It's the ordinariness of Meknes that keeps seducing you.
I'm not easily bowled over by a destination these days. I know what to expect in most places. But this city is different.
Visiting the hammam is a Moroccan social custom centuries old, possibly introduced by the Romans.
Don't knock it until you try it: a bastilla is a type of pigeon pie topped with icing sugar - and it's delicious.
Marrakech is a treat for the senses, whether relaxing in its hidden gardens or venturing deep into its bedazzling souks.
Arrive by camel train for a night in the dunes beneath the Saharan sky.
The rooms, hammam and cafe would be a standout in any company, but the garden takes it out of this world.