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Travel Blogs from Marrakech
... contradiction: harsh and cruel and unforgiving yet nourishing, symbiotic and ultimately resilient. Our visit here was brief but long enough to flood our imaginations. Her people are generous and warm but, like so many of us, deeply stained by a narrative of plunder and oppression. Her land is open and wild, at times bordering on the mythological. Her abundance of life in incomprehensible. Unlike any ...
... 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. ...
... had a bit of a cough from being sick I decided that I would walk the majority of it, and Soukaina and Yousra walked with me since they couldn't be bothered running it either. That obviously didn't last the whole day so we spent the rest of the afternoon at school for the "forum" as Zineb called it. From what I could gather it was ...
... was a relief or a regret but it was nice to be contemplating it over a glass of red!
The trip back to our respective homes was uneventful and less arduous for landing back at Gatwick in London's south. Although the flight itself was only a few hours long, it was dinner time when I walked back through the door at Vic and Pete's, just in time for fish (or Linda McCartney pie) and chips! Ah, it's good to be home.
... He then tried to charge us for the photo op we didn't even ask for! Pirates come in all sizes in this country! We then pointed out to him that he shouldn't be extorting tourists at such a young age, and left him to think about his future.
Back at the hostel, we spent the rest of the night on the rooftop terrace with other hostel guests and drinking $1 cans of beer from the bar and eventually buying a bottle of vodka for $30 mixed with orange juice fresh from the press. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet