Hotel Dar Zitoune
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... often jump up into the gnarly branches to eat the leaves. As we were driving past we saw them doing just that and stopped for some photos and a tip for the shepherd! We drove into taroudant an old town surrounded by red earth ramparts. Another snake charmer who blew his clarinet trumpet thing much like Danny! We had a walk round the souks or markets which were very much everyday shops for local. Lots of dates, henna, trainers, clothes ...
... ve “finished” something at some point. And if I were to leave Morocco tomorrow, I would confidently say that I “finished” exploring this country.
Oulad Teima a.k.a. Houara
Unfortunately, Oulad Teima looks like it’s going to be a bit of afterclimax—especially after the amazing moments over the last couple of days. Here, in the middle of the Souss Valley farmland, is a village turned into a vast, ...
... but sometimes they do some complex designs of stars and flower—looking like something you’d see maybe in Eastern Africa. Nice to see rural folks having some art appreciation.
There’s also a view a little farther on, looking down a cliff to the riverbed with a village perched on the cliff on the otherside… with such lush growth below you could blink and almost convince yourself this ...
... s something that it’s not…
I reach the gate at the opposite side of the pseudo-medina, with no luck with hotels. I hate retracing my steps, especially when I already know I’m not going to find what I want back this way—so I try to look for an alternate way zigzagging the side alleys… finally I find a hotel and call it a night. It’s been a long day.
In Taroudant, we did a little shopping before we went to Brenda's town to sleep there. On the way to her town, the roads were so flooded, that there were boys who would let cars go through one by one and then lead the way for the safest route. After they lead the taxi safely to the drier part of the road, we would hand them tips. It was pretty exciting!
When we stayed at Brenda's place we met some of her neighbors and one of them came by ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility