Painted rocks

Painted rocks near Tafraout One of the most exciting attractions near Moroccan town Tafraout are Painted rocks. Those are series of mountain rocks in a large mountain valley painted in different contrasting colours. Initially, rocks were painted in 1984 by the Belgian artist Jean Vérame who also painted rocks in other countries, for example, in France, Egypt and Chad. Before visiting Painted rocks, we red a number of negative reviews on internet regarding this place. The reason of criticism was…

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Tafraout

This is the next blog about our Morocco trip in 2020 during COVID lockdown. After visiting Agadir, Paradise Valley and Taroudant, we went to Tafraout to spent the rest, or at least the major remaining part, of our trip in Morocco until we get a chance to travel back home. Lockdown in Morocco Although we were in quarantine near Taroudant for two weeks and had a document allowing us to go outside, our arrival was not straight forward at all.…

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Agadir Inoumar

Agadir Inoumar
View from Agadir Inoumar

Many of you may know Morocco's coastal city Agadir, however there are many places in Morocco with a name agadir. In general, name agadir in Berber language means wall, enclosure, fortified building. Those usually were used as granaries and storage of other different kind of goods. About Agadir Inoumar There are lots of these old buildings all around Morocco, although most of them are almost collapsed and forgotten. One of these buildings, Agadir Inoumar, was our destination during our trip…

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Taroudant

After visiting Agadir and a nice walk in Paradise valley we continued our trip as planned to Moroccan city Taroudant. However, we had quite different plans in comparison with what we ended up with. First time in our lives, we had to go to quarantine due to COVID lockdown. Good news is that we had booked very good comfortable (and expensive) guesthouse just a few miles from Taroudant city centre. It was booked for three nights, however we spent there…

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Paradise Valley

Paradise Valley
Paradise Valley

After spending a few days in Agadir we were ready to go to our next destination in direction of Tizgui. We had booked an accommodation in a small hotel in mountains near Paradise Valley for a very good price - Hotel Restaurant Tifrit (coordinates: 30.599090, -9.497355). Honestly, we were very keen to move out from Agadir as it already was clear that Morocco is going to total lockdown because of COVID and we had a feeling that it should be…

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Agadir

This is the first post from series about our trip to Morocco in 2020. It was planned as a ten days long holiday, however we ended up with being under lockdown for almost three months due to COVID first wave restrictions. We could have stayed there even longer but fortunately British Embassy in Morocco helped us to get back to the UK on one of their organised rescue flights early in June. Arrival to Morocco We arrived at Agadir Al-Massira…

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Marrakesh

Capital city of Morocco is Rabat, which is located 324 kilometres northeast from Marrakesh. It would take three and a half hours to reach Marrakesh by car from Rabat; it is the fourth largest city in Morocco. Instead of coming from Morocco's capital by car, we landed at Menara Airport in June. It was direct flight from Glasgow by EasyJet; cost of return flight per person was about £145 and pre-arranged taxi pick-up from airport to the city around £15.…

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Safari trip to Sahara desert

The Authentic Morocco tour After a couple of days after our arrival to Marrakesh, we went to 'The Authentic Morocco' tour to see the highest and most spectacular sand dunes in Morocco and to experience camel ride in desert. We booked the tour with local travel company well in advance; duration of the Morocco tour was three days and two overnight stays were included in it for a total price of EUR 120 per person (we paid in advance a…

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