Golden Tulip El Mechtel
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- Swimming pool
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Day 52 - Finally a rest day!
This morning Toby had a bright idea to set an alarm and go to the gym early. What?? So we were up early whilst everyone else on the ship slept in. As we were walking to the gym we saw the ship's doctor and nurse leaving a cabin....it's very early....must be ebola! We are ebola obsessed as it's the only thing being broadcast on the English station. ...
... time waiting around w/o any guarantee we'd find him.
Somehow as we exited the medina he was spied by somebody. Disorganization had reigned supreme so far. It was 1245 and we headed back down Avenue Habib Bourguiba for lunch. I knew any sit down repast was going to eat into Bardo time as we were supposed to be there at 1400 per the itinerary.
We went to the Le Capitole restaurant. I ordered a seafood pizza. No pizza in a pizza restaurant. I ordered ...
... eventually were on the street leading to the Grande Poste. There was some sort of protest on its front steps so we stay clear of it, heading up to the floral clock garden.
On the way back we stopped for an espresso. The price was probably gouged or you pay a premium to sit near the statue of Emir Abdelkader 200 AD.
Heading back to the hotel, we passed kids playing football/soccer on artificial turf. I played referee on a couple of goal calls. ...
... less than 5 minutes.)
Anyway, I hung out in the lounge and decided to wander down to the gate about 5 minutes before boarding was to commence since my gate was at the far end of the Casablanca airport. Once I arrived I realized boarding was going to be complete clusterf... because the same two women who were issuing boarding passes were now at the gate. The time for our departure came and went and still no announcement. The two girls chatted and laughed and ...
... from buying from the other stores. The bargaining leverage is really advantageous if you know how to bargain. A bag can go from e250 to e50 or e75. A lot of the goods are done by master artists such as rugs, ceramic ware, and metal.
Old and young sells Jasmine bunch for 5e. It smells really good. Spices are sold by bulk. You cannot miss the Moroccan style architecture mixed with the white and blue colors reflecting the color of the sky and sea. Once in awhile you can ...