Moulay Idriss, best known for its pilgrimage site

Fish seller in Fes medina market


Riad fine dine

Colorful carpets

Friday prayer

Intricate tile work can be easily seen everywhere

Sunny day

Sunset of Fes medina

High Atlas

Ski site

Eight hours of car ride from Fes to Tinghir

Almost there

Tinghir town from far

Gorge Toudra road

A tajine or tagine (Arabic: طاجين‎ tajin from the Arabic: طاج‎) [2][3] is a historically North African dish that is named after the earthenware pot in which it is cooked. A similar dish known as tavvas is found in Cypriot cuisine. The traditional method of cooking with a tajine is to place it over coals. Use of the tajine can be compared to stewing. The traditional tajine pot is made of pottery, which is sometimes painted or glazed. It consists of two parts: a base unit that is flat and circular with low sides and a large cone- or dome-shaped cover that sits on the base during cooking. The cover is designed to promote the return of all condensation to the bottom. Tajines can also be cooked in a conventional oven or on a stove top. Tajine is traditionally cooked over hot charcoal leaving an adequate space between the coals and the tajine pot to avoid having the temperature rise too fast. Large bricks of charcoal are purchased specifically for their ability to stay hot for hours. Smaller pieces of charcoal are reserved for cooking brochettes (barbecue) and other grilled meats. Other methods are to use a tajine in a slow oven or on a gas or electric stove top, on lowest heat necessary to keep the stew simmering gently. A diffuser – a circular piece of aluminium placed between the tajine and burner – is used to evenly distribute the stove's heat. European manufacturers have created tajines with heavy cast-iron bottoms that can be heated on a cooking stove to a high temperature. This permits the browning of meat and vegetables before cooking. Tajine cooking may be replicated by using a slow cooker or similar item; but the result will be slightly different. Many ceramic tajines are decorative items as well as functional cooking vessels. Some tajines, however, are intended only to be used as decorative serving dishes. [Wikipedia]

On the way to Aït Benhaddou

Stopping by a kasbah

Skoura is a town in Ouarzazate Province, Souss-Massa-Drâa, Morocco. According to the 2004 census it has a population of 2,808.[1] Skoura is a fertile oasis lined with immense palm groves. The Kasbah Amerhidil is part of Skoura palm grove. [Wikipedia]

The ruin is a part of the Kasbah Amerhidil

Ancient sun clock

Bagdad Cafe, the French lady owner Rose is beautiful and friendly

Sunrise at Aït Benhaddou

The only way to reach the kasbah is to walk across the river on sandbags

Aït Benhaddou (Berber: Ath Benhadu, Arabic: آيت بن حدّو‎) is a fortified city, or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech in present-day Morocco. Most citizens living in the area now live in more modern dwellings in a nearby village, although there are 4 families still living in the ancient city. This giant fortification, which is made up of six Kasbahs and nearly fifty ksars which are individual Kasbahs, is a great example of earthen clay architecture. [Wikipedia]

A mistake to track in the desert when the temperature is 35°c

The oasis in the desert, which is just a plant on its own

Yes, there is where we tracked for three hours in the morning

The top of the kasbah

Most kasbah today are turned into souvenir stores

Aït Benhaddou sunset

It is no fun at all to be in a grand taxi that fits six people for seven hours

Clay mosque

Berber village

It takes years to fix the tiny tiles on a wall, the workmanship is amazing

Kasbah de Telouet Maroc

La Kasbah de Télouet, parfois aussi appelée Palais du Glaoui, est une kasbah bâtie au entre le XVIII et le XIX siécle. Située dans le petit village berbère de Télouet, dans les montagnes de le Haut-Atlas au Maroc, son occupant le plus célèbre est sans doute Thami El Glaoui. [Wikipedia]

Every window has its own unque iron work design


Admiring the grand interior

The kasbah caretaker

Berber villages

Orange Coca-cola, a lovely stop for a glass of juice after hours of car ride

One of the best targine dishes we have, tender mutton and delicious veg, remember the name Cafe Restaurant Salam when you are on your way to Marrakesh from Ouarzazate

Yes, we sell targine here

Berber village

Marrakesh dar we stay, comes with resort style roof top terrace, and most importantly, we own the entire dar throughout our stay

Jemaa el-Fnaa square at dusk

We get half glass free of juice from this seller everytime we drop by

Public hamman, if you know how to read

Arch over arch

It is ok to lose your way in the medina alleys

Art installation in Fes medina


After weeks of having tagines and couscous, it is time to have a fusion cuisine

We bought all the figs he had in store

Jemaa el-Fnaa square is crowded with hungry people when the sun goes down

Bread with olive and eggs, too plain for our taste

Get me out

The most beautiful rooftop restaurant we have come across [Nomad]

The view from the restaurant

The beautifully designed bar counter

The targine and couscous served here are so far the best we have in Marrakesh

Hotel Restaurant Cafe de France, a must-go French colonial place for sunset romance