Riad Perle D'Orient
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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We woke surprisingly chipper after a sleep in (it wouldn't last) and headed off for a breakfast as meager as the previous day, following it up with a trip to a restaurant get an actual meal to start us off. Back at the hotel we checked in on the others from the night before and found them in a bit of a state. With our bus leaving at 2pm, there wasn't much to do except pack bags and have a last look around the city. The evils of the previous night eventually caught me up and we had ...
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. ...
... Mohammad's credit he just smiled his big tobacco stained toothy smile and went back to eating as though blissfully ignorant of the beat down that the ladies thought they just gave him. The fact that he had been smoking a baggy full of hash all day, except during prayer, of course, probably helped his mood.
The rest of dinner was more grousing from the 4 folks we picked up along the way after being dropped off 3 hours earlier on the side of the road on a 90 degree ...
... do one without the other. After a few hours of walking aimlessly, happy that if you had to get lost anywhere, the streets of Marrakech were by far the most entertaining. Of course we had found retreat at one point for an off the beaten track lunch (Tajine with figs and a yoghurt desert that put every other yoghurt in the world to shame) we did finally reach the square. The walk from there was easy.
It was back to the rooftop terrace for some ...