Riad Ain Khadra
Travel Blogs from Taroudant
... 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 ...
... 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.
... found a lot of smaller towns interesting and not too hard to get to… so my list expanded to “all the towns of over 10,000 people”… But then I discovered the oasis valleys of the east where you can hike for 100 kilometers and discover dozens of cool villages along the way…so the concept of rural “Superhikes” was invented.
And now, with 430 towns explored, I still feel there’s a lot more I can do in this ...
... 8230; a mirror opposite of Assaka.
Kampen is a flat town surrounded by fertile farmland in a region surrounded by very powerful and very greedy neighbors. No matter what folks in Kampen do, they will always be vulnerable to being invaded and taken over by some foreign power. It’s happened before, and it will happen again. So I guess I can’t really blame my ancestors for finally giving up on “holding on” ...
... standard is to have two on the front seat and four on the back, though they sometimes squeeze in more. As you can imagine, as near to the desert as we were, it got extremely hot in there and the sweat on your clothes was only half your own.
Taroudannt was the first place that we'd got to that didn't really have any tourists. It had beautiful red outer walls and, amazingly, all the shops sold necessities (not tourist souvenirs). It was a bit disconcerting to not have ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking