We’re people watchers (especially when we travel), fascinated by how people work, worship, and live in countries other than our own. And in Marrakech, how people move from one place to another was in stark contrast to how we get around in the U.S. Rarely did we see cars in lanes (lines on the street were merely a suggestion in some places), and ingenuity ruled the day as far as transportation went. People got around any way they could — from carts to motorcycles to bikes to skate boards. Here are a few glimpses of transportation, Marrakech style.
Not just for tourists in Jemaa el-Fnaa. Locals hopped on, too.
Donkeys with carts
Piled high and to the breaking point.
Waiting to deliver the goods, a donkey stands tethered in a Marrakech marketplace.
Carts piled high
Adding a third wheel actually doubles what you can haul!
Carts piled low
Have flatbed, will deliver — open and airy transportation, for sure.
And carts filled to overflowing!
No comment needed. We have no idea how people negotiate mile-high loads!
Walking gets you there.
Ladies at Koutoubia Mosque get around by foot — possibly the most expedient way in crowded tourist areas.
And so does riding.
A cyclist whizzing by? Not following the lanes? Just another day in the streets of the medina.
But at the end of the day, a cart can be anything you want it to be.