Riad al Bartal
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... the clay houses in the foothills of the mountains... When our car decided to break down. Turns out the day was a little longer than expected. We stood on the side of the road for almost an hour until someone decided to stop and help us. A woman rang a mechanic for us and a mechanic came, fiddled around with the car, didn't fix it, said he had to go do something, then left. What was the point in coming at all? So 6 very confused tourists stood on the side of the road wondering what ...
... of the hill. We started to think about our driver who thought that we were just hopping out of the car to see the mausoleum quickly and would now be wondering where we were. And we continued to climb. We had taken enough turns that I wasn't sure I would be able to find my way back if we needed to except to just know to go downhill. We stopped to see the rounded roof of one of the towns mosques, one of the only round minarets on a mosque in the world. It was allowed to be round ...
... with natural dyes such as indigo, kohl, kurkuma and henna), veggies, herbs and parts of dead or living animals (I think non-veggies call this 'meat').
All this calls for a shopping spree!
Our couchsurfing host had warned us not to use a guide book or a map (you might be spotted as a lost tourist by an unofficial tour guide), nor to ask the way in one of the touristy shops (they will take you to their cousin's shop, for a fee, rather than to the place you were looking ...
... whatever. The Belgian lady next to me did claim with some wonder about how many donkeys it would have taken for their milk to fill a tank in those days - but she mentioned that Cleo was one beautiful lady meaning in implication that all that donkey milk was well deserved!
Two studio visits later, and lighter by about 100 Dirhams, I returned back to the Dar Barbara Riad, owned by an English lady (“call me Gilly, I hope you are comfortable and warm, ...
... fort at the top. The view was absolutely spectacular and I could see the entire city of Fez, including the Medina the Fez the new and Fez the modern. The best part was being able to all of the Medina and appreciate the enormity of its size. Gargantuan is a better word to describe it.
With the requisite pictures in hand, Karem drove us to a pottery workshop where I could see first hand how the traditional blue pottery of Morocco is made. A ...