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Friday, April 1, 2016

Marrakesh

Normally my posts have been focused on the subject of repairing or recycling, hence the blog being called mending things. 

I decided to change a little and write a short blog post on my recent vacation to Morocco, and the city of Marrakesh . I guess mending my mind, it's good to have a break and explore somewhere new. Morocco is wonderful, friendly people, great food, and much to see. We had a great time exploring the city and the Atlas mountains and valleys.

We stayed at the Riad Le Clos des Arts  (www.leclosdesarts.com)
 which is a sublime sanctuary in the busy Medina of Marrakesh - an oasis of peace and quiet. Thoroughly recommended , Massimo and Giorgina were wonderful hosts.

Inside Riad Le Clos des Arts







We had two 1 day excursions with , to the Atlas Mountains and Valleys, and to the Port Town of Essaouira. Both were with Idir Najimi from www.saharadesertkingdom.com.

Idir is a superb driver & guide has a 4x4 car , and he takes advantage of it's Off-road capabilities. Excellent English and extensive knowledge of the history, people and geology of Morocco. I hope to go on his Desert tour in the future

My family, Idir's 4x4 and the Atlas mountains in the background
Chez Sam in Essaouira, great fish restaurant in Essaouira
My poor photographic attempt to capture the scale of the Atlas Mountains
Finally, a Lamb and Prune Tajine, which I had several of, and really like. 
A Moroccan speciality