It’s time to explore a more exotic location again. And to get some sun.
From 9 to 24 February, I will be in Morocco.
I post my tentative itinerary before I travel in the hope to solicit advice from locals or fellow travelers, learn about interesting stories/places/people to write about, find somebody for a hike in the mountains or even to find places to stay. Here is my Couchsurfing profile with plenty of reviews, so that you can be sure that I am an easy and friendly guest and that I can reward you with travel stories that will change your life for the better (or at least entertain you for a few hours).
The following is my rough plan:
On 9 February, I will arrive in Marrakesh.
Marrakesh is of course interesting enough to spend the whole two weeks there, but after a few days I will have to move on.
I would like to go south to Imlil, at the foot of Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa. I am afraid there will be too much snow and I won’t have the right equipment to hike it up all the way, but it will still be a great sight and walking half the way will be memorable as well.
Then I will continue to Ouarzazate, getting deeper and deeper into the desert landscape. I hope to find a bicycle which I can ride to Fint Oasis.
My next stops will be Skoura, Imiter, Tinerhir/Tinghir, where I will take it slow, explore these old cities, cycle or hike into the mountainside and get to know life in the desert.
Then I will have to go north. I haven’t found out yet if there is a bus across the High Atlas from Tinerhir/Tinghir to Imilchil and continuing to the N8. I hope so. If not, I will have to continue to Tinejdad, Er-Rachidia, Rich, Midelt and then north from there.
Towards the end of my trip, I will spend a few days in Meknès, before this little excursion will find its conclusion in Fez, from where I have to fly to Madrid on 24 February.
I know that time will be too short, and while planning, I already got a strong feeling that I will want to return to Morocco to live there for a few months.