Riad Lotus O Marine
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... made our lives a bit easier.
The riad entrance opens to a stylish living room, kitchen, dining room combo. A stairway leads upstairs the rooms surrounding the atrium. Our room, and several others we saw, were extremely small. Nice decorative touches but no hooks or shelves to put anything. We kept stumbling over our backpacks and each-other. Since there was no outside window in our ...
... in Essa. It was my favourite place in Morocco. The first thing I did was head to the nice restaurant on the beach for a beer and some lunch. The waiter was really funny, after offering me some pot with my lunch, he then gave me my lunch half price cos he wanted me to come back for a drink with him. After telling him maybe i went to check out the markets. I came across a shop run by Hafid who spent some time in Australia so i sat with him in his ...
... compassionate and potent bhij mantra to chant and bring about better energies. Having quietly chanted this together, she went off feeling better, and Liz and I sat together a long time. Even though it was cold this was a nice experience, sitting together and watching the world go by.
Rosina had already gone off with Luc, first to the seashore and then back to their riad, so I had to return there too to fetch her. Liz and I walked through the medina, ...
... the freshly caught! Some fish were still alive! Reminds me of Tia Manoli's paella!
We walked along the seafront and the sea break and then I braved walking back nervously along the sea wall! I then followed the medina wall which ran alongside the coast (north to south on the west side of the city) up to the ramp and the castle. The views were brilliant! Coming back into the medina, ...
... were no lights. It was so much quicker than walking thro' the centre of the medina.
The bus was more basic than the coveted CTM service used by many travellers (that tend to be more reliable, higher standards and fares etc), but the company had better night travel times and I was happy to pay for less. Some seats didn't recline, but I simply swapped seats, got out my little prized cushion and got some sleep.