Villa De L'O
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Still slght problem with jetlag. Awoke 0600. Brekky 0830. Orange juice was fresh and sour. Mint flavoured yoghurt. Variey of breads and speads, nice scambled egg.
Then strolled to see fishermen in with their catch. Little boys were picking up sardine spills to take home. No charge.
Back to Medina in the 'locals …
This was an eventful day. I used a pre-booking service http://www.marrakechtraintickets.com
to get 2 spots on the Comfort Plus coach MAD100 (AUD$14). Tickets were delivered to hotel the day before but misplaced by hotel staff. After a few frantic emails etc, no luck. I went to book and pay for more seats. Then tickets reappeared 15 minutes …
Had a great breakfast some homemade breads, jams and fruit we then tackled the old battlements - small fort like building along with a tower we could climb for a better view. It was great there were youngsters about playing drums and having a good time. We them walked through the port area the local fisherman were still selling the catch of the day certainly a good mix of ...
... take our chances and walk down the dark alley to see what else we could find.
Happenstance pulled us in as a bright blue light read "HOTEL". We lugged our bags inside and asked to see a room.
It was perfect. Comfortable, condensed, continental breakfast and not only a shower, but one with a tub.
In sum, don't always believe what you read. I guess it's just another lesson in journalism.
Last night we "ate" at a restaurant that was recommend by our riad. Well it was sort of recommended. Our propietess kind of suggested two restaurants after she got out the restaurant book. When we entered the bistro, called Le Studio, we were knocked over by the the smoke. To be fair, we were forewarned that it was a place frequented by French expats, but this was really unbearable. As we were browsing the limited chalk-drawn menu I noticed that it said, "methods ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsVilla De L'O Essaouira
A charming boutique villa that oozed ambience. I felt like Rudyard Kipling in Africa. Our room was furnished in antiquated (dare I say, 'safari' style) furniture. The wardrobe/chest of drawers was a beautifully crafted leather and wooden chest on wheels, the writing desk a portable wooden chest with leather inlaid writing surface and the wooden framed chairs foldable with stretched leather seats. A peaceful central patio/courtyard area fills the villa with light from the glass roofed top that opens during the day allowing the little local sparrows in. View from the top of the villa is great and it is 500m from the Bus station.
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