Marakesh, Marakech (Part 4)

Marakesh is about 4 hours drive from Rabat. We left Rabat around 2pm and by the time we reached Marakesh it was way past maghrib.
Marakesh is about in the middle of Morocco and it is known as the red city. Almost all the buildings in Marakesh are brick red in colour, be it old or new. In fact it is a recurring themes in most of the buildings in morocco. I believe it is in the clay and earth of Morocco which has reddish tint to it. Even in the dusty areas of Agadir, the earth and dust are reddish. Marakesh is very modern with all the trappings of modern cities around the world. I noticed the intellectuals or the higher echelons would converse in french while most of the man on the street are at ease with Arabic or Mazer. I cannot tell the difference anyway. While we were there, the Marakesh International film Festival is about to start and the city is crawling with actors and actresses from around the world. If there were any Malaysian interest in the Festival, we did not meet any.
The meeting with directors of Morocco’s equivalent of Teacher Education Institute (IPG) was held at the Cadi al Ayyad university. I was made to understand since 2008, all teacher training institutes in Morocco is put under jurisdiction of universities. Here we share how Malaysia run teacher training courses and the various programmes involved. Morocco apparently is very interested in teacher training exchange programme.

Cadi  al Ayyad University, Marakesh
Cadi al Ayyad University, Marakesh

ornate balcony of Cadi Alayyad
ornate balcony of Cadi Alayyad

Dawn in front of Opera hotel in Marakesh
Dawn in front of Opera hotel in Marakesh

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