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Marrakesh's train station all shiny marble, glass and tiles, (not unlike Fes's train station) has a taxi rank where drivers mill about waiting to catch a couple of sticky, tired and quite naive tourists who want to donate a reasonable slice of their retirement fund just to be delivered within spitting (but not finding) distance of their riad. Being …
Tara here: So we made our decision to go to Morocco on a whim and a semi-cheap return plane ticket. The flight there was not as cheap, the flight back was very cheap. Ironic really. The day of our flight we spent a great day in Barcelona (see details in upcoming Barcelona entry) and turned up at the airport in plenty of time for our midnight flight …
... get on that vino sharon. I despair... Touch down! And it's thunderstorming....for like 10 mins of downpour. Met Lara who had to wait while my passport controller went for a cheeky slash and a mint tea, holding up the line for a good 30 mins. Shared a taxi to the place jemaa el fna, met a helpful young laddo who took us to the road....who also asked for a tip, ...
On arrival to our Riad we greeted by a gentleman with a big smile and a pot of Mint tea. Once again the interior of the riad was breath taking. The Moroccans sure knew how to create atmosphere. After a short orientation on the Riad and a helpful set of directions to all the main areas we were shown to our room. Our host gave us a smile as he opened the door explaining the "Coco Chanel" room was the best they had. As we had come to expect the room ...
On Wednesday 4 September we left Fes early in the morning as we had a big drive down to Marrakech. We took the longer scenic route through the Middle Atlas Mountains (not to be confused with the High Atlas Mountains which have notoriously dodgy roads). The main road was quite good and a lot better than the road we took on Monday. At first we went through forest with wild olive and Atlas cedar trees. We passed through many ...
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