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Marrakech holiday

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Marigold
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21 Feb 2019, 08:21  

Marianne. Thanks for your comments on the holiday, its good to know that all went well. Any tips that you could pass on which may be handy to know in advance? Can you walk from the hotel to some places for sight seeing. Anything you can pass on would be helpful. Thanks. Marigold

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21 Feb 2019, 17:08  

Hi Marigold - tips? Well, for a start - in the airport keep your eyes peeled for the blue Riviera sticker on people's bags - they'll be part of your crowd - and say hello. Then you'll have someone to sit with in the departure lounge. The 4* hotel is lovely with super big bedrooms. Food is good too. The holiday is quite short so you must pack in as much as you can! The three outings were first class and our tour guide (Mohamed) told us such a lot about culture and history etc - I loved that. If you like gardens and history there are quite a few to explore - try the Jardin Secret in the Souk - you might need help to find it. We only had one hour in the Jardin Marjorelle but it started to get so busy in the morning that we felt it was just right (but perhaps you could return to see the Berber Museum and Yves St. Laurent's private garden). You will prob need a taxi to get to the Medina and others could share with you. There are quite a few museums I didn't get time to go to. Eat out on occasions even if your meal is included in the price - it will be more individual. Take English money and exchange it there - the hotel could change some or a Bureau de Change - the guide knows that everyone needs to change their money. Have freshly squeezed orange juice - yum! The visit to the Apothecary's shop in the Souk is great fun and you just have to buy some herbs to take home - my kitchen smells wonderful!
I could go on and on! Ask Erik for my email address and I will write to you again without clogging up the Riviera site.
Marianne

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21 Feb 2019, 17:22  

Marianne
I enjoyed reading your post to Marigold on your recent visit. Can I be very nosey & ask if you would mind sending me a copy of your hints & tips. If you are agreeable, I will ask Erik for your email address so that I can contact you. Thanks. Fiona

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21 Feb 2019, 18:58  

Hi Fiona - yes, that will be good - ask for my email address from Erik.

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21 Feb 2019, 19:26  

Erik - further to Marianne's post to me at 18.58 today as she has agreed to you sending me her email address, I would be grateful if you could send this to me. Many thanks Fiona

Marigold
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25 Feb 2019, 10:32  

Marianne, thanks for the reply, it all sounds great. Yes please if Erik can send your email address to me then I can ask a few more questions, along with Fiona. Marigold

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25 Feb 2019, 11:23  

Erik - further to my post dated 21 Feb., do I need to send an email to your Riviera main email address requesting Marianne's email address?

Fiona

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25 Feb 2019, 22:48  

Fiona - your holiday date will soon be here! If you don't hear by Tuesday, how about phoning them and explaining things. I told someone else to ask Erik for my email address when I wanted to 'talk' and it worked then. Marianne

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26 Feb 2019, 09:00  

Hello Everyone,

I do apologise for the delay, I had a long weekend off to visit my father so was unable to answer this. I will be sending an email to Marianne ASAP with your email addresses for her to get in touch.

Erik.

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09 Mar 2019, 12:53  

Hi Erik - I forgot to tell you something that Mohamed and the other travellers who have been on other holidays, suggested. It was sometimes difficult to hear what Mohamed was saying when we were out in the street. 'whisperers' were suggested, and this would have meant we all heard everything. Also - I am reading THE most fascinating book - called White Gold by Giles Milton on Morocco and the white slave trade in the 1600s. What a rotten lot they were! Best wishes - Marianne.

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