Wednesday, April 29, 2009

A surreal experience in Club Med Marrakech

We had hammam in Club Med which is located right inside the Medina and just a stone's throw away from the Koutobia Minaret.

After the hamman we lounged a bit at the pool with our cocktail drinks in hand when we heard the minaret calling again its devotees to pray. Seriously, in Morocco there is noise pollution but people accept it as a way and part of life. It is religion. It is culture. One must respect it, even us.

Video taken in Club Med Marrakech here:

A 1-minute footage of us lazing in the pool of Club Med in the heart of Marrakech Medina with the Koutobia Minaret calling its devoted followers to pray.

It was quite a surreal experience really with all the European ladies clad in bikinis while some even went topless? Oh dear. Topless in a Muslim country. How is that? And to hear the screeching call to prayers in the background... um, if it was me I would feel awkward doing the topless thing. It just does not fit.

Well at least, all this happened inside the Club Med resort.

Here are some pictures of CLub Med:

And this is the Koutubia Minaret where the call to prayer is being aired. Pretty!

Travel Period: April 2009

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