10 Meters More June 4th 2008 We spent the day today on an expedition arranged by our host ("host" being the guy that runs the riad, the small hotel we stayed in). We thought we were going for a nice drive to the mountains. Well, the drive was nice. The Ourika Valley is about 70 km from Marrakech and is at the base of the Atlas Mountains. So we're just happy as clams, rumbling out there at about 30 mph in our Mercedes taxi ... 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
A few pictures, messages, and thoughts from the road for our friends in family. On our itinerary: Barcelona, Malta, Naples, Rome, Florence, Villefranche, Marrakech, Madrid, Costa del Sol, and Valencia.
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