Following my footprint to Africa 一起環遊世界-非洲篇

2018年10月10日摩洛哥(Morocco)

和平號帶我們到了非洲北部摩洛哥(Morocco)-經過丹吉爾(Tangier)到達了得土安 (Tetouan). 老城在1997年被列入世界文化遺產。

原汁原味蜿蜒的小巷
老城裡,時間的遷移彷彿不存在
人們仍從事與100年前一樣的活動,裁縫衣服,手作皮革製品,販賣羊奶起士、麵包…

在老城裡的麵包店,使用的是炭火,烤出來的味道不太一樣。但說是店,其實只提供烘烤服務。如果想聽八卦,去那裡就對了,因為家家戶戶都會在家準備好麵團,再帶去烤,烤的時候就閒話家常…

1912年西班牙蓋的新城區內,有看起來像現在西班牙的購物街
王宮右手邊的小路通往猶太區
在1948年以色列建國後,猶太人離開當地但其建築仍為他們留下了足跡
當地的阿拉伯人搬進去,不習慣有窗戶與陽台,門窗深鎖,只有受到邀請的人才能看到家裡內觀。在那裡,有些門上還掛著鑰匙,但沒人佔用,當地人尊重他人的所有權,只將門戶蓋住,靜靜地等百年後充公由市政府重新安排。
當清真寺廣播禱告時間到了,店家只把布簾拉上,販賣的商品也不會有人偷,治安良好而且天主教教堂就在清真寺旁共存

那天我們的團坐的是16號車,當我們在城裡步行觀光需要轉彎時,我用小蜜蜂和大家提醒: 16車的朋友我們右轉,過馬路小心。有人聽成16歲的朋友…我說對啊,今天大家都是16歲的少女少男,他們笑得多開心…不過改天坐5號車,我們就變成5歲,哈哈!

10/10/2018, Peace Boat docked in Tangier, Morocco.

We took the tour bus to visit Tetouan (UNESCO since 1997).

In the old town, the original streets winding like a maze and time seems to have stopped ticking.
You can see people doing activities like it was 100 years ago, tailors making clothes, making leather products by hands, and selling sweets and fresh goat cheese without a refrigerator.

The bakery, actually serves as a big public oven (using charcoal that gives the bread a distinctive taste) and people have to make their own dough at home and bring it there to bake. It’s the best place to gossip.

The new town was built by Spanish in 1912, looks just like a shopping street in Spain nowadays. On the right-hand side of the palace, you will find a passage to the Jewish quarter full of empty houses and new Arabic-speaking residents. Many Jews left for Israel in 1948 but the architecture proves their existence with windows and balconies. But it’s not a custom for Arabic people to have windows so they keep them closed and only the invited visitors can see the interior of the house.

Some empty houses have keys on them however locals leave those properties alone and only cover the doors with wood or fabric. They respect the ownership there. They’re waiting quietly for 100 years for those to become state property and get redistributed. When the mosque broadcasts “It’s time for prayers!”, the shopkeepers only cover the goods with fabric but nothing gets stolen.

Another interesting fact: Catholic and Jewish people are only 2% of the Moroccan population but the Catholic church is right next to the mosque. They coexist peacefully!

That day, our group took the car No. 16. When we needed to take turns in the city, I used the little bee (a sound amplifying system) to alert everyone. “Friends from the car number 16, let’s take a right turn here and mind your step when crossing the street. Some people thought that I was saying something like my 16-year-old friends instead of the car-no.-16 friends… So I joked around with them. Yes, that’s right. Today, everyone is 16-year-old. Don’t forget you’re still young! They all laughed… But if we were to take car 5, we would become 5 years old then, haha!😋

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s