Day 4 - On European Soil

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We awoke at around 4am, had a quick shower and headed out into the Djemma El Fna in search of a taxi. We left a tad earlier incase we were out of luck and had to actively seek out a taxi. But instead, as soon as we stepped foot inside the Djemma El Fna, 2 taxis sped towards us for our custom. We got to the airport for 60 Dirham! A great price for so early in the morning and it soon occurred to us that we had been ripped off by the taxi driver on our way to the city from the airport!

The airport was a nightmare. Everything was very confusing, especially since it was still very early. We had little clue what was going on and kinda guessed where we should be. Things got worse as we finally discovered that the flight was delayed for 2 hours. Queuing wasn't too great either. The locals had no concept of personal space and as we were boarding the plane, they had no qualms about skipping the line! We were left at the back along with all the other 'tourists'!

The flight to Milan was our last one of the trip and was fairly smooth. We landed in Milan and tagged along with a girl called Nina. She had been studying in Marrakesh over the summer, brushing up on her Arabic. Along with Italian, Arabic and great English she spoke with us, she informed us that she knew a further 4 languages! She has very helpful, recommending a few sites of interest and pointing us in the right direction to our hostel.

We finally found the Hotel Arno and were pleasantly surprised. The place was spotless and the owner was really friendly and helpful. A much recommended stay. After unloading our stuff we had a quick look around our local surroundings and found a great little restaurant. We splashed out on a spaghetti dish each and probably went over budget but it was delicious and well worth it!

A long day had passed so we headed back to the hotel where we watched Collateral Damage in Italian. That's the beauty of an Arnie film, no matter what the language is, its easy to understand it!
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