Riad Al Assala Medina
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- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Continental Breakfast
- Airport Transportation
- Smoking rooms available
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... as we finished the transaction. BLEH! The shopping cost more than I expected, and I didn't really learn anything that I couldn't have gotten out of a cookbook. I don't however own a tagine, so I couldn't have made the lamb with apricot dish at home. The early part of the afternoon found me heading out to other parts of the city to see something other than the big, crazy market. The tombs? A waste of money, as everything was roped off and you could see into parts of 3 ...
... large door fronting the street gave no indication of the grandeur which lay beyond. A long hallway led into a gorgeous courtyard into which our lovely room opened. Like the riad itself our room had a touch of understated luxury. Up on the roof top terrace there was a lovely pool and a scattering of red sun lounges and chairs along with a little dining area, including a small honesty bar. It was a lovely space.
We headed out on our orientation tour ...
Gnau music is pop
A soccer field is a red patch of hard sand
Donkeys are labour and mode of transport
Women are machines
The river is a washing machine
Tagine is a stew of what's available
Tangier is instead of maccas and sold roadside
Mint tea is ...
... last year. Bean bags just don't cut it.
After setting our stuff down, I went to the front desk ask a few questions.
"Do you have a map?"
The hostess looked at me, clearly amused by my audacity. "No, we don't. Maps aren't that useful here since none of the streets have names."
Dear God, I thought. We're ******.
She gave us some "directions" to the main square (basically, "walk that way and pray"), and off ...
... worth it. I cannot explain how I felt in that moment – laying on top of a sand dune, in the middle of the Sahara Desert, dunes and open space as far as the eye could see. Looking up at the night sky FILLED with bright stars was absolutely breathtaking.
Saturday we woke up and rode our camels back to Merzouga where we had a traditional breakfast. We spent most of this day in the car, since we had to drive all the ...