromedaries are cool!
Cool camel/dromedary facts:
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