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Marrakech: Riad Les Jardins de Mouassine

posted by Jamila

About two years ago, I landed in Casablanca. I checked into a hotel to sleep the night before getting on a train for my destination of Marrakech. A cheap hotel. A musty smelling room. A rather unpleasant introduction to Morocco.

But then the train ride. An escape. An inspiring landscape. A short cab ride, followed by a sad lack of dirhams and an apologetic payment in euros. Confusion in the medina (Marrakech's old medieval city, full of intricate passageways). A young man, lowering off a donkey, led the way.

To Riad Les Jardins do Mouassine.

A beautiful view, the riad roof against a bright African sky.

Taking particular pleasure in the bathroom as usual, (with a dash of narcissism):

I was slightly mystified by the bathroom's architecture, shower imitating lantern.

Where are "les jardins", you ask? Why, in the courtyard, of course.

Riad Les Jardins de Moussaine
20, derb Chorfa el Kebir
Marrakech M├ędina
00 212 72 58 10 78

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