Marrakesh to Ouirgane

This morning after breakfast Duke and I walked to the post office on the other side of the central plaza. It was early enough that the stalls were still being set up. We bought stamps and mailed some postcards.

Mailing my postcards.

Back at our hotel we ordered a taxi. One of the people from the hotel led us on a 15 minute walk through the labyrinth to where the taxi was waiting for us.

On our way to our taxi.

The taxi took us to the rental car office where we picked up our rental car and headed south out of Marrakesh.

Our fearless driver
On the road south

We drove 40 miles and almost two hours south into the foothills of the Atlas Mountain, to a wonderful resort, Domaine de la Roseraie in the town of Ouirgane. After our welcome snack outside our rooms we went for a walk.

Outside our rooms
On our walk with the Snowy Atlas Mountains in the background.

After our walk we sat in the bar overlooking the pool and played cards. I thought maybe as a birthday present I would let Duke win at cards. But I couldn’t do it!

Our view from the card table
Playing 500

We had our best dinner so far at the hotel restaurant. We are out in the country so it may be the only restaurant around. When we told the maitre d’ that it was Duke’s birthday he taught us happy birthday in Berber and Arabic.

Turkey pâté starter
Duke’s veal tagine

This is the view as I finalize this blog post.

In the lounge after dinner

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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