Day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira. Day trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud waterfalls. Day trip from Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou. Day trip from Marrakech to Ourika valley. Day trip Marrakech to Atlas mountains 3 valleys. Bookingen blev ikke fundet. Location was superb. Food was exactly what we wanted. Even when the dinner was ready he came upstairs to let us know. When we came home from our hike, he was waiting all ready with tea. That's such a nice valley, with this accommodation it has been a super good.
Chilled time. A, one more thing. He asked us too, if we are to cold and do we need more blankets. So nice. So don't worry you won't freeze here". Nice view from terrace. Host was nice as well and as unusual in Morocco - not disruptive or annoying.
Can recommend! He opened us the door at 2am. The room is clean and beautiful. The view of the valley from the terrace is so great. We could use the kitchen, that was helpful. The road kept climbing, eventually coming out on the plateau above the gorge at 6,' It was now just an hour or so until dusk and too late to tackle the mile piste connecting the tops of the Dades and Todra Gorges.
I was considering turning back for a hotel, but a Moroccan guy walking with a party on the track kindly invited me to stay with his family, an invitation I accepted with alacrity. This is the real advantage of travelling solo--far more interaction with locals. Moha's father's house was in Tilmi, several miles beyond the Todra turn off, but he directed me to Cafe Tayri run by his brother and I waited there whilst Moha walked. Although way up the piste to Imilchil I had full bars on my cellphone reception and was finally able to send some text messages.
The scene from the top of Cafe Tayri was really quite laid back with people coming home, chatting to each other--a very close community. Berbers tend to lead a fairly relaxed life with much visiting of relatives who have married outside the immediate locality, so once at the house I was shown into the tamsriyt, a highly decorated room set aside for overnight visitors. I had slept in a tamsriyt when trekking with mules in the High Atlas, so the rest of the house and toilet facilities wasn't going to be a shock.
The loo was, as you can imagine, a hole in the ground; the shower a plastic bucket beside the loo underneath a cold tap. A stick ran horizontally across the outbuilding at eye level to hang clothes on whilst 'freshening up'.
I had just finished showering with icy cold water when there was a knock on the door with a kettle of warm water. Too late! We had an entertaining evening, relaxing lying back on the floor against cushions.
The old guy whose house it was had been in the Moroccan army which is how come he spoke French, but was severely deaf. We had an on-off conversation in which I think I committed to going to the souk in Imilchil the next day. I showed him how to use the iPod earbuds and played him some Moroccan music at full volume. His attempts at a singalong had the family in fits.
Food is plentiful and having large families of eight or more childeren is easy in the country and Moha's brother had five children. His wife asked me how many I had and when I said two, she responded that "I must have a small one. Layla, one of the five After a ceremonial washing of hands the men ate an excellent tajine with our hands which was served on a low table whilst the women and children ate separately later.
You could tell by the tiny grit particles in the bread that the flour had been home milled. In addition to excellent Moroccan programs such as a spotlight on local towns, the fare included Desperate Housewifes, Bob the Builder and other western 'culture'.
I asked what people in remote places thought of such programs and they said it was "just entertainment," it didn't make them want to leave the countryside, but the electricity and the television made life more bearable in the cold winter months when they would often be housebound for days on end.
I settled down in the tamsriyt. My bed was some thick blankets laid out over the rugs, with a cushion as a pillow but I slept well. Paves , Apr 28, This awesome. Going up the Dades is more impressive than coming down, and coming down the Todra is more interesting than going up. Also, the piste linking the two gorges is best ridden west to east as the Dades start point is both clearer and higher in altitude 6,' than the Todra end 5,'. In the middle, however, the piste rises to 9,' so it isn't something to be tackled in inclement weather.
For quite some way the route is level and clear Meandering through the dry valley Then gradually climbing I came across several small groups of nomads, some camping, others inhabiting caves and overhangs along the route. Nevertheless, the theoretical comparison between these concepts drawn from different epistemic approaches is lacking. Our aim is to interrelate resilience and patrimony concepts on the basis of a real example: the Agdal, Can traditional forest management buffer forest depletion?
Dynamics of Moroccan High Atlas Mountain forests using remote sensing and vegetation analysis. Forest Ecology and Management. Oct On the south shore of the western Mediterranean Basin, mountain forest ecosystems are degraded, mainly due to their overexploitation.
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Results sho Diachronic study of the spatiotemporal changes of vegetal cover by remote sensing: the case of the province of Benslimane central Morocco. The role and perception of the forest have largely evolved, it is no longer appropriate space but a heritage where various stakeholders can exercise their rights.
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