A SUPER secret place!!!
Trip Start Sep 16, 2006
69Trip End Sep 16, 2007
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The road was very heavily travelled by speeding busses and blue taxis chock full of people and stuff loaded atop, who were ruthless honkers and rude drivers at first... but by the end of the day the drivers had gained some sort of roadie respect for us after passing by us many times throughout the day.
The thunder clouds loomed heavily over us for the first part of the day but somehow with sunny luck on our side, they shifted direction and we were left to coast and climb the green rolling inland hills toward the cliff barren coast heading South.
Our goal of staying in a little hotel in the dusty town of Tamanara was dashed upon arrival, when we noticed that said hotel had been apparently adandoned for about a decade
We rode on out of town hoping to get off the road by night fall.... riding into the setting sun off the main road, 15 km downhill toward the ocean, surfer village of Imsouane, which supposedly had a surfer youth hostel and... boy did it ever!!! It was AMAZING...
The route to the sea from so high above was a great little skinny dirt road hugging the cliffs and winding steeply down and down, as the setting sun streaked the sky bright red and orangey purple and the air was warm and salty.
We passed through a tiny village prior to arriving in Imsouane down below, where an over eager young man, a teacher, tried his best to persuade us to please please stay with him and his brother for the night. We; ofcourse; declined as best as we could in broken Arabic and French, and made a mental note to look up tactful ways to say: ummm; no thanks, that is not appropriate. Those Moroccan teacher men, they really love to invite ladies to stay with them and boy are they persistant.
The world's most incredible sunset heading down into Imsouane!
If you ever want to hide out and be somewhere amazing-- this is the place! Auberge Tasra, Imsouane.