Day 1 - Arrival in Marrakesh

We checked in for our flight at Heathrow at 2.15 pm, and flew with Royal Air Maroc to Marrakesh, with a schedulated stop at Casablanca and an unscheduled one at Tnagier. Casablanca Airport is very impressive, and provided a good start to our trip to Morocco. We arrived in Marrakesh around 11, and had a quick briefing from Katie, our splendid tour leader, soon after our arrival at the hotel. The hotel was quite adequate, though not up to international standard (which would anyway have been inappropraite for our trip). Any defects in its appointments were amply complensated by its splendid central postion.

The "wall of water" fountain greeting new arrivals at Casablanca airport

Marble floors and elegant wall panels at the airport

Our connecting Royal Air Maroc flight to Marrakesh

Initial briefing at the Hotel Ali, 10pm and we are all rather tired after the flight

Bedroom at Hotel Ali - simple and adequate - best to bring earplugs, eye mask and universal basin plug to ensure maximum comfort

Bathroom (some rooms had a bidet too)

View from our bedroom

And so to bed - wondering what the future holds

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