Riad Lotus Perle
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... until we arrived about 4:30 at our next stop the town of Midelt. So far lunch and dinner had basically been the same, chicken drumsticks or beef cooked in a big pot with vegies. It's pretty good but we were ready for something different. The hotel in Midelt was really flash and meant a bigger selection so I had mixed grill and stace had some Bolagnaise and pasta. There was a Moroccan wedding on at the hotel so after dinner we were invited to attend. ...
... go in to detail but suffice to say that as animal lovers we found it very confronting. The second night we were there we went to Jemma el Fna , the large square in the centre of the Old Medina. That, also was confronting with snake charmers, monkeys, and very sad donkeys & mules, let alone the magnitude of people that were there. Not for claustrophobic people like myself.
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Firstly, we were ...
Abdul drove us to the atlas mountains on our 2nd day in Marrakech. Born in the mountains and he spent 19 years working at Ric************'s Kasbah in the Atlas Mountains, he recently bought part of a car and is a full time private driver. According to Abdul tourism is a game changer for the once poor mountain people and many locals are employed as guides and tour organisers for people like us who want to explore the mountains.
Once you leave the flat dusty expanse ...
... dirt roads throughout the whole village.
- Ate at a great local place for lunch and with bread and tagine.
- Visited Kasbah in Ourzazate with a guide who didn’t actually tell us much about the Kasbah but all about the Muslim religion.
- Saw Atlas studios where they filmed movies like gladiator etc.
- Our Riad was in the middle of many unfinished cement houses and a huge dirt hill ...
... went for supper at a little cafe/restaurant overlooking the ocean where we had some really good chocolate crepes. On Sunday we went into town, Zineb bought some boots and Bouchra got a jumper. We then went home, at lunch and got ready for the drive back to Marrakech. Even though the weather meant that we couldn't go out and see much I was very glad to see another Moroccan city.