Riad Ain Khadra
Travel Blogs from Taroudant
The seascapes, as we drove north up the Atlantic coast, were short lived and the desert landscapes inland were uninspiring. Most the morning was spent driving just out of view of the sea. We saw some nice picnic spots in coastal coves but none which begged us to spend time.
What is a Tiz Nit?
Around noon, we reached the area's transport hub, Tiznit. It a ...
... 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 ...
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 ...
... I head in through the shady farmplots looking for the house we stayed in in 2002. Once I end up getting stuck inside someone’s private property surrounded by fences, but the guy doesn’t mind—he shows me the gate and I continue on the road.
I’m lucky…I learn later that this is a region where there’s a real distrust for outsiders. There have been a number of incidents where criminals from the city ...
... tallest, with broad spread limbs. They were covered with small leaves. These are the Argan trees. They can ONLY be grown in this small section of Morocco, but the oil from these trees is the stuff of legend. It is said to have healing properties (especially for "rheumatic" problems – so you KNOW I’ll be checking this out!) for humans and it is currently used in all of the upscale beauty products sold around the world. It is in face and hand cream ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free parking