Travel Blogs from Taroudant
... A nice short day out today and now were relaxing at the hotel - birds are singing and orange blossom again. It's been overcast today, but pleasant with long sleeves on. There'll be no sunburn though. Our guide has been lovely and helps us all order at the cafes. We've not had to eat any animals yet :) Lots of stray cats at the restaurants but not so many dogs. Daisy spotted a Barbary squirrel which also eats the Argan nuts. Lots of love ...
... you will find only men sitting and drinking coffee, tea or water but never any women.
The souq on a Sunday is a big event, its on the outskirts of the city walls and has everything from cows and sheep to spices and bananas, skrewdrivers and sunglasses, underwear and robes. Many people travel great distances to buy and sell at it, fantastic hussle and bustle to the region as the day goes on and people go about their business.
... 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.
... I’ve almost finished discovering this country, I get the sense that I’m just getting started! Here there are also beautiful villages perched on clifftops which I know I’ll only be able to appreciate if I explore this area on foot.
The car has an issue that it dies when you try to shift to a higher gear… so the driver solves this by just leaving it in a high gear and speeding around ...
... in easy to invade lands may not. They’ll just have to find some other way to find meaning in life.
Maybe this visit to Assaka is a seed that will someday lead me to looking at the world in a different way, and to look for my own sense of belonging to a place. Or maybe I will always just be observer, seeing how other have a connection to a place, to traditions, to a tribe, to a culture… and I will live and die as a restless ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet