Z is for Chez Zaida.

On the outskirts of a tiny oasis village in the wastelands of the Sahara desert, is a small bed and breakfast, owned and run by a single lady, Zaida.


Single ladies around this part of the world are rare enough, single ladies with their own property are almost totally unknown. After saying our hello’s I was taken to the VIP room, as apparently its the only thing to do when a short fat elderly white bloke appears.


The room was … a room, it had a single bed


and a bathroom


and a telly, with no channels. There was no contact of any sort with the outside world, but it was heavenly.

Breakfast was rudimentary, served outside the bedrooms on a table, with mosquito’s for company, but it was the most wonderful place.


I slept the sleep of the just when I was there, only being woken by the sounds of prayer, followed by the kids playing in the oasis opposite.

The letter Z was bought to you by:http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/



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Elderly rotund toothless male seeks wilderness to travel to.
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11 Responses to Z is for Chez Zaida.

  1. Congrats on reaching the finish line!! I’ve enjoyed traveling along with you through this challenge!

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  2. Sounds very special, my friend.

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  3. I will never be able to travel (I wear a medical device, a continuous monitor, that requires tape, which unsticks in warm climes!) so reading about other experiences is as close as I’ll get! I would love to go somewhere so very different. ~Liz Congrats on getting to the end! http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com (don’t use Twitter of Blogger links, they don’t work!)


    • Many thanks Liz, sad news that you can’t travel, it is my single greatest pleasure, but for me travel doesn’t have to involve planes and sunshine, I’ve only just come back from four days in another part of France (with no network hence my tardy reply). Travel is anywhere that isn’t home as far as I’m concerned and I’ll do it as long as I’m able to.


  4. Alex Hurst says:

    I love that brickwork. The simplicity is definitely part of its charm.

    Congrats on getting to the end of the challenge! I’m so glad I was able to find your blog during it. πŸ™‚

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    • Was a lovely place although I’m not in a hurry to repeat it. Many thanks for the congrats and I can assure you the feelings are reciprocated. I loved your blog on Japan, I learned so much and saw some incredible photographs. I’ll be reading with interest in the future to see how your move back home goes. Best of luck with your remaining time in Asia, safe trip back and best wishes for your “new” life at home.
      Apologies for the late reply, been on a little trip with minimal connection.

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  5. louvargas2014 says:

    How interesting – there are so many special and different places to stay in this world!
    Well done on finishing your challenge πŸ™‚

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