We arrived at Todra Gorge yesterday. Staying at a pleasant little riad called Maison LaBelle Etoile, which has nice views overlooking the Todra valley as well as wifi (pronounced “Wee-fee” here). We met the owner, Hassan by chance as we were waiting for a taxi at Tinghir yesterday, and what bit of luck it was – this place seems to be the nicest in the valley and is also affordable at 150 Moroccan dirhams (around RM50 per night).
The valley is quite a pretty place with kasbahs on the hill slopes overlooking small farms and olive and almond trees along the river. Yesterday, we met an old lady in the kasbah who inquired if we had any children and all of a sudden we were having tea at her house. We couldn’t understand her as people here speak only Berber, Arabic or French, but she talked non-stop anyway (reminded us of someone back in KL).
There are a number of trails around the valley, and we’re hoping to do some in the next few days. We started out early this morning, but just as we passed through the gorge it started to rain again – the first time it has rained in the valley this year! (what’s the deal with us and rain). So we’re back in our room out of the cold, updating our blog (and it’s been drizzling for the past 4 hours).