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Travel Blogs from Marrakech
... of scenes from a Final Destination movie…
Finally we are off. Up the stretch of paved road, and then unto to the rocky dirt road winding along the side of the mountain… all along the stretch that I hiked back in ’10 in the gorge far below. Finally we pass Tamzrit where I’m supposed to get off. But I want to go up the mountain a bit further to the spot where I got picked up by a van after crossing the mountain pass ...
... How could you not love this country? 25. On the last 100 km stretch to Finisterre, we stay at the functional yet ugly 'hotel Tamara'. The next morning, on check out we go down for our included breakfast and are disappointed to learn that this includes an ordinary coffee and an oversized, dry, and stale croissant. No butter, jam, anything. No wonder 'Hotel Tamara' is the number 1 (out of 1) hotels in town on trip advisor! (Negreira, Spain). 26. We realise we're not in ...
A more restful day was planned as a change from the long drives in the 4x4.
A morning walk up to the head of the valley above the hotel took about 3 hours. It's where the road performs its multiple hairpin bends and the place of the iconic photographs of Dades. Right at the top is perched a somewhat dubious hotel, but it has a terrace that provides a shady coffee stop with a spectacular ...
This was the first day of an organised tour of Southern Morocco. Driver and guide Hassan was to make the pick up from the hotel at 0800, and on the dot the driver appeared, but he introduced himself as Ismail, not Hassan. Hassan, he announced, would be at the hotel in Dades Valley. At the car, more people and more introductions: Hameed was to be the driver, accompanied by Said, the guide. It was all different to the arrangements made previously, but then this is ...
... with little action.
Guides put it down to:
Moroccans living abroad who only work on their houses here during
When a house is completely finished, then you start paying a
Muslim countries do not believe in burrowing from a Bank. They will
not pay interest and will often spend years building it as they have
the funds available,
They Run a cash society, do not believe in Banks and stash their
money under mattresses.