Riad Dar Afram
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- Continental Breakfast
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... amp; donkey. Donkeys are everywhere, either carrying a load or a passenger.
We continue, hoping to stay in a resort Jacob spotted in our out of date Lonely Planet. But first we have to endure El Jididad (sp?) which was something else!
Not an enormous town, but it's on the Atlantic Coast & we have to drive through. I encounter a junction....everyone has the right of way!! Buses, cars, vans, pedestrians, ...
... many great things to buy here!!! Our first stop today was the Royal Garden Mara Garden which was built in the 12th century when 10,000 olive trees were planted. There is a pavilion for the Royals to use next to the large reservoir which provides irrigation for the garden. The reservoir is higher than the garden and the plants are watered by gravity feed. Olive trees have to be pruned every year to get good olive production. The walls of the ...
... tourists, there was an opportunity for a camel ride, which we declined.
Dinner last night was in our Riad, and we asked our hosts whether there was a local shop where we could get a bottle of wine ......in less than 10 minutes a phone call had been made, a man turned up, our order placed, and a bottle of local red and 2 local beers home delivered for 15 dhiram (about $20). Our hosts apologised that as ...
Day 7 and we were leaving the mountains and riding on a high plain called the Plateau de Kik and down off the plain in a series of switchbacks. Lots of grazing herd of sheep and goats and we had to make a short stop as a herd of sheep crossed the road in front of us - and hang gliders overhead. Bob had to quickly dodge a chicken as it darted across the road in from of him. Not usual for our cycling in Canada - but then, neither ...
... rather liked it, and said we should all meet up later there for an evening of wine drinking which sounded good to me. So I went around the medina buying food to cook for everyone, fresh peas, potatoes and tomatos, avocados, bananas, breads and crepes, and Jeremy said he was going to sort the wine, only once he had ventured into the seedy looking alcohol shop he balked at the prices of the local wines and came out refusing to buy any.
Anna, Scott and ...