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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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