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Morocco day 7 – Oaurzazate to Marrakesh

April 14, 2016
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After waking up in our serene oasis in Ouarzazate, we had a traditional Moroccan breakfast

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Then off we went.

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First stop in Ouarzazaate (the Moroccan Hollywood – or Molly wood as we like to call it!)

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was Taourirt Kasbah (which is on the 50 Dirham note)

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Musee de Cinema- for a fun look at some of the props and sets from movies filmed in the area…

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Past all the film studios

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To view AIt Benhaddou, the stunning UNESCO listed kasbah

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and the typical roadside stalls

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Through the super-steep super-windy and picturesque Tizi-n-Tichka pass

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where we stopped midway at a local BBQ restaurant.

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Precariouly we chose our pieces of meat – a mixture of lamb and beef. Which they then cooked for us and we happily ate it. It was not the best meal we’d had, but it was a fun experience! Except for poor Eli who was a little under the weather due to either the high altitude or the twisty-windy mountian roads.

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Further through the High atlas mountains and the scenic Tizi-n-tichka passand past the Berber villages

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Late afternoon we arrived at our riad in the medina in Marrakesh where we will spend our final two nights.(Lachie was chuffed to be thrown in with the luggage!)

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After being greeted by tea and cakes, we rested briefly in our room before heading deeper into the medina, past the souks

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to Jemaa El Fna to check out the main square

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before a yummy traditional Moroccan dinner at La Salama watching the sun set

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before heading home back through the square, past the souks, to a well earned night sleep 🙂

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