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Flight was bog-standard Ryanair. I bagged a window seat and thought I'd settle down for a nice sit down and chill chill with a bit of music. When two northern whales, tatted up to max and smelling like something died plops themselves next to me.....I swear the amount of rings and bangles between them would fetch a house where we were headed. Ugh. Typical brit on ...
... was only starting to come alive. The square was littered with street performers, henna artists, men with monkeys and a variety of other entertainers. The food market stalls all looked fairly similar and we settled for the first one that offered an English menu. It didn't take long as it was becoming apparent English was much more widely spoken here then the rest of Morocco. Nonetheless we had been extremely impressed with most of the Moroccans we had ...
... as I’ve said before Moroccans aren’t big on street signs) so we ended up having to pay someone to take us there. No one does anything for free here. The Riad is lovely and it is quite nice to be back in a room with a proper sized bed and an ensuite!
In the evening, after having a rest and a shower, we headed out into the famous Place Jemaa el-Fna square. This is another UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also ...
... about 20 years old and quite high tech with a retractable roof and giant titanium doors that open vertically. I took a one hour tour of the place and was thoroughly impressed.
With the tour done and it being around noon I went in search of a place to find some food. This is not always an easy task during Ramadan. My guidebook listed a place called Rick’s Café that was built to take advantage of the famous establishment by the same name that appeared ...
... in pigeon droppings which softens them. They go on through various other vats to gain strength and colour before drying in the sun. Once dry they get stretched with sharp knives to get the final texture and size before heading off to get made into everything from shoes to handbags.
On finishing the tour we were led to the shop which we knew was coming, and shown around for ten minutes before making a hasty exit. Surprise surprise our guide from ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility