Monday, November 16, 2015

Morocco 2015 Trip Day 4

Morocco 2015 Trip Day 4

Today we say goodbye to Marrakech after 3 nights at the Grand  RM Manara hotel. Last yoga session in the colorful lounge....

Yoga Practice 

It was much cooler than the day before and when leaving the hotel there was a drizzle of rain and an overcast sky.

R M Manara Hotel 

Today is the first day of Succot so our first stop was the New Synagogue in Marrakech were there would be a service.  Since it was a holiday no photography allowed in the Synagogue.  The Synagogue is near the American Centre  and there is a sign outside that the Jewish Community is loyal to Mohamad VI. Interesting site about Jewish Heritage in Morocco. I was really moved with this visit to the Synagogue and listen to the service. 

Our next stop was the Yves St Lauren Garden and Museum the Majorelle Museum.  A beautiful and calming atmosphere and interesting Museum exhibition. We were pressed for time and the Museum was quite crowded it would be nice to revisit to just sit and ponder and perhaps sketch.

Playing with Topaz Retro Filters

Used a tree image as texture

Put in some fish... added the Yves St Lauren Memorial

Saying goodbye to Marrakech, we are on our way to the High Atlas through the pass to Tizi_n'Tichka and on to Ouarzazate which is on the border of the desert.

Map on journey

Right off the bat we saw we were in for a rainy day... stopping at a roadside restaurant and small hotel in Touama before the climb to Tizi_n'Tichka pass. Light refreshments and restroom facilities and surprising WiFi connections.


We're in for a storm
Views right and left composite

Just as soon as we got back on the bus... it started to rain!!!!

Taken by smartphone from bus

By the time we arrived at our next stop, it was really pouring!!!! 

Cat & Dogs

Guess we brought rain to Morocco

A nice visit to a cosmetic factory that make products from the Argan nuts.

Argan Cosmetic Factory 

After the visit, we had lunch at the restaurant next door.  That soup was really on the spot!!!

Delicious lunch

After the break on through the pass to Tizi_n'Tichka  and on to Ouarzazate in the rain!!!

All taken with my smartphone from bus

Of course, we arrived at Karem Palace, Ouarzazate, in the dark... straight to dinner.   It was rainy and the hotel is laid out with paths and wooden awnings that the rain slipped through. We are at the edge of the desert and David, our guide said he never experienced so much rain in this area.   The rain didn't spoil the the disco. 


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