Travel Blogs from Marrakech
... In general, the mules seem to be looked after well enough. They have certainly served us well. Hassan shared his nuts out before we set off down the short descent into the valley below. In general, my body has performed well on the walk but now my knees were beginning to ache on another of the rocky slopes. Nothing too bad and i’m certain it won’t last long. My power situation had been becoming difficult but i had my solar panel on the outside of my bag to charge on the ...
... ve just got to go there to experience it for yourself.
And then, the valley widens, and up ahead is a welcome sight: "Le Refuge" two lodges for hikers to spend the night before tackling the peak first thing in the morning. Here I negotiate a reasonably price, which includes a hearty supper, and enter a beautiful European style mountain lodge with stained wooden rafters and trail maps on the walls. Quite different from the cheapy hotels I usually stay in here in ...
... was a pretty spot on description, long single coloured robes with massive triangular hoods that obscured faces.
Our next stop before our destination was a marble factory world famous for the slabs it makes of not just plain marble but full of fossils that are thousands of years old. I would have loved to have bought something however I couldn't imagine customs allowing me back home with a bag full of old rocks and fossils.
Surprise Surprise it was tagine for dinner, ...
... of Vienna, plus a strenuous walk at some altitude up a mountain, I actually fell asleep in the cold sunshine on my mat on the rocks.
I was awakened to a wonderful hot lunch which had been prepared by the men. The mules had been set free to graze and, the lunch preparation over, the men also rested and smoked. Much too soon they were packing up again, but not until they had served us the requisite sweetened mint tea which we were beginning to love so ...
... donkey-driven carts occupy the spaces not occupied by cars or mopeds. The bikes you can’t hear coming. The donkey carts take up every atom of space across the road and leave piles of biomass as an extra benefit. We took a turn down a raging street and decided it was a mistake, then turned around and found a street not quite so busy. We found it in the souks (markets) closer to the soul of the city. But the mopeds and the vendors and the sheer activity had us a ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet