Sunday, June 14, 2009

Back to Morocco and the Atlas Mountains

After only exploring the Fes area of Morocco, it seems right to return and check out Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains for another week.

It was a beautiful week. The riad (with the pool) was such a nice place to stay and relax, swim and take in the sun after a busy time in the chaos of the medina of Marrakech.

The three days spent in the mountains and desert were incredible. Towns and kasbas seem to spring from the rocks, surrounded by lush green islands of agriculture and flowering oleanders everywhere.

I think the lizard in the photo was for sale to eat, though I was not interested. The olives, however, where great!