It looks as if my trekking trip to Morocco might form part of a family holiday with the Mrs and others meeting me in Marrakech post-trek.
Does anyone know of any circa 4 star Riads or restaurants out there that would serve English type food? I know that sounds a bit silly but Sister in Law is equally silly about her diet 80( She's happiest with fish and chips, egg and chips or, if she's really adventurous she'll have a (non-meat) pizza.
Meanwhile, this might sound daft but is your sister-in-law dead set on coming along? I imagine that she really might struggle in Morocco. I'm feeling rather envious because I really want to go there on a stuffing-my-face trip ( ).
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> Meanwhile, this might sound daft but is your sister-in-law dead set on coming along? I imagine that she really might struggle in Morocco. I'm feeling rather envious because I really want to go there on a stuffing-my-face trip ( ).
I'm looking at Thomsons. Not my cup of tea but for somebody as pernickety as her I'd put up with it for a week post trek.
In reply to mypyrex: Hotel restaurant de foucauld looks ok, have eaten there and its fine - chips n egg no problems. It's used by exodus so should be ok. It's fairly central in the old town. Within 5 mins walk are loads of restaurants with pizzas, burgers etc plus more expensive terrace style places. Maybe try trip advisor for some top tips?
We've just got back from Marrakech two days ago. I can utterly recommend Riad Layla Rouge - it's a hostel that is in the medina just outside of the souks. I don't know what their evening mealas are like as we ate at Toubkal on the square most of the time - cheap, can do western and is clean. It will be almost impossible to eat only western, unless you want to remain cooped up in an expensive hotel. Riad Layla Rouge is findable on tripavisor, internet generally an hostelbookers did us well in booking it.
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Just don't reply.. what are forums for if not to ask questions..
The amount of tripe posted on here about inane rubbish and people gripe when you post about the actual hills... sad little people who I reckon are just envious..
Never been to the Atlas mountains, may try and head over one day soon..
We had two nights here: http://www.riad-maipa.com/index.html at the end of a trip to Taghia. It's French owned. We ate there one night and ate out the other night. A fabulous calm oasis about 2 minutes from the Place Jemaa el Fna in the centre of the city. Not sure about the egg and chips...
In reply to IainRUK: Actually I posted that comment as a means of letting the perpetrator know I had seen his comment. Pergaps I should have been a little less subtle and just told him to grow up and not to be a tosser
Send Sam and email on http://gorillamountaineering.co.uk/
I've just come back from the Atlas with him. Loads of contacts over there.
I am sure he can arrange something bespoke if required as cheap as your sister-in-laws chips!
Any of the pop up restaurants in the main square will do salads and fairly plain barbecued meat. I'm veggie and managed perfectly well, although tbh I can't remember what I was eating. Surely part of the experience in going somewhere different is the food as well as the mountains and scenery. Sure, if you don't want spices or traditional food, you don't have to have tagines etc. However to expect the same food as you'd get in the uk is unreasonable and I can't see how a non spicy barbecue and salad can be offensive to anyone.
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> Surely part of the experience in going somewhere different is the food as well as the mountains and scenery...However to expect the same food as you'd get in the uk is unreasonable
That's not the way sister in law sees it :0( She almost says the trouble with going abroad is that you meet loads of furriners!
In reply to mypyrex: Riad Karmanda is my suggestion. Most of the riads are really unique and very comfortable.
I am afraid your sister in law may starve a little though. The food there is amazing, but not always british standard. The risk of food poisoning is minimal, I have a delicate stomach and it didnt twitch once while I was there, even on the market stalls.
She might like the flat bread though, think of it as a bland pizza