Riad al Bartal
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... away. French archeologists began excavating the site in the early 1900's and the excavations are not completed, although many of the most prominent buildings are already excavated.
Our guide knew the site well, including all the right spots to stop and take pictures. The highlights that we saw were:
- The various mosaics, including one of Bacchus (the god of wine, rituals, and fertility), and the one of Orpheus playing his harp surrounded by animals
... due to the heavy nature of the work. We visited another mosque which was amazing and detailed as ever then after some mint tea we made our way down the the tannery, let me tell you i could smell it before we found it. Oh god it was bad, an old man handed us a sprig of mint as we walked in and here i was wondering what that was for but as we climbed up about 5 floors and came to the roof terrace it became abundantly clear! they use pigeon poo and ammonia to ...
... factors for me. One the location / surrounding is absolutely stunning and second it has a number of preserved floor mosaics. There are similar and much larger ones in Roman remains in Sicily but they still give an idea of the grandeur of the place. It is also relatively big site and probably takes a good ninety minutes or more to walk around all of it and take it in, though unfortunate like many there are no complete building left, instead just the pillars of temples ...
... We arrived at our camp we would be sleeping at for the night. The other girls and I met our camp mates that were from all over the world: Australia, Holland, Hong Kong, and Tokyo. We discussed world affairs in an African drum circle. Later we were served a traditional Moroccan meal in the desert. Side note: They don't have bathrooms in Morocco. It is simply a hole in the ground...
... Caught by specks of light, by the sound of a drum floating out a window, by children's stares. These are the moments where what's happening and who I am outside of it collide and the borders blur. It's these moments where mind and sense are arrested for a moment, fully in the experience."
REFLECTIONS: Day one of the excursion was marked by several stops to shops including a leather tannery, silk weaving shop, and a ...