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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... and-sorry long lunch together to sink back cokes and plates of fries to atone for the festivities. Being Friday there were additional prayers going on and we sat for a time outside our hotel watching those praying during the day. Throughout the trip Ramadan has been a key part of the lives of those around us: the sleepy run of life during the day as shops remained closed and restaurants have no reason to trade; the bustle of the post-break fast evening and cities coming ...
After breakfast we grabbed a local bus and headed back to the medina for a more informed tour of the area. We met our guide outside the large mosque from the previous night and got to know a little bit more about it - fitting 60,000 worshippers at a time, it was built immediately next to the ruins of another mosque that was torn down for being too liberal. The minaret of the mosque stands 77 metres tall (with an interior ramp that was once used by the prayer caller to ...
... of Marrakech. Because of the close proximity to the water-providing mountains and the international investments the city has a lot of fertility and wealth - perhaps most obviously displayed by the many golf courses we passed on the way. Entering the city itself there was an instant abundance of beautiful gardens, manicured hedges and tree-lined streets. The greenery provided a fresh contrast to the large clay city walls that stretch some 19km around the old city. ...
... though. Back in Marrakech and feeling quite tired. I should go up to Djemaa El Fnaa (square) to see all the night action but really can't be bothered. I'm hoping we'll see it tomorrow night when we have our last group dinner. Might be a dinner of nuts, figs and tuna for me ...
... place with a beautiful central courtyard and pool run by an expat Frenchman Sylvain. He was a helpful guy in giving us the inside track on how to deal with Marrakech and what to watch for - mostly pickpockets, appropriate tipping amounts, and locals trying to scam you. The most common scam attempt we experienced was people pointing you in the opposite direction to a main attraction e.g. "main square this way". This is ...