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"" Local Traditions Tip by Krystynn

Local Traditions, Marrakesh: 19 reviews and 22 photos


Fondest memory: Having <u>breakfast at the home of this Berber Mom who lives in the Ourika Valley</u> was one of my favorite moments here in Marrakech. Yes, we had the ubiquitous mint tea and ate some freshly baked pita bread. Hey, when you're this hungry, you'd eat ANYTHING (like me). <i>What?</i> Me - greedy? <i>Will you pleeease stop telling everyone this?</i> :-)

The Berbers are the original tribe people who first lived in Morocco... and some of them are still living in the <u><b>Ourika Valley</b></u> today... about a 1 hour's drive away from bustling <b>Marrakech</b>. The majority of modern day Moroccans (approx. 40% of them) are pure Berber with another 35% of Berber ancestry...

The Berbers are an indigenous group of North-West African non-Arab tribal people and you can find them living in areas of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia. It is believed that they inhabited North Africa as early as 3000 B.C. <i>Confused?</I> Yeah, me too.

<i>Don't worry</i>... just remember that they are a really nice bunch of people! :-)) <i>Really</i>.

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  • Written Aug 24, 2002
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