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Marrakech to Agadir-Tizi-n-Test Pass

October 8, 2017

The Tizi-n-Test Pass is yet another road, through the High Atlas Mountains, that was constructed by the French in the 1930s. It links Marrakech to the town of Taroudannt,

Tizi-n-Test Pass

through 200kms of mountain road. During the winter it can be cut off through rockfalls and heavy snow. As the road climbs steeply upwards, we were aware that we were ascending the highest mountain in North Africa. There were severe rock formations on one side, but we were riding on the right hand side of the road, where a precipitous drop was an ominous presence.

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Marrakech-Part II- Marjorelle Garden-Food Poisoning!

October 8, 2017

We found the Majorelle quite by accident. It is a small garden but has so much packed into it, without feeling over’crowded. There are prickly cactus plants and min landscapes, with a plethora of colours. It was the work of Jacques Majorelle and was opened in 1947. Yves Saint Laurent and Pierre BergĂ© purchased it in 1980, as it had been threatened with destruction by speculators.

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