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Casablanca is More Than the Title of a Classic Movie
May 17, 2016 May 11th ~ Casablanca, Morocco Well, we were down to the last leg of our trip which included the bus ride from Essaouira to Casablanca.
We were sorry to not have had more time in Essaouira as it was so … Continue reading
, Casablanca, , Hassan II Mosque, Kenzi Tower Hotel, , Notre Dame de Lourdes, , Rick’s Cafe, , , , , White City 23 Comments Essaouira, my new favorite city in Morocco.
2016 May 10th – Essaouira
Morocco A full day of free time in Essaouira to explore to our hearts content – and it rained.
No, wait, it poured… But, there were some breaks in-between the cloud bursts and we headed out twice … Continue reading , , Cats, colorful, , doors, , , Gnawa, , kittens, Medina, , Performance , , , , , 20 Comments Is Argan Oil a Magical Elixir?.
May 15, 2016 May 9th – Argan Oil Cooperative, .
Travel to Essaouira We have a leisurely morning before departing Marrakesh
The only thing scheduled was for a henna tattoo artist to come to our hotel to paint anyone who was interested.
Here is what … Continue reading
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2016 May 8th – Ourika Valley and Marrakesh
Morocco Only seven of us chose to take the optional tour to the scenic Ourika Valley.
It seemed a shame to take our large bus for so few of us.
But it did allow us … Continue reading
, Ali Baba, Berber foot bath, , , Djemaa el Fna Square, , Majorette Gardens, , , Ourika Valley, , , , , , 23 Comments Explore the Mystical and Magical City of Marrakesh with us.
2016 May 7th – Medina of Marrakesh and the Bahia Palace
Morocco Marrakesh, the “Red City” or “City of Ochre”, is exotic and historical.
It sucks you into her bosom and fills you with wonder and awe.
Around every corner awaits another alleyway … Continue reading
, Bahia Palace, City of Ochre, , , Koutoubia Mosque, , , , , Saadi Dynasty, , , , , 24 Comments Ait Ben Haddou and a 350 Mile Bus Ride to Marrakesh.
May 10, 2016 May 6th ~ Visit Ait Ben Haddou, Travel to Marrakesh, Morocco It was confirmed this morning that the road to Marrakesh is still closed due to the mud slide.
What does that mean for us.
Well, that translates into an EXTRA 200 … Continue reading , , Ait BenHaddou, caravan, , fortified city, , , Kasbah, ksar, , , , , , , , , 31 Comments Flash Flood Warnings in the Desert.
May 9, 2016 May 5th ~ Explore Desert & Todra Gorge, Overland to Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco How wonderful it was to wake up early in the desert.
It was still sprinkling.
But much lighter than the downpour we heard pounding on the … Continue reading
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May 7, 2016 May 4th – Rissani and a Sahara Desert Tent Camp This morning, we explore the small city of Rissani on the edge of the Sahara Desert. , , Berber, Bivouac La Belle Etoile, camel ride, , , , , Rissani, River Aziz, Sahara Desert, Sahara Tented Camp, Sijilmasa, , , , 19 Comments MOROCCO ~ Crossing the Middle Atlas Mountains.
May 4, 2016 May 3rd – Cross Middle Atlas Mountains, Drive to Erfoud Today is a full day on the bus as we drive into and over the Middle Atlas Mountains.
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