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Back to Marrakech

sunny 29 °C

We wake late and have a lazy breakfast, last ones down. We take our time and get all cleaned up, packed and around to the bus. Jump on early and claim seats at the front so G is less likely to feel sick. Bit of chaos as some people want numbered seats, most don’t give a toss. Bus ride seems a little rougher this direction, a bit more affected by roadworks. A Pom has to stick his head out and have a spew, the road or the previous night, I could not say. We give him a motion sickness tablet and he is not seen again.
Dump our stuff back at the riad, and then out to the Marrakech museum. This was a grand home that had gone to ruin, since restored. The tilework detail is amazing, and is accompanied by great wood work and carved plaster – well worth a visit.
Marrakech Museum

Marrakech Museum

Museum Patio

Museum Patio


You also get into the Ben Youssef Madrassa, a former Koranic college nearby. Again, the detail that is found here is fantastic, and again you realise that the skills of the local artisans was not displayed openly, but are revealed behind rather plain facades.
Madrass in Marrakech

Madrass in Marrakech

Madrassa door

Madrassa door

Madrass, Marrakech

Madrass, Marrakech


We had intended to go to the Saadian tombs too which are supposed to be fantastic, but I stuffed up and they are at the far end of the medina.
Spend some more time wandering around, this time we get to the east side where there are some interesting bric a brac places with old Moroccan number plates, advertising, street signs and numbers. Get a sandwich for a starving boy before we wander off again. Buy some of our few items in Morocco, a pair of leather thongs for me and some of the black soap for L. That’s right, no carpets!
Stroll back to the Riad for dinner. Get a few things done before we are called down. Dinner is started with a salad, then followed by one of the nicest tajines we have had the entire trip. The lamb is falling off the bone and melts in your mouth – must have been cooked for ages. Desert is sliced oranges with cinnamon again, but really juicy sweet oranges. Very good. Off to get packed and organised for an earlyish start tomorrow. L is checking on the internet – that bloody volcano has started up again and is stopping flights in Europe – but no mention of Madrid being affected.
A few hours sleep before the alarms go off nice and early to get us going. Have showers and then hop on the net around 7 to check what the volcano is doing this time – our flight is still listed at 10:10. Downstairs, no sign of Ehmet – I have to wake him up to come down and get us brekky! The taxi driver is on time though and has a coffee while we eat. Ehmet wants us to eat all our breakfast, but we don’t want to miss the flight. Shovel it down, then off. Head out to the airport, at 7:50 all the streets are deserted. Get in, and it turns out Ehmet was on the right track – our flight is delayed until midday, and we have another 2 hours until check in. L, who did not sleep at all well last night, is not impressed by the sleep she has missed. So she is catching a few ZZZs as I write.
Marrakech Airport

Marrakech Airport


Next stop Madrid

Posted by lostagain 11:18 Archived in Morocco Tagged animal

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