Hotel Le Zat
- Swimming pool
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A new guide, Mustafa, accompanied us to the desert with our driver, Esam. Though Mustafa was by no means as engaging a guide as Dris, it's not a fair comparison. Mustafa had only the passing scenery to tell us about, while Dris had the sights, smells, sounds, and stunning eccentricities of Marrakech to share with us. The drive to the desert was estimated to take around 9 hours - stopping halfway to spend the night in Ouarzazate - on a very windy ...
... and lie down. No other member of the party was affected but we have all had some minor discomforts of the gastric kind over our time in Morocco. We had two nights in Fez which allowed for recovery time for our sickies. We had a guided tour of Fez, taking in the view of the old city (the Medina) from a high vantage point and then visited the pottery workshop where we saw each stage of the process. potters worked on manual wheels and each step in the production line ...
... eg. Each house had a cow and vegetable patch. Most of these villages have just got electricity for the first time in the last 8 years!!
It got up to 36* but it felt even hotter! There isn't much shade unless you're in the valleys. Our Riad had a pool which was a huge relief from the heat.
We ventured off for a walk in the town we are staying the night, Ait Ben Haddou. The old village has been the backdrop for heaps of ...
... Cinq minutes, cinq minutes, I hear Monsieur say, oh oh, I think we are late.
We arrive in town, miraculously in one piece. It is 9.30am. We reconfirm our bus tickets once more and leave bags in left luggage. Coach office, which doubles up as rose product shop, is not really set up for left luggage. Grumpily, the owner takes our bags and stuffs them on the bottom shelf of his outdoor display then puts rose products removed from shelves in front of bags. OK, not exactly ...
... was a huge wall of rock. Very cool.
That night we had an amazing meal of tangine, couscous, veggies and bread. With oranges for desert. There are about a bazillion orange trees in Morocco and they are amazingly good. I am not a big orange eater at home, only Christmas oranges, and these are to die for. SO GOOD!!!
That night we had a fire, sat around and got to know our group. It was a lovely evening :)