We found ourselves back near Marrakech, about half an hour away in the Ourika Valley. Somehow finding ourselves staying in the luxurious Bab Ourika, thanks again to Untraveled Paths. The Kasba extends in to the beauty of the valley itself. The mountains in the background, the falls and the sunsets make time spent there relaxing […]Read more "The Doorway to Heaven, the Ourika Valley"
Water used to run all through the ground of Morocco. These wells are now completely dry. They have been kept in tact in order for visitors to see what the water had created. As the wells dried out, people lived in them. Walking through the caves is a very interesting experience. As you can imagine, in the […]Read more "Dried wells of Morocco"
And so, our trip began. Leaving Marrakech in some ways was a relief. It is a very fast paced, in your face type of place. It also helped that we were leaving for some amazing views! It was a little bit windy up there… ok it was very windy! But the views were fantastic. Some of […]Read more "The journey through Morocco"
At this point, the journey had been quite long, but we had made it! With Untraveled Paths The Sahara Desert Experience we were now in the desert staring at camels (dromedary actually)! We had a few minutes to put our bags down and right away it was time to hop on! Being in the desert is […]Read more "Camel Riding In The Sahara Desert, Morocco"
Ait Benhaddou, is a world heritage site, a great example of Moroccan architecture, many buildings in the country take after this fortified city. The city is on the former caravan route from the Sahara desert to Marrakech. It is in a great location, right near its own Oasis, and of course water. Like many other places […]Read more "Ait Benhaddou, Morocco"
Le Maroc est un pays arabe grandement influencé par l’Europe, notamment la France, l’Espagne et le Portugal. Peuplé premièrement par des commerçants libanais environ 1000 ans av. J-C. Mille ans plus tard, les parties nordiques du Maroc sont réglées par les Romains, les autres étant en mains de tribus indépendants. Tout dit, le Maroc reste […]Read more "Les Palais du Marrakech"
“Marrakesh is simply the nicest place on Earth to spend an afternoon” -Winston Churchill The way to Marrakech! The “Paris of the Sahara” foreshadowing the delicious food to come, this mountain of tagine dishes was just the start of our journey in Morocco. Marrakech is famous for its souks! Normally souks are saved for Sundays, they are the […]Read more "Marrakech, Morrocco"