La Gazelle d'Or
Travel Blogs from Taroudant
After an orange breakfast of little bread pancakes with orange jam and orange juice we headed out to an oasis about an hour away. We drove across the fertile Souss plains where all the fruit and veg for southern morocco are grown. From the bus we mostly saw Argan trees and wheat. The oasis was date palms and alfalfa and broad beans. They went to get donkeys from the small town and we had a little ride. Danny walked, which is lucky for the ...
I had a stroke of luck on Saturday morning. I woke around 8.30 am, managed to shower and pack my stuff up before heading from the hotel to the bus station in Agadir. A grand and petite taxi were outside, both drivers, chancers!
They asked where I was going, when I said Taroudannt one offered to take me there for 400 dirham, which gave me a laugh! The fare should be around 35 dirham by bus I told him and so I was then offered a lift ...
... an exciting but bittersweet moment: my last "must visit" town in Morocco, after which I will be able to truthfully say (according to my rules) that I have seen “All of Morocco”. Now, since I’ll still be living here in Morocco for a while, I’m sure I’ll find some more towns to keep me busy—but these will be “bonus points”, that’s it. After Oulad Teima, my exploration of Morocco will have gone full circle.
... to just chill for a little bit. So after wandering across Taroudant one more time, I find a cheap little hotel and crash for most of the afternoon, finally feeling my batteries a bit recharged in the evening.
I head through the little plaza of central Taroudant, but feel I need something more spacious for my concert, so I head to the bigger plaza outside the walls. Here I find I’m able to pour ...
Day 093: 4 hours, 5.5 kms
Day Total: 16 hrs, 2.5 kms
Revisit: Assaka, Morocco, First visit: August, 2002: Came here for a couple of weeks with some friends and relatives, stayed a couple days before heading up even higher into the mountains to Tamarut. Got a real taste or rural life in Morocco.Even the village of Assaka itself doesn't have many features that I distinctly remember, so when the scenery starts to ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed