La Gazelle d'Or
Travel Blogs from Taroudant
... of finding a hotel before dark was in question. Villages along the way were few and far between. We were going this way for the scenic views so we certainly did not want to be driving in the dark. A few kilometers before Oued Behril, we saw several small billboards advertising hotels, one a Palace and the other a Motel.
The dusty town was bigger than we expected. The first hotel in ...
... 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 ...
... spent that last couple centuries with no real home—at least not the kind of “home” that people in Assaka enjoy.
I get this warm feeling as I gaze out the window at the olive groves, the little school across the ravine… the sun setting behind the mountains. Yes, I could make this my home. I could build a house here, and bring my children here from time to time and remind them that this is “where they ...
... it seem is full, I start have a less than rosy impression of Taroudant. I also notice that there really don’t seem to be hardly any traditional homes like in almost all the other old medinas in Morocco—all the house are your typical 21st century finished cinderblock homes painted earthy red. I even wonder if this should even qualify as an “Old Medina.”… just because there’s a wall around it ...
... of transportation available. We would see bicycles so full of alfalfa that you could hardly find the rider!
At this point there was a river with some agriculture. The scenery was about to change again. It started with just a few groves of trees – usually Almond or Walnut, then there were small groves of Apple trees. Then a very large tent – which appeared to be made of plastic – Issam explained that this was banana trees! We ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
- Pets allowed