I don’t have very many pictures from Day 2 as it was more of a chill out day. R had told me before we went away that she wanted to experience a traditional Hamam experience. We had a look at the place near our hotel across the road from the mosque but it didn’t feel right. R made friends with the girl who worked in the pharmacy behind our hotel and she took us to a spa just a few feet away behind the hotel that was cheaper and what the locals used. With a mixture of French, English and gesticulating me and R booked ourselves in for a massage and traditional Hamam experience.
The massage was heavenly. Two lovely ladies worked on me and R and got all the tensions out of our bodies. We were floating on cloud 9! Then we were asked to come to another room for the Hamam experience. Neither one of us knew what we’d really signed up for! We were first washed with some luke warm water, then a soap was applied to us. After that we were thoroughly scrubbed down with the traditional hamam exfoliating mitten and scrub. Finally they washed our hair and soaked us down. When we came out, we just looked at each other dumbfounded! It was like an experience no other. I would definitely recommend the traditional Hamam experience to anyone, as when we came back to the hotel we were on cloud 9.
The hotel had finally moved us to another room and Mr. T and S had moved our belongings to the new room whilst we were at the spa. We lay down for a bit after all the excitement and then went for lunch at La Grillediere. After that we went for a Caleche (Horse and carriage) ride around the city. R wanted to sit with the driver but we didn’t think it was appropriate, so she sat with us all.
Seeing the city by day and on a gentle horse ride was lovely. We toured the old city, the King’s Palace and Menara in a quick 2 hour ride. We finished up at the Koutbia mosque before evening prayers.