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Africa

Marrakech, Morocco 11.6.2013

Today was our last day with Rachid and Sayid. This morning we went to the Musee du Cinema in Ouarzazate, a museum dedicated to the films made in the area. Rachid said he had a fun surprise for lunch and asked if we liked BBQ. We were up for anything on a grill, so we … Continue reading »

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Ouarzazate, Morocco 11.5.2013

We woke up before dawn and watched the sun rise over the Sahara. After a nice breakfast, we jumped on the camels and rode 1.5 hours back to the hotel. We took showers and grabbed our big bags and headed out with Rachid and Sayid. We stopped at Khamlia village, a settlement of about 150 black … Continue reading »

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Erg Chebbi Dunes, Morocco 11.4.2013

Our day was fabulous! After breakfast, we headed to Todra Gorge. Our first stop was Tineghir, a beautiful village in the palm-lined valley. Todra Gorge was about 30 minutes down the road, where we saw Berbers doing their laundry in the river on the canyon floor. Our guide Rachid mentioned that we would pass through his … Continue reading »

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Boumalne Dades, Morocco 11.3.2013

We normally rent a car or use public transportation when we explore a new country. However I had many activities planned and a lot of ground to cover during our week in Morocco, so I arranged a private 4 day, 3 night tour with Tenere Tours. Our driver Sayid and guide Rachid picked us up bright and early from … Continue reading »

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Marrakech, Morocco 11.2.2013

We hired a local guide to take us on a walking tour of the medina.  Our first stop was El Bahia Palace, a beautiful royal home with 160 rooms. The rumors were that the palace was built as a home for the sultan’s wives and official concubines. The size of the rooms and apartments were based … Continue reading »

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Marrakech, Morocco 11.1.2013

We’re in Africa! We arrived in Morocco this afternoon. We’re staying at Riad Dar Eliane. A riad is a guesthouse with rooms that surround a courtyard that opens to the sky.  Our riad is located in medina of Marrakech – the ancient walled city. I arranged for transportation to deliver us to the riad. A … Continue reading »

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