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Travel Blogs from Skoura
... About 20 minutes after we turned, we reached a bend in the road where I got my first look at the enormous cliffs in front of me that make up the Todra Gorge, and it really did take my breath away. The cliffs are three hundred meters high on each side in a multitude of red hughed colours. And with the afternoon sun hitting only parts of the cliffs, the contrast was spectacular.
I jumped out of the car and wandered down the road looking back and forth looking at ...
... Well, you can follow the river itself all the way to Toudout. This proves to be quite difficult, so I work my way up to the village and opt to stick to the road instead.
I find a shady spot to play my Igli concert, and suddenly feel inspired to put some lyrics Brahim’s family and I came up with last night. It starts out with a Berber intro—then switches to a Gnawa rif… As I play, ...
... but they don’t think of making even some basic changes”
He goes on. “Things have changed a lot since I was a kid. Back then, if you were to come to a village, all the women would hide. Now people know about the world outside this valley, thanks to TV. Also, TV has really improved family relationships”
“How’s that?” I ask, surprised.
“Well, before people didn’t have much to ...
... Haddou - a kasbah that has been in movies like Gladiator - which was also amazing. We had to cross the small river by riding donkeys. Yep, Roger rode a donkey. He did fine and didn't fall in. The kasbah has been restored over time by movie makers so some of it isn't exactly "authentic" but it was still beautiful. The view from the top was spectacular. We made a stop at Atlas Movie Studios and saw some broken down, falling apart movie sets ...
... will probably remember “Oh Vic, I’ve fallen.” and will understand why we were amused.
We didn’t get a look at the flock of finches that were quite mobile in the area and the Martins were also too distant to identify but there was no doubt about the African Blue Tit, our first new species of the trip, although we ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking