Join us as we show you around our riad in the heart of the Marrakech medina, the old city full of labyrinthine stone alleyways and tunnels, souks and marketplaces bustling with people, and all manner of glittering goods hung and piled high. I found Dar Kalam on Airbnb*, and after reading reviews, decided it would (hopefully) be the perfect place to unwind after the three plus days it took us to get here from Oregon. Part of our strategy for overcoming jet lag is to get ourselves into a place where we can both rest and relax as well as explore a little, but not hit the ground running too hard. I will spend a bit more money than I normally do on such a place, knowing that we will appreciate more comfort and space than we may require further in our travels.
|And here is our doorway, fairly simple as doorways here go, but classy!|
|A delicious lemon and olive chicken tagine Nadia made us for dinner the other night. We have enjoyed trying some different foods as we've been out and about, but it's quite nice to come home to a hot dinner.|
|Over the covered seating area, there is one final "upper deck." It is here that I've been hanging my laundry to dry, and in this picture the children are working on their journals.|
|Raphi was really looking forward to the mint tea here, especially after hearing it is liberally sweetened with sugar. He's getting quite good at pouring it up high like the Moroccans do!|
|This is the master bedroom, but as it is quite obviously a Purple Princess room, we let our princesses have it instead.|
|Every little girl wants a vanity, right?|