Arrived in Marrakech late yesterday afternoon and am very happy to be here. This should be fun.
Didn’t “take the train from Casablanca going south,” but a plane from Fes headed in the same direction. So I find myself with weather 10 or more degrees warmer than the last few days, and a far more modern city than either Chefchaouen of Fes, and nicer than Tanger.
What’s particularly nice is that, for the first time in a week, I’m in one place for the next five night. Stayed over last night at Riad Noos Noos, an absolutely amazing guest house in the medina area of Marrakech. Guesthouse. More like a small mansion. With a restaurant. And an actual in house hammam.
I’ll spare you my happy babbling at scoring such a wonderful lodging at a really affordable price, but tomorrow I will post about my experience with my first ever hammam, a traditional Moroccan full body scrub that exfoliates your entire skin surface and opens up all your pores.
Followed by a massage. Was an amazing experience. I floated out of the place.
More tomorrow. Been taking it easy today. I miss Chicago and numerous people, but not the weather.