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... and the Moroccans are very tolerant of other belief systems in general… but the bed thing is another subject. Basically I don’t think couples sleep together here. Getting a double bed in a hotel usually involves someone smashing two small twins together. So, yes, Virginia, a real King size bed was something of a marvel in itself.
The room boasted a window into the interior garden and a window looking out towards the medina ...
... in what was probably the wrong key and with the wrong lyrics. But what we lacked in musicality we made up for in passion so that by the time we got to "Of the Wooooorrrrrld!" the macaroons were placed in front of us and we dug into them. We had earned them with our vocal stylings and they were wonderful.
While we were still sitting around and talking after eating, I went back down the stairs to use the restroom on the middle floor. As I went down I remembered ...
... the Riad, in the Medina. He said he would make tea for us when we got back. Perfect! And that is exactly what happened. We had some mint tea on the terrace. We talked to Mohammed for awhile, then just relaxed on our own. We didn't go to our room until close to midnight, I think.
p.s. We walked by the street where the faux guide was yesterday, the sign for the "Tannerie" was gone. Apparently, he puts that up himself to catch tourists in his trap. It worked on me.
... the next day, we had bonded even more with our new friends and I was super sad to have to leave them. On the bright side, if I ever want to go to Ireland or the Netherlands, I have places to stay!
Back in Sevilla, Laura, Jen, Lindsay, and I explored the city in which GAME OF THRONES will be filmed this October. Laura and I even climbed a fence to catch a glimpse of a set being built.
The next morning, we left bright and early for ...
* The Merinids were a dynasty of Zenata Berber descent that took over from the Almohads in
1244 and ruled Morocco from the 13th to the 15th century)
** The Saadians were a dynasty of Arab descent, who claimed to have descended from the Prophet Mohammed
*** The Toureg (the Blue Tribe) people are a nomadic tribe originating from Mali and southern Algeria. Many now reside in Morocco.