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