A retreat to the Atlas mountains

Published: November 15th 2010
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The Kasbah is in the centre of the picture with the cacti and Berber village in the foreground
After spending 5 hectic days in Marrakesh we retreated to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, being about an hours drive from the city. The last 3 miles was across a rutted track through a couple of Berber villages before we arrived at the Kasbah Bab Ouricka in the Ourika Valley. The Kasbah, being a large country house, is perched high on a ridge overlooking the Ouricka Valley and with splendid views of the Atlas Mountains. This was to be our place of peace and relaxation for the next 5 days. There was lots of rest and reading and in my case a couple of days of treking with a guide and companions from the Kasbah. A perfect break in the mountains following the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh

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View from our bedroom windowView from our bedroom window
View from our bedroom window

The view looking south over the Atlas Mountains
Another view from our bedroomAnother view from our bedroom
Another view from our bedroom

The view looking east
John and MohammedJohn and Mohammed
John and Mohammed

Mohammed was the walking guide on the two treks
Berber childrenBerber children
Berber children

On one of the walks we came across a Berber village where we were greeted by the local children. Pictured with them is Jim from the USA

15th November 2010

What more can I say - stunning! :)

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