Travel Blogs from Skoura
... bound, we had to keep pinching ourselves and making sure we were absorbing our surroundings and fully appreciating where we were. The views, aqueducts, the small plots of crops, the simple homes and the lovely, lovely people.
After enjoying a delicious lunch back at the Gite we went for a walk into the village and meandered through the couple of small shops before heading down to the creek where we waded in the water and being that it was such a hot day we ...
... We stopped in Ouarzazate which was where they actually filmed parts of the Gladiator movie amongst others, the setting was just amazing and easy to see why it was chosen. We chose not to go around the actual movie sets, but did hop out and walk around the kasbah, which was built in the 17th century, massive complex, twisting and winding, and incredibly high. We then started approaching Skoura in search of our villa called Les Jardins de Skoura. The ...
I met Karem promptly at 10:00 a.m. and expected to hit the road right away. However, Karem suggested a change in the program recommending a side trip to Rissani a few kilometers south of Erfoud. The town apparently had a wonderful ksar that I could visit along with some other local sites. Fine by me.
We drove into the sleepy town and met “Ali”, a charismatic young man who was going to act as my tour guide. Ali was dressed in a blue robe and a turban ...
... crystal clear water flows in the middle of the desert. We visited a few oasis today. They are hilariously how you would imagine them in cartoons etc. for ages, nothing but desert, then you turn a corner and bam, palm trees, water, mud houses exactly what you think of when you hear the word oasis. We are staying in a kasbah in an oasis tonight it has a swimming pool (yay! It was 47 degrees when we arrived at 6pm!). Very cool little place. Having a quiet day to recover from the ...
... well, it’s now or never.
And so, early in the morning I get up and head to Marrakech bus station to catch a bus over the mountains to Ouarzazate… the a collective taxi to Skoura… the some another collective taxi to Toundoute… and see what I can scare up there to get me up towards Tamzrit…. Sounds complicated, but I’m going to give it a try.
The Crazy Man on the Bus
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility