Travel Blogs from Marrakech
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Marrakech day excursions
... We were sad to say goodbye to our travelling companions and to Said whom we had grown so fond of. Said was simply an exceptional guide, he welcomed us into his country and showed us the best of Morocco. His warmth, passion and sense of humour added another dimension to our experience and we thank him for that.
As we closed the door of the riad and headed out to the airport we reflected on how we had enjoyed every day and every experience in Morocco, as ...
... about 3 hours in Starbucks we continued on to the train station where we hung out in a McDonald’s until our train was ready. (You're probably sensing a theme here but the big international chains never seem to mind how long you hang around in their restaurant for... very handy for travellers.)
In comparison to the overnight trains we have travelled on in India and Vietnam, this once was luxurious. Not only were the mattresses thick and come ...
... and bounced and heavily packed mini buses passed us on the road. We ate home cooked tagine in the hostel and took a torch lit stroll down into town. A day later we walked this track back up, happier in the dark, more surefooted and less reliant on the nervous sweep of a torch!
We were blessed with another sunny, clear day on Olly's birthday. We strolled uphill into a boulder and walnut wood, past by a tourist balanced on a donkey. We stopped for ...
... two Belgians, who were overall rather quiet, and a mother and son from Holland, the latter of whom was a student of artificial intelligence.
Loek invited me to join him on the rooftop afterwards, though we ended up in his private quarters comparing notes of film making.
When I said I was tired and off to bed, he invited me to stay and sleep with him...whoops, I was taken by surprise and didn't react, said the children were waiting for me and mumbled a sleepy farewell.