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Entries from April 2007

Marrakech (4/20-22, 2007)

April 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Place Djemaa el-Fna, souks, restored houses, Royal palaces and tombs…and meals in beautiful riads–all in a days travel in Marrakech! Kimberly For photos, click here. Marrakech The first place we headed out to was the Place Djemaa el-Fna, literally the “assembly of the dead.” For centuries, this unique gathering place has been the center of […]

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Essaouira (4/18-20, 2007)

April 21st, 2007 · No Comments

My favorite city in all of Morocco—I could have spent a week in just Essaouira. Granted, it doesn’t feel as “Moroccan” as other cities, and certainly isn’t as culturally rich as Fes. But it was something in itself. A very comfortable mixture of Moroccan and French Mediterranean influences – this would be a great place […]

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Aremd (4/17, 2007)

April 18th, 2007 · 1 Comment

One of the more interesting destinations was a tiny mountain village where we stayed in gite (a local home that has been converted into a small mountain inn). We trekked up the route used by trekkers ascending the mountain and stayed for the night in a small village where we visited a very local hammam […]

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Ouarzazate & Ait Benhaddou (4/16, 2007)

April 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Morocco has a long history with the American film industry. Many classics and modern blockbusters have been filmed in Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou. Other filming locations include: Erfoud, Marrakech, Essaouira, and Casablanca. Read below for our own adventures on the route of a thousand kasbahs: in Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou…and learn the secret to making […]

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Todra Gorge (4/14-15, 2007)

April 16th, 2007 · No Comments

After all the sightseeing for the past week, we really needed some downtime. So it worked out well that Intrepid had planned for us to spend two days relaxing in the Todra Gorge. Although, we didn’t exactly relax while we were there…we decided to attempt several pretty challenging hikes! Kimberly For photos, click here. Todra […]

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Midelt and Sahara (4/12-13, 2007)

April 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Our trip to Midelt started off an adventure into the lesser traveled parts of Morocco. We hiked to a small mudbrick village, visited a carpet and embroidery workshop to empower Moroccan women, and rode camels in the Sahara. Kimberly For photos, click here: Midelt and Sahara. Midelt Sahara Midelt In Midelt, we visited the mudbrick […]

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Fes (4/10-11, 2007)

April 11th, 2007 · No Comments

If you’re going to visit only one city in Morocco, make it Fes! It’s everything you imagine when you think of Morocco: crowded Bazaars, small passageways, men working in the tanneries, mosques, old tradition… Kimberly For photos, click: here. Fes We arrived in Fes in the evening, just in time for sunset cocktails at the […]

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Meknes & Volubilis (4/10, 2007)

April 10th, 2007 · No Comments

Morocco is an exotic melting pot. The mix of African, Berber, Arabian, and French cultures make for an amazing history. Each city & village we visited on tour had a story to tell and images to share. Overwhelming and dizzying medieval Kasbahs in every city centre contrast the vast array of pristine natural landscapes. Our […]

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Casablanca & Rabat (4/9, 2007)

April 9th, 2007 · No Comments

This was one of the few trips where we went on an organized tour (Intrepid Tours – Colours of Morocco: www.intrepidtours.com/trips/XSC.) Given the vast number of destinations, it was a very wise decision. We roughed it a little more than we prefer, but the sites and experiences were worth every cold shower & uncomfortable train […]

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Paris March (3/1-31)

April 1st, 2007 · No Comments

Such an exciting month! We (finally) visited the Louvre, took a Jazz cruise on the Seine, enjoyed a picnic at the Eiffel tower, had a good friend, Sebastiaan, in from Amsterdam, and discovered the amazing Musee des Arts decoratifs and Musee Nissim Camondo. Kimberly For photos, click here. Paris in March After months of living […]

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