Travel Blogs from Marrakech
... get on that vino sharon. I despair... Touch down! And it's thunderstorming....for like 10 mins of downpour. Met Lara who had to wait while my passport controller went for a cheeky slash and a mint tea, holding up the line for a good 30 mins. Shared a taxi to the place jemaa el fna, met a helpful young laddo who took us to the road....who also asked for a tip, ...
... It was lavishly decked out with Moroccan stylings, gold trimmings and the beautiful aromas of flowered incense filled the air. To really set this room above the rest there was a sitting area with an open roof. Like all Riads it had been built traditionally and despite what some might say as primitive, their age old techniques were fool proof in keeping the heat out. Our open air sitting room was a cool haven where we could enjoy the natural light. ...
... too. It wasn't long before the sun got hot and we came to more dessert like landscapes. It was a long day but we arrived in Marrakech mid-afternoon (minus one hub cap and plus one speeding fine!).
We found a secured car park at one of the entrances to the Medina and in broken French organised with the guardians to leave our van here for three nights. Well I think we did anyway. They have someone there to watch over ...
... hadn't eaten since breakfast so we were both starving! Our day took us off the beaten track where it was difficult to find any cafes serving meals throughout the daytime due to Ramadan. At least the three course meal was well worth the wait, traditional Moroccan cuisine including flat bread with sauces tomato and paprika and dressed carrots followed by a slow cooked lamb on the bones accompanied by apricots, nuts and prunes in a tagine then banana in an orange ...
... And when I say hike, it was more like rock-climb. I'm definitely out of shape, and that bread wasn't a great breakfast before a hike. the view was beautiful though. The mountains were all red dirt. We hiked to the smaller waterfall that people don't go to and got in. It was fun. Mom, you would've been afraid though, lots of cliffs.
Day four: A day of shopping and relaxing before our plane ride! We got all our souvenires today. ...
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- Room service
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