Travel Blogs from Tinerhir
... show us right road, for appropriate compensation. Neither of us cared for his approach and we told him we'd try to find our way on our own, thanks. He arrogantly spewed, "you'll be back."
The blue dot GPS position showed the required turn was less than a kilometer from where he stood. But we could see no tracks. We drove on for a few kilometers and asked a young boy. He said we needed to ...
... 2.30 which was not the best seeing as we had to have breakfast ready for 6am!
After a few hours sleep we threw together a quick breakfast of muesli and fruit salad and then we made our way towards the Todra gorge. After a stunning drive of 2-3 hours we ended up at the Hotel Yasmina which was squeezed between 2 huge cliff faces and was perched on a small river. This was going to be our base for the ...
... to....guess....a carpet cooperative! But we were told "we didn't HAVE to buy anything, but if we wanted to we would help the divorced Berber women and children. The obligatory 30 carpets were unrolled and we were told how beautifully crafted they were. You're kind of trapped in these carpet sales pitches, no easy escapes. He wanted us to watch him fold all the carpets back up INCASE we wanted to help the divorcee and their kids. We gave them a firm NO we ...
... a nice warm fire as the temperature dropped and my new best friend Nicole helped drive out the chills by handing off a good slug of her vodka. As it got colder and colder, we all piked out to our tents and slept as many layers of clothing and bedding as we could lay our hands on. I really never imagined I would be this cold in Africa and was thankful I’d kept some of the layers I’d never worn in Central Asia!!
The next day we continued up into the ...
... to tell me that I'm welcome to tip at the end. We shared a cab with 3 others and headed to the Gorge. I was crammed next to a guy named Lance from Australia...he was about 30 years my senior and he had never met another Lance before. He had lived and taught in Morocco for 20 plus years and also in New Guinea....he gave us a quick history lesson that was fascinating. He says that many of the Berber people were Jewish before Islam arriverd but that most ledt in the 50s to go ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking