Travel Blogs from Tinerhir
... opened before us beckoning us to continue. We talked to a gent who said the gorge-to-gorge connecting road is usually done only by 4-wheel drive vehicles. But, he thought, if we were willing to go slow enough, we could get through in our little 2-WD Suzuki with 12" tires. Just what we wanted to hear!
We stopped for a forgettable lunch, salad was 75% raw onion, meat was shoe leather and fruit ...
... late in the afternoon. We drive right into the valley which is rich in date palms, loaded with dates ready to be harvested. The road narrows until finally we walk the last part of the way to the end. The towering cliffs glow with a mellow light in the afternoon sun and are pockmarked with caves. Clear water flows from underground springs - about the only river bed we have seen which has had any water at ...
... I learned the true meaning of "saddle sores" as our baby soft asses were rubbed raw in a few places. Ugggh and ouch. The dunes were beautiful in the morning light. We returned back to our bags and showered and cleaned up a bit and Nancy and Joe had breakfast. My stomach has been off for the past few days and and was feeling a bit but nauseous today. All of us have eaten the same things but Nancy has seemed to avoid the Moroccan curse. I haven't eaten ...
Not knowing what facilities we would find in the High Atlas we headed back to the Fez Marjane for a big shop before heading for the hills. Unfortunately for those of us who like a nice refreshing (alcoholic) beverage before, during and after dinner, the alcohol section was closed on account of it being Friday. Bugger...at least Tim and I had half a bottle of Mandarin Vodka to keep us warm for tonight at least.
That was, until we stopped a guy with a big load of fire ...
... anywhere up there and he agreed. As we were leaving our riad, a former kasbah, an amazing hotel for the price, I mentioned Omars name and the people working laughed after speaking to one another, I asked if he was cool and they said he's fine, but he drinks ALOT...something of a big deal in a muslim country where alcohol is legal but frowned upon. But whatever, I committed to Omar and was going to keep my word. We met up, and pretty quickly Omar mentioned that "his agency ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility