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Strolling the back alleys of Marrakech, Morocco involves crowds of both Arabs and travelers alike, relentless street vendors looking to sell their authentic Moroccan goods, the smells of Moroccan Whiskey--also known as Moroccan mint tea, popping in and out of the hot African sun while passing under tarps that cover market areas, and, of course, dodging the frequent amount of pedestrian motor bikes.

Often riding two or three deep, the motorbike serves the same purpose in Marrakech as it does in South America, Asia, Europe, and anywhere else: cheap, efficient transport-and the ability to duck and dodge to just about anywhere in town without getting out of a car.

In a much more crowded alleyway, I spotted this motorbike next to traditional Arabic art and architecture, quietly waiting for it's next hectic ride thru the alleyways to dodge travelers like myself, back onto the roads past Jma el Fnaa, the Koutoubia Mosque, and any other sandy-red building that makes Marrakech the great city it is, and onto it's final destination.

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