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Travel Blogs from Skoura
... The sun rose from behind the Kasbah. We could see everything from there. Dave made an hour long hike and checked out the ruined Kasbah Mirna and Kasbah du Glaoui up close while I got caught up on my journal.
Shortly after noon, we reluctantly pulled ourselves away from that place and headed in direction of Gorge du Dades.
... 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 ...
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking