/ A Moroccan Adventure
Morocco, 21. December 2017
Day 13 - Today we decided to leave the hustle and bustle of Marrakech for the day and go to the Ouzoud Falls, the 2nd highest waterfalls in Africa! Leanne loves waterfalls and this was a place we both liked the look of. Especially when we managed to haggle the price down to 400 dirham down from 700. It started at 830, the man said to wait in the reception and a man will pick us up, 8:45 no sign of him, 9:00 still no sign! I was starting to think we got scammed as we didn't have to do much haggling to get the price down to 400. Eventually he turned up with the help of our receptionist ringing them up. We hit the road for the 2.5 hour bus journey to Ouzoud, when we arrived we were greeted by our guide, now we were very confused by this as we never negotiated a price for the guide and that we would make our own way round. He met us and pretty much told us to follow him and as typical British tourists we did having no idea how much this is going to cost us! He eventually told us a price of 5 euros so we weren't breaking the bank and decided to carry on. The waterfalls were amazing and beautiful, 120m high and 2 levels. Water was quite low currently but come spring when all the Mountains start to thaw out it. Scones very spectacular, apparently! its it was still pretty impressive though and were glad we went. Had some lunch in the one of many restaurants overlooking the falls and then started making our way up out and towards the Berber Apes. The Ouzoud falls is home to a lot of little cheeky monkeys, Leanne was right at home 😉. The monkeys arranged in all sizes from little babies to BIG ol monkeys! For the highlight of the whole trip happened today when one of the monkeys decided to jump on the shoulders of some little Moroccan woman, she started squealing! It was so funny and everyone was laughing hysterically rather than helping the poor woman. It reminded of that moment in Home Alone when Marv had the tarantula land on him! Even the guide was laughing but he eventually when to her rescue. After we payed the guide we left back on our drive to Marrakech and had some dinner from a cheap little pizza house called 'snack Adam' we both had a pizza each and a drink costing us just over 60 dirham (£5) and the food was some of the best we had since being in Morocco, must of had to do something with the name 😉. Tomorrow is our final day in Marrakech and we have a lot to do so it's bed time for now.