Travel Blogs from Azilal
... On the way down through scrub and Argan trees, we came across a well built concrete viaduct which the village had obviously built to capture and redirect water to corn, maize and barley crops as well as Argan trees, cultivated for their oil.
I guess we felt a little apprehensive climbing up to this village as I would not imagine they get many visitors at all; this is well off the beaten track. We came in through the bottom end, up some ...
... shrimp tatine, pastilla for dessert. The food was good. The ambience was excellent as we played up the tourist card and took pictures of the decor. I tried a Berbere Mojito that I did not like. It had mint tea but tasted like beer. I was glad I washed it down with some cinammon chai from the Square. The riad also had a cooking class that got me thinking about cookery courses during my last days in Marrakech.
... for a hundred metres or so and it seems a little colder this time. Bryony laughs and says we are even now.
We exit the boats to walk around Wee Stinky and spend the rest of the morning alternating between some great runs thru rapids and a few more spills. We both have a few scary moments, either missing the lines our guides have suggested and glancing off rocks or boofing the rocks (and impressing our guides). Bryony has ...
... days ahead. The procedure with the toilet (read - hole in the ground) and the helmet off the paddle (read – toilet occupied) is explained. Lets hope the French couple understand. We are allocated a a spot in the berber tent but Bryony isn’t too keen on sharing sleeping quarters with strangers so we choose to sleep outside under the stars. The boys give us a tarp to keep the dew off us and seem ...
... monkeys, so it should be good!!
The drive was 2.5 hours to get there and the mini bus was actually comfortable. I was in shock. It’s a good thing as the drive was not scenic, nor amusing. I had my music and my mind for entertainment which did wonders for amusement.
Upon arrival we were informed that our guide was another 40D. I was kinda miffed as I assumed the 300 included that NOPE. Just the car ride. I could go on my own but figured.. wtf. Its only 4 Euros ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting