(Warning to animal lovers and vegetarians, you may want to skip today’s post)
Today we saw bunnies in the market, and pigeons too. It almost looked like a pet shop, but after seeing the chickens slaughtered in Fes last week, we know better.
It made me feel a little sad, although being a meat eater I guess that makes me a bit of a hypocrite too.
Next to the live animals is the meat.
I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I could eat a piece of meat that looked like this just before I purchased it (Yes, those are flies – almost too gross to laugh):
Of course, it was an improvement over the brains:
And the goat head . . .
In the non-meat sections, there are wonderful spices, fruits, olives, bread and sweets (too bad these are covered with flies as well).
If you have been following our trip, you probably remember that we saw much more unusual street food items when we were in China. I didn’t try them then, or now.
Although, I do eat the traditional Moroccan foods in the restaurants we visit. And I ate the octopus in La Coruna, Spain.
What do you think? Is it the new spices, sanitation, or new foods that is upsetting my tummy?
Unless otherwise noted, all photos on this page ©Rhonda Albom 2012
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