Blog Posts - Valley Of Ourika



Autumn Greetings

The view today from our terrace...
by Beyond Marrakech on Nov 24, 2013

Our Christmas Tree

Underneath a bright sun and surrounded by the snow capped mountains of the High Atlas Mountains, we drew, we cut and we painted our very own Christmas tree. And we made angels too!
by Beyond Marrakech on Dec 17, 2011

Setti Fatma, Lady Fatima Of Ourika

Anyone who has been to the Ourika Valley will almost probably have visited or at least have seen the road signs for the village of Setti Fatma. Setti Fatma is where the road of Route d’Ourika ends. As the asphalt road turns into a sandy track a fou...
by Beyond Marrakech on Nov 22, 2011

River Ourika

Below where the river passes our house locals have built dams of large rocks to slow down the river current. It creates little swimming pools in which the Berber children play and splash on hot summer days. ...
by Beyond Marrakech on Jul 14, 2011

Prunes Of Ourika

The cheerful singing of young man in a neighbouring orchard caught my attention this morning. In Ourika the prune harvesting has begun! Once the trees in the valley have been harvested the full crates are collected by a truck that brings the f...
by Beyond Marrakech on Jul 1, 2011

Small Treasures Of Morocco

Outside our house there is the kingdom of Mother Nature. From left to right a spectacular view of the greenest mountains and the river that runs through the valley as its source of life. The only sounds being the twittering of birds in the morning an...
by Beyond Marrakech on Jun 14, 2011

Force Of Nature

Sometimes even driving home becomes an adventurous expedition! Yesterday we had to cross this flood covered road by car to reach our house.  ...
by Beyond Marrakech on May 3, 2011

Berber Life

What better way to de-stress than a steep walk into the Atlas Mountains! And so we did, on a bright Sunday morning we set of with a dear Italian friend and his guests to enter the world of the Amazigh Berber people. A Berber girl with her goats...
by Beyond Marrakech on Apr 23, 2011

Crossing Bridges In Ourika

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by Beyond Marrakech on Jan 28, 2011


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