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Morocco – Riad Bab Oubika, our lovely day of peace and quiet in the Atlas Mountains

Finally we had a day of rest and there is nowhere nicer to relax than in a fantasy riad nestled into the mountains. The Riad Bab Ourika fit the bill very nicely and apart from a short lesson in making a lamb terrine we did very little except read, snooze and enjoy this lovely building and its very large gardens. bliss!

At the end of our short sojourn into the mountains we headed to Essaouira via some goats in trees – yes really – see proof below. A uniquely Moroccan experience and I like the fact they are prepared to share trees.

Next stop Essaouira on the coast.

The Riad Bab Ourika, Atlas Mountains

The grounds and views from the Bab Ourika Riad

Hungry goats do indeed climb trees. But only in Morocco and only Argania trees.

Morocco – Adobe everywhere, rooftops for lazing about, scenery and gardens – just another day day in the interior of the country

After surviving the desert sand storm, the road trip continues through Ouarzazate where we saw “Moroccowood” where everything from Lawrence of Arabia to Gladiator was filmed. And now we are spending a couple of nights of “chill time” on the top of a hill at a gorgeous Riad in the Atlas Mountains in Bab Ourika. 

Souss Massa Draa and Skoura

Ouarzazate and Al Halim

Bab Ourika