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Travel Blogs from Marrakech
I don't know if it's the heat and anticipation or a premonition of the disaster that awaits me on the final day of the ride, but I'm awake before 6am and spend a restless hour trying to regain some sleep to help with the day ahead. But it's to no avail and so, soon after 7, both Paul and I arise and prepare for what's to come.
... tourists who have brushed up against her iridescent skin, trampled on her red earth, marvelled at the sharp pinprick points of light in her night sky. Africa is layered and varied and constantly shifting. She is impossible to capture in picture or word. A place that has to be seen, heard, and smelled; requiring patience and astute observation before she is ready to reveal. Africa is a craggy stone ...
... up out of the surging swells of the south Atlantic. The air is heavy with swirling marine mist. Fynbos clings to the flanks of the steep slopes. The soundscape is dominated by the thundering rhythmic crash of the surf. Frigid green water washes the sugary white shore. We scamper along the edge of the continent, peering over the dizzying cliffs to the turbulent sea. Smashed Dutch and Portuguese shipwrecks are hidden in the black volcanic reefs below. ...
... as it didn’t accurately point to Mecca. The Minaret (a massive pink gueltz stone tower) stood out and you can see it from a lot of places in the Medina.
After walking round a bit more we headed back for a rest before going out in the evening for a meal. Our Riad recommended a restaurant nearby so we headed there for a tagine. We were not disappointed, it had Tripadvisor signs on it so that is always a good ...
... says the guests would have travelled to Marrakech by bus or train and then hired a taxi to drive them to the village. Around the village people walk. He said the children would have to walk at least an hour to school. Most don't. He says the hospital is an hours drive away. It is very hard to get the children to school and the sick to hospital. It is especially difficult in times of child birth. We drive on another hour until we reach Ourigane. This us on the edge of a national park. ...
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