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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... you appreciate more. From the moment I set foot in that hostel the people were so welcoming and helpful and they made me feel as if I was a part of their home. Marrakech wasn't dirty like Fes. The markets were buzzing and there was a lot of culture here. The sounds and smells of Marrakech are everything you expect it to be. I got a henna tattoo here from a local and she drew a beautiful flower on my hand. The hasslers in Marrakech were definitely apparent, yet their comments ...
... It was breath-taking and we took several minutes to take all the different pictures we wanted.
When we made our way back down the hill we took the long series of stairs that we had gone around on the way up. They were stone and of different heights and widths and seemed to be carved directly into the curving alleyway. When we got to the bottom our little trip "up some stairs" had taken close to an hour. We knew that some payment would probably be required, but he had ...
You cannot actually enter the tannery, a collection of stone pools where the leather is processed and dyed. Rather, you are invited to climb the roof of the Cooperatif, which sells the leather products, to view the dyeing pools from a safe distance.
On the roof, an old man offered us some mint leaves to guard against the smell, and explained the tanning process to us. Of course, he had to share some rehearsed though sympathetic jokes (Kaka Chanel - the ...
... me, I ended up buying a small rug that was quite beautiful. I still feel I gave too much for it - the shop started at 1700 dirhams, and we finally settled at 850 dirhams. PS - I now thoroughly regret this purchase - the product was not good, perhaps was swapped, and it was not worth exchanging it due to the high cost of couriering it back to the shop. I would not recommend this shop - or if you do buy - remember buyer beware dictum.
It was the day of the long ride ...
I was also able to watch the craftsman who make the large pottery and cement tables and counters. Chipped pottery is fashioned into a design upside down, a mold is place around the design and then covered in cement. Once the cement has hardened, the pottery is turned over and you have inlaid pottery be it a table, countertop or fountain.
We left the pottery workshop and it was now time to tackle the Medina. This was going to be fun!