22 November 2002

Fourth and last week in Morocco, Friday, 15–Friday, 22 November

Friday, 15 November, Marrakech: Green Ice, continued; more rain; take-away dinner from Restaurant le Port.

Saturday, 16 November, Marrakech: Samir visited; dinner at N’zaha with Youssef.

Sunday, 17 November, Marrakech: N’zaha with Youssef, Simo, goofy-looking Mohammed; Polly returned; dinner with Polly at Djemaâ al-Fna, biggest tajine in the world; wandered in concentric circles; blue turban day at Belhaj.

Monday, 18 November, Marrakech: Djemaâ al-Fna, continued; walked down street near Cusabine Mosque; drinks at N’zaha; watched billiard game in Kebir café; dinner at Belhaj with Lankan woman; saw Nouredine; Cybernet Bab Agnaou.

Tuesday, 19 November, Marrakech: Djemaâ al-Fna, continued; drinks with Polly and Hafida at Moustafa’s restaurant.

Wednesday, 20 November, Marrakech:

Thursday, 21 November, Marrakech:

Friday, 22 November, Marrakech, Casablanca, London, New York City:

14 November 2002

Third week in Morocco, Friday, 8–Thursday, 14 November

Friday, 8 November, Marrakech:

Saturday, 9 November, Marrakech: Kebir café was crowded; Âbdelkerim (Baguira) visited; dinner at Mbarek; wandered with Polly.

Sunday, 10 November, Marrakech: drinks at Âbdelmajid with Polly and Samir while Mohammed wrote a letter; Ghadouan visited; dinner at Chez Mohammed and many people said hello; more drinks at Âbdelmajid; Polly left for France.

Monday, 11 November, Marrakech: Internet Iris; Kebir: Hafida wore lovely coat; dinner at Chez Mohammed, Hassane wore two hats; drinks at Belhaj.

Tuesday, 12 November, Marrakech: Internet Iris with Mohammed from Âbdelmajid and Âdel from Meslouhi; long walk with Saïd who used to live in Connecticut: mellah, kasba, royal palace etc.; dinner at Meslouhi.

Wednesday, 13 November, Marrakech: drinks at Belhaj and N’zaha with Samir; Internet Iris with Âdel from Meslouhi; deaf Djemal visited; walked downtown with Saïd; dinner at Belhaj.

Thursday, 14 November, Marrakech: another walk with Saïd through medina to Bab Doucala and café thereabouts; Djemaâ al-Fna; mugged and camera stolen on Moulaï Hassane Street near Daurade du Sud restaurant; various police stations; outrageous storm; take-away dinner from Bella Pizza, dessert at Green Ice, both in the Milennium Complexe.

07 November 2002

Second week in Morocco, Friday, 1–Thursday, 7 November

Friday, 1 November, Marrakech: Met the two Youssefs at N’zaha; Polly ordered table at Mr. Fouad’s store; dinner at Belhaj, Rachid temporarily fired; bumped into Hicham in lovely new park; more food at Mbarek.

Saturday, 2 November, Marrakech: sat in park in front of the Koutoubia; Salman Khan movie at Kebir café, Âdel flirted with me; moved to Résidence d’Atlas in one petit taxi; dinner at Mbarek with southern Lebanese men.

Sunday, 3 November, Marrakech: Kebir café with Hafida and Naïma; dinner with Polly at Islane.

Monday, 4 November, Marrakech: Belhaj, my apartment, Diamant Noir with Samir; Kebir café: Kuch kuch hota hai, Egyptian film, more henna from Hafida, cigarette seller’s daughter had yoğurt on her face; again returned telephone to Samir in Guéliz; take-away lunch from Chickenland; Marjane with Polly; drinks at #42 Djemaâ al-Fna restaurant, Belhaj and Mbarek.

Tuesday, 5 November, Marrakech: (First night of Ramadan.) N’zaha with Samir and Âbdoula; watched Mbarek close; dinner party which never happened; bought compact discs at Kebir; Djemaâ al-Fna, including #42; saw younger Youssef.

Wednesday, 6 November, Marrakech: (First day of Ramadan.) Kebir café, Salman Khan movie; visiting various restaurants at Djemaâ al-Fna; plastic bags from cassette man Âbdelrahim.

Thursday, 7 November, Marrakech: Kebir café with Polly, Dilvale dulhaniya le jayenge.