Last week was about travelling all the way South to the Sahara with public transport.
Checking out different hotels and testing to reach Merzouga on a budget by taking busses and grand taxi's. It was an adventure but one to start over soon again!
Just be careful in your choice of transport depending on the specific destination.
We left Marrakech at 8.30, or at least, that was the plan. About 1.5 hours late we were taking the route with Supratours. Passing the Tizi'n Tischka felt like there was only one option that was safe enough and that was Supratours.
First destination on our 7 days trip was Tinerhir, (Tinghir) hotel Tomboctou.
Tomboctou is an old Kasbah built in 1944 by Sheikh Bassou Ou Ali, the first dweller of Tinghir.
The Sheikh Bassou lived in his Kasbah until 1978, then he left it for a new concrete house he had built near it and where he died in 1993.
1993 also was the year they began restoration work of the Kasbah, led by the Spanish writer Roger Mimó after praising among all its heirs. The objective was to transform the old housing in tourist accommodation.
Staying here on our first night, in this building with such a rich history was setting the tone for much more unexpected beauty to cross our path....
food: ***breakfast / *dinner
price /quality: ***
We felt very welcome and had a wonderful, yet too short time here. The next day mr. Mimó and his wife were so kind to offer us a ride to another passion of them, Ksar El Khorbat in Tinejdad. But more about this in the next post....