The Ourika Valley Experience April 23rd 2010 Why should I visit the Ourika Valley?
My third trip to Morocco was a long weekend with my husband Dave, a kind of second honeymoon to make up for the fact we didn't have a first one when we married ten years earlier. After two days looking at the majestic Atlas Mountains in the distance from our hotel balcony, Dave and I decided it was time to take a closer look. We booked a day trip throu ... read more
Africa » Morocco » Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz » Ourika Valley In 788, about a century after the Arab conquest of North Africa, successive Moorish dynasties began to rule in Morocco. In the 16th century, the Sa'adi monarchy, particularly under Ahmad AL-MANSUR (1578-1603), repelled foreign invaders and inaugurate... ... read more
The travel bug bit me while I was part of the marketing team of prestigious tour operator Cadogan Holidays. I lived the champagne lifestyle, even on the lemonade wages of the travel industry. I arranged and led educationals for travel agents, took part in glitzy conferences and awards events and stayed at stunning hotels in breathtaking locations.
For eight years I travelled the world experiencing the best hotels, the most exciting excursions and the varied cultures of many countries throughout North Africa, Europe and the Mediterranean. I’ve seen the sun rise and set from the Nile to the ... full info