Riad Les Bougainvilliers
Travel Blogs from Marrakech
Flight was bog-standard Ryanair. I bagged a window seat and thought I'd settle down for a nice sit down and chill chill with a bit of music. When two northern whales, tatted up to max and smelling like something died plops themselves next to me.....I swear the amount of rings and bangles between them would fetch a house where we were headed. Ugh. Typical brit on ...
... was only starting to come alive. The square was littered with street performers, henna artists, men with monkeys and a variety of other entertainers. The food market stalls all looked fairly similar and we settled for the first one that offered an English menu. It didn't take long as it was becoming apparent English was much more widely spoken here then the rest of Morocco. Nonetheless we had been extremely impressed with most of the Moroccans we had ...
... as I’ve said before Moroccans aren’t big on street signs) so we ended up having to pay someone to take us there. No one does anything for free here. The Riad is lovely and it is quite nice to be back in a room with a proper sized bed and an ensuite!
In the evening, after having a rest and a shower, we headed out into the famous Place Jemaa el-Fna square. This is another UNESCO World Heritage Site and is also ...
... dramatically since we entered Morroco.
We stopped for lunch at a tourist hotel, the food was good and cost about $8 each. After lunch were introduced to a local man who was going to take us up to the Ait Ben Haddou kasbah. The kasbah is over 700 years old and the top was about 1200 m high. Our guide was an old man with one tooth for each of us. He wore thick glasses and a navy blue sports coat and maybe tipped the scale at 90 lbs. The ...
... on we take a taxi back from the dinner place as well. We get into an old car that looks and sounds like a toy car. Before we know we're speeding around and I never notice the driver changing gear!
The meal itself was uneventful and it's odd I ended up with the list of everyone's email as I didn't really bond very much on this trip. Now I'm in London and it rains. The holiday is over but I have learnt many things about the world and ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool