Well, Morocco has been on our “bucket list” for quite a long time and after seeing some of the photographs on the here, it’s turned my thoughts right back to paying a visit at sometime in the future. The colours are simply stunning.
I know we can get to Tunisia via Malta or Cairo from Cyprus as Egyptair offer the route so I wonder if they also fly into Morocco.
A bit of food for thought for me and maybe a spot of research over the weekend.
Not right now though. I have to take the car into the mechanics as I hit a problem on the way home from work yesterday.
A riad (Arabic: رياض) is a traditional Moroccan house with an interior garden or courtyard. The word riad comes from the Arabian term for garden, “ryad”.
The riads were inward focused, which allowed for family privacy and protection from the weather in Morocco. This inward focus was expressed in the central location of most of the interior gardens and courtyards and the lack of large windows on the exterior clay or mud brick walls. This design principle found support in Islamic notions of privacy for women. Because all of the rooms open into the central atrium space, this layout also supports community within the family. In the central garden of traditional riads there is often a fountain, which naturally circulates and cools off the air, functioning as a natural air-conditioner.
The style of these riads has changed over the years, but the basic form is still used in…
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