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Marrakesh, Morroco

The Guest House, Riad Basin, was located within the 11th century city wall of Marrakesh.  As we walked from the street to our riad I felt concerned in the same way I felt when I was introduced to the Favelas of Rio de Janiero.  Narrow streets with potential danger lurking at the next corner and then I realized I was in a neighborhood, everyone knew everyone’s business, the people were engaged in conversation, I was a stranger amongst friends.

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After checking in we dropped our luggage and quickly returned the the street to take our car for a tour of the city.



Marrakesh is full of energy where you drink culture through a fire hose. A place where you can learn about yourself, history, relationships, and how generous our world is to us.


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And here are all of my new friends by night:



If we are the questions that we ask ourselves I ask how I missed this place for so many years. Marrakesh wasn’t on my Bucket List but it should be on yours.

Tomorrow we’re off to Ouarzazate, driving south through the Atlas mountains.


May 7, 2009 at 6:57 pm Leave a comment

Riad Basin, Marrakesh, Morroco

DSC_0055 This guest house is a gem!

But if you aren’t used to walking 1/2 mile through narrow streets with people watching your every move this might not be the place for you!

I’d love to explain more about this but the web site is in French and I have only found a German brochure and I’d rather be out-on-the town in Marrakesh soaking up the experience.  I’ll try and find out more and update this post assuming I can get to this.

Meanwhile here are some pictures to capture your imagination of the raw romance of this Riad:

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Address: Riad Basin, 91-92, Derb Kbala – Kasbah Marrakech – Morocco
Tel: + 212 (0) 524 38 14 75
Fax: + 212 (0) 524 38 10 11

May 6, 2009 at 8:28 pm Leave a comment

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