I have created this blog to share my interest in all forms of stitching, quilting, sewing, knitting, medieval re-enactment and costume making – particularly my love of historical embroidery. I also love travelling,especially when it also involves any of my other interests.
I know the children think I am a bit barmy for taking pics of food but I think I can be forgiven when on holiday and the food is a little more exotic than usual.
We had some really nice meals while in Marrakesh – there is plenty of choice and a couple of nights Jake had pizza but he did try lots of other things as well – and we avoided the Pizza Hut, KFC and McDonalds that we came across – though we were intrigued by the advert for the ‘McArabia’!
The food was very cheap (about £15 for 3 of us with soft drinks or coffee) in most places, lovely bread was served as standard with all meals and the quality was excellent in both cheap and expensive places. Breakfast in the lovely hotel was particularly nice with a selection of different breads and pastries every day.
As expected we had a wonderful time in Marrakesh – it was warm and sunny most of the time (which made the return to Yorkshire snow all the more surprising) , exciting and interesting as well as (according to Jake) a bit terrifying – he accorded that label to a couple of bits such as getting lost in the Souks (well you have to don’t you!) and the menu prices at one of the posh hotels we visited whilst sampling the glamorous side of the city.
I have many pics to share with you but thought I would start with some of our hotel. I have rediscovered how to do slide shows to insert into my posts so have put together one to show you the luxury that was our riad in the Kasbah. I wanted to stay somewhere which would give us a real flavour of Marrakesh rather than one of the impersonal big hotels and found this bargain though Hotelopia. It cost us £28 per double room including bed and breakfast which was brilliant value considering the luxury we got. The place is called Riad Schanez – from the outside in the little street at the bottom of the Kasbah it looks nothing special …
But inside was wonderful – this impressed Jake no end! It was a textile lovers’ paradise and me and Mum spent lots of time taking pics of the furnishings like sad tourists!
Will update again later with more pics – no time now as have to get tea done!