Travel Blogs from Marrakech
... prices our waiter was wearing a nice black suit and tie.
Having stayed as long as we could at the restaurant we decided to just head for the train station. On the way we realised we were actually quite close to Starbucks which was quickly deemed a much nicer place to wait out the day than the train station. Surprisingly it was one of the nicer Starbucks coffees I have had which was probably due to the fact that they had flat whites on the menu.
... square” at us and pointed in various directions in the hopes of being paid. (FYI the square is the main tourist area of the medina.) We tried to ignore them for the most part but eventually I got worn down and started yelling back things like “circle” and “triangle”. Not my finest moment but it helped with my rage at the time. Eventually we did a 360 of the sprawling medina and got back to our Riad. We didn't bother heading out ...
... As planned, I'm able to follow the riverbed through the gorge instead of having to walk along the highway which snakes along the cliffside... much more pleasant... And finally, after passing through one more village, I reach Tahanoute... I reconnect with the hike I did here 4 years ago... and I fulfill my Quest: An uninterrupted trail of footprints from Marrakech to Toubkal... and across the ...
... last chapter, Cairo, I stated that I was tiring of constant and aggressive badgering from hustlers, touts and scammers. Marrakech with it's world-famous markets and aggressive sellers might seem like a bit of an odd choice for someone whose patience is wearing thin but it was only going to be for five days and I figured I've put up with worse things before. Six days of being glared at by communists in Beijing, for example.
Off the top of my head I can't think of anywhere ...
Day totals: 16 hrs, 17 kms
I have one more day hike that I absolutely must do: I must connect my Marrakech/Ourika Superhike to my Imlil/Toubkal hike--thus being able to say I hiked from Marrakech to Toubkal... and across the Alps. I'm on a tight schedule so I'll need to do this in one day: take the 3 hour train from Casablanca to Marrakech... collective taxi to Imlil... hike back to Tahannaoute... back to Marrakech... Casablanca... And be back at ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services