Angsana Riads Collection Morocco - Riad Dar Zaouia
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Got 1st class tix. had compartment to ourselves for awhile--laid down & slept. In Meknes 2 others came in.
Nice driver took us to the Cottages. Difficult to find, but he was very nice.
Got in our cottage, Sylvain showed us around. Went to the pool.
Laid down, not feeling well. A/C not working. Sylvain couldn't get it to work, so we moved to another cottage.
Dinner: chicken & couscous--delish.
We walked. It was hot.
Lunch at (name coming) on way to Jardin Majorelle. I was dying for some iced tea. Of course, there was nothing like that on the menu. I saw someone at a table with a glass of ice, and it occurred to me that I could make my own.
We ordered Salade Variee and The Noir with glasses of ice. The server looked at us with confusion, "Verres? Avec glacons?" Oui. He went over to make the tea, which was right in front of where ...
... the Riad at around 11 am. We walked toward the spa and went into some streets that were just crazy: stalls of meat hanging in the open air (like half pigs for example)--couldn't stand the sight of the flies buzzing around the meat, stalls of some sort of cactus that I think they peel and eat??, huge bunches of mint--smelled really good, pastries that attracted gazillions of bees, and lots and lots of people, bikes, motorbikes all trying to fit in the same place. It was ...
... and were starting to see the Moroccan sales tactics in action.
We stayed in Fes for two nights. Highlights:
- Old medina – only people and donkeys allowed. No cars. Medina has 9600 streets and even locals don’t know all the way around. It is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is receiving money from a few organisations around the world for restoration.
- Learnt more about the ...
Our riad (guesthouse) is in a quiet little out of the way alley (see pictures). We did the city tour today. It is a bit of a culture shock, tons of motor scooters bombing along in very narrow streets. The place is not as clean as the other places we have been on this trip. More tourists than we have seen too. Ended the day overlooking the main square, watching snake ...