Tuesday, 25 September 2012

Goodbye Marrakech

 Yesterday we spent the morning at the Riad's pool and garden - a courtesy coach takes you to their garden and large pool 15 mins away from the Riad itself, weird, but really nice, you can spend the whole day there, they serve you drinks and lunch. But we headed back because I had booked to take a cooking class, they have a cooking school at the Riad, it was really good and we had Morrocan Salad and chicken Tagine that I had prepared for dinner that night.

Today it was time to say good-bye to Marrakech the people were lovely, very talented, most of the ones we came across could speak at least three languages: Arabic, French and English. The photo above is of the square next to the Souk where they have buskers and food stalls every night and a million people. We never felt unsafe, they don't drink alcohol so there were no drunk people around, just happy sociable crowds. Below is our lovely Riad, it was exceptional both in style and the staff were absolutely superb, we couldn't have asked for better.

 The drive to El Jadida (near Casablanca) was interesting, to say the least, our driver (after stopping to get money from his boss for fuel, stopping to get fuel, stopping at some hick town to get coffee) took the back roads we are sure, they were really narrow and it was nerve wracking at times, but he seemed a nice chap and pointed out interesting things along the way. We had to make a pit stop and he tried to stop at a nice toilet (ummmm er, it was ok) Luckily we weren't travelling this way :)

Our room at the Mazagan Beach Resort (view from the room below). This place has a totally different feel altogether, it is a huge resort, kinda like Millbrook but on steroids and with a beach, we are just a number and hardly anyone here speaks English, it is all arabic or french :(

The temperature here is a lot cooler around 27 degrees so we spent the afternoon on the lovely beach and worked on our tans :) before adjourning to the pool for cocktails before dinner, lol. (the pool is really warm, like a bath)

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