Emeraude Riad Hotel
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... br> We made a mental note to return later, and continued on, stopping for a while to admire the huge tolerance gate - a striking arch which bears the symbols of Jewish, Christian and Muslim faiths, and serves as a reminder of the accepting nature of the city. Here, Jews were given huge tax reliefs for setting up business here, and the city still has a functioning synagogue, as well as two that are currently being restored. Catholicism too, found acceptance here, the ...
A day of high drama that began smoothly. We were heading south east towards Erfoud and then, on the following day, Merzouga where we would meet the Sahara. The vehicle was a Mercedes van, so we all fitted comfortably, and Farass a careful, considerate driver who knew the roads well. He lives with his three children and wife in Marrakech, and was once a bus driver. As we drove he quietly pointed out things of interest, characteristically unable to pronounce the letter 'r'. ...
... was in order so no problem. But every time we saw a check point Hamid would spend ten minutes telling us about police corruption and how they're not there to make sure everyone is safe, they're just there to try and make money out of you or get you to give them a bribe so you wouldn't be fined. Anyway on our trip to Essaouira we must have passed at least five check points and saw two speed traps. We were asked to stop three ...
... to, and others which we try and avoid.
Namely 'Smile'. Smile loves Charly and has a habit of just appearing
out of nowhere, even when we are looking out for him!
There is not much for us to do here,
and we cant just have a nice, quiet, relaxing walk because we are
hounded, we cant sunbathe due to the problems described above and we
cant swim as the water is very cold. We are now spending our evenings
watching films inside the hotel room.
Now it ...
After a lazy second day in camp, at least for me as Tim was working, we packed up for our two day trip to Essaouira, another of our favourite destinations in Morocco. Of course, we had the essential booze and food visit at the local Marjane before heading west to the coast.
Our chosen place to bush camp that night was a scenic clearing not far from the local rubbish dump. Thankfully, the wind was blowing mostly in the opposite direction for MOST of ...