Riad Al Karama
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
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... was fantastic and the riad was kept in very good condition. It's amazing, though not surprising, how much better things get looked after when people care about what they're doing. What a great find, and a wonderful part of my afternoon just chatting with the manager about this aspect of Moroccan culture, and the building itself. The later part of the afternoon was spent catching up on e-mails and waiting for a couple fellow travelers to get ready to wander the grab ...
... bright blue villa. This had pretty yellow doors and windows. It was all really beautiful. It was quite small and quite quick to wander around. We took a taxi down to Bahia Palace. The guy agreed on 50 dirhams, (the price the hotel had told us) but then proceeded to tell us that the palace was closed today (of course it was), but I insisted that is where he took us. Enroute he tried to convince us that a gallery would be a good idea. No. No it wouldn't be. But ...
... that at all. There was no aggression from the store holders, if we showed interest they encouraged us as would any decent sales person, they were polite and obliging. We managed to work our way through the souks and up through the local residential area before getting a taxi to the shopping centre. We enjoyed the relief of the air conditioning for an hour or two before returning to the big square and taking one last stroll through the souks before ...
... us it was a straight line back to the plaza, half an hour later we were more lost than Amelia Earhardt over the Pacific Ocean. We started asking people how to get to the main square, and they all seemed to keep pointing us in the direction we were already going, coincidentally away from them. We found some signs that supposedly directed us to the main square, but after another half hour of following them it became apparent that we were winding back ...
Another unpleasant ferry journey (see Egypt blog for a tale of genuine woe) saw us arriving late but in one piece into Tangiers.
Tangiers is not the most beautiful of Moroccan cities, but there is still plenty to see. We had a wander around its medina (scenes from Inception are filmed here) and headed out of town to check out Hercules' Grotto, a really spectacular cave opening up on to crashing Mediterranean waves. ...