A Little Unwitting in Marrakech

IMG_5917This photo was taken at around 1:15 a.m. when we were waiting for pizza on the way home from a hookah lounge in Marrakech. Apparently we were having fun. Little did I know that our (my?) safety was at risk. My Couchsurfing host, Noureddine, got grounded by his parents when we got home by 2 a.m. We thought his parents got mad because it was late, but later Nour told me that it was because he sent his younger brother to bring me home with his motorbike, while Nour should of looked for a taxi instead. He added that in his neighborhood (3 miles away from the city center), there are gangsters who keep an eye on who is coming in and out and foreigners are highly targeted. Later on, I found out that they always have someone at home for safety sake.

So, thank god we/I didn’t get robbed, and thanks to Nour’s parents for their concerns. I feel bad about spending three days at theirs; it must have added stress to his parents…

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