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Our Moroccan Adventure

Early on 21 October 2015 Miss Daniels and Mr Morris met the lucky Key Stage 4 students at school at 1.30am to begin their Morrocan adventure...

Morocco GroupMr Morris reports; After a happily uneventful flight we arrived in Marrakech for much needed showers and a quick power nap!  That evening we were taken into the Souks by our guide Abdel, and treated to at least 7 courses of great food! The next day we headed into the mountains. Our first stop was with a traditional family in a remote mountain village.  On arrival we were treated to Berber Whisky (Mint tea), dates, milk and sugar.  Whilst there we made our own lunch using tagines, and some were definitely more spicy than others!  We then headed off East to our overnight stop in Ouarzazate. 

On our third day we visited a spice and herbal remedy shop and left smelling way better than when we went in.  We visited a small town on the edge of the desert where we had lunch and were able to purchase head scarfs ready for the desert!  It wasn’t long before we met the camels. The camel ride was probably the highlight of the trip for most.  They were a lot of fun if not a bit grumpy and temperamental! 

Once the camel ride was over we went to our campsite and had some time to chill out and take in the beautiful scene surrounding us.  Not for long though, the entire group ended up climbing the giant sand dune and racing down it with mixed skill and success. Tea was eaten inside the communal tent and then the evening spent being entertained by the Berbers around the campfire. A truly wonderful evening! 

The next day we headed back to Marrakech.  Along the way we stopped at Ait Benhaddou where many films, including Gladiator, had been shot.  We arrived in Marrakech just in time for our evening meal and a much needed decent night’s sleep. The final day was a walking tour of Marrakech where we looked around palaces and discovered that Moroccon men were allowed to have up to 7 wives! After the tour we split off into smaller groups to do some serious haggling and shopping. We spent a good few hours in the souks and once finished we headed back to the hotel to collect our luggage and head off to the airport.

After another uneventful flight we landed in to Gatwick, got our things and boarded our coach and went back to a very cold and damp Bradon Forest!  It was a tremendous trip; one that all involved with will remember forever!

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