Riad des Arts
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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.
... sitting. He double checked again, making sure he understood what I wanted: tea in the teapot, ice in the glasses. Oui. I really think he had no idea what we were doing.
Once the black tea had steeped, I slowly poured it over the ice. Voila! Iced tea. So happy. Of course, we only had enough ice for one glass, but by the time we drank that, the rest of the tea in the pot had cooled down considerably (and so had we), so it all worked out very well. The salads were amazing too.
... much at times, especially when the motorbikes spewed clouds of exhaust all over us and everything else, but mostly it was just fascinating. Many of the smaller streets are covered, so they stay a little cooler, but the smells and the exhaust are more intense there also.
We got to our appointment a little early, but that was when I thought our appointment was at 12. Ooops. So we left and walked around some more until our actual appointment at 1:00. We found ...
- Arrived at camp before sunset and enjoyed watching the sun set over the dunes.
- Played music all night. Tried the Jemba(drums) and sang and clapped.
- The tents were great, and we had around 4 woollen blankets to keep us warm at night. It was really cold but we had brought warm gear with us.
- Up early to watch the sunrise and have tea, then back to Merzouga for breakfast and ...
... making our way to the oasis for lunch. Starting to look more and more like dessert now! Stopped off at pottery place where we had a demonstration and I got to practise my French. The man there wanted to have me for 20 camels for my French and English, not sure if this is good or not? Really wanted to buy a tagine but I just know it will break! Such a beautiful place with all the colours and shapes and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRiad des Arts Marrakech
The services and the hospitality is great! The rooms are big and the location is on the squar of Djemaa el Fna! Top location.
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