Essaouira was the perfect end to our vacation - it is a beautiful, sleepy port town. During the day, the medina and the beach have a fair number of tourists, but since many of the tourists are in town on
Part I: Marrakesh to Skoura
The road through the Atlas Mountains should be called the road of a thousand curves. This 100 kilometer stretch to get across the Atlas is a difficult drive, but it is gorgeous. The road immediately outside Marrakesh
As a tourist, I am typically interacting with a very isolated percentage of the local population: professional staff (the riad owners, the restaurant staff, etc) and scam artists. Love the first, not a fan of the second.
Most of the
While I am not a vegeterian, even I am getting sick of eating meat! If you stick to traditional Moroccan cuisine, you are likely going to be making couscous, veggie salads and nut/cheese plates the staple of your diet.
Here are a
The new city of Marrakesh is filled with palm-lined streets, with the Atlas mountains in the background. The old city, or Medina, like other medinas we have seen, is filled with sweet mint tea, narrow alleyways, and souks. Marrakesh is unlike
Moroccan food is tasty, but seems very limited. Tangines, Cous-Cous, Pastillas, and briochette are the bulk of every menu we have seen. It’s only been five days, but I think I’d have enough. If only I could find a good
Fes often overshadows its neighboring city, but I would say the stay was well worth the visit.
Riad D'Or was gorgeous. Our room was on the top floor, with a private terrace, overlooking all of Meknes, and our very own cat! The
Petite taxi (ie. Small car holding 3 people + driver) to the train station, train to Meknes, another petite taxi to a grand taxi (ie. very old Mercedes Benz holding 6 people + driver squeezed in). That is how we arrived