Marrocos 2012 day 10 de Maio: Air Benhaddou – Marrakech

Today we went to Marrakesh.
Good ride. Marrakech is the second large city in Marrocos, right after Casablanca. It was founded in 1070 and for many years it was the capital of Marrocos. Sidi Bel Abbas, Sidi Muhammad al -Jazuli, sidi abu al-qasim al-suhayli, cadi ayyad ben Moussa and Abdallah al-Ghazwani, the 7 saints, have their thumbs there.

 

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Ait Benhaddou  a Marrakech de motocycleta no Marrocos
Ait Benhaddou a Marrakech de motocycleta no Marrocos

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Marrocos 2012 day 8 de Maio: Etapa Merzouga – Todra – Tinghir

We enjoy the day at the desert toady.

Trip close to the Algeria border, then some fun in the dunes and good ride during the day.

 

Merzouga a Todra e Tinghir de motocycleta no Marrocos
Merzouga a Todra e Tinghir de motocycleta no Marrocos

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Sometimes the fork wasn’t really clean:

The hotel was great:

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Marrocos 2012 day 9 de Maio: Etapa Tinghir – Ait Benhaddou

Today was an amazing day. We did a detour of about 50 kilometers. We did in about 3 hours, through gravel roads with views that I will never forget. Was perfect for today. I had to have such a good day today. Was very helpful to my soul.

The cit of Ait Benhaddou was funded in 757 and by 1987 was declared World Patrimony by UNESCO.

Below is the wrong map. I’m working on the correct one, that shows the loop on gravel.

Tinghir a Ait Benhaddou de motocycleta no Marrocos

Most of the riders on the group experience some kind of fall, but injuries at all.
I did not fall, so proud of my self. First time in a loose gravel rock road.

The hotel was one of the best I ever stay in my life

 

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this was elected “The Trip Photo”. I took it!!! 🙂 so proud of myself.

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The burro got scare and drop the load… We helped the ladies to put it back:

Looks like it’s Grand Canyon… nop… it’s Marrocos, Atlas Mountains.

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Marrocos 2012 day 1. At the airport

Marrocos 2012 day 1. At the airport

Finally the day come.
Marcia is taking me to,the airport in Guarulhos and over there I will meet Rogerio and we are flying to London and Lisbon, to get the motorcycles and … Marrocos!!!20120502-105537.jpg

After a long weekend with rain today the day is gorgeous. We drove 70 kilometers to the airport and had a great lunch with Rogerio.

Rogerio, Marcia and I having lunch

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I try to send a Spot signal but no luck…

Trying to send a Spot signal

 

Kisses and hugs later and we were in the plain.
My first time on the upper deck of a 747 and let me tell you: it’s great. So much comfort and pamper. The individual cabins are so nice!! I have to be careful not to get to close to this way.

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Thank you Rogerio. He is talking to Vivian now!!

We had a nice dinner, chat about life for a while and now Rogerio is going to sleep and I will watch couple movies and will try to sleep a bit. Tomorrow I will be stepping in Europe for the first time. (not sure I will be able to sleep…)

Marcia me levou para o Aeroporto aonde encontramos Rogério já pronto para a viagem. Almoçamos juntos, despedidas, e cá estou dentro desse imenso 747, no segundo andar, com poltronas individuals.

Jantar muito bom e um bom bate papo com o Rogério, agora ele vai dormir e eu vou assistir um filme.
Amanha estarei na Europa pela primeira vez.

 

Marrocos 2012 – antes da viagem

Aqui voce vai poder acompanhar um pouco da minha viagem de moto para o Marrocos.

Estou indo com um grupo de amigos que você ira conhecer ao longo desses posts.

O roteiro é sairmos de são Paulo com destino a Londres, e conexão para Lisboa, aonde pegaremos as motos e descemos para o Sul, cruzando para o Marrocos, voltando pela Espanha e finalmente Lisboa novamente.

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Mapa Marrocos
Mapa Marrocos

Marrocos 2012 day 5 de Maio: Etapa Tanger – Fez

Today we had only 335 kilometers but took quite few hours, almost 7 hours total. Was a nice winding road trough some nice mountains.

Tanger a Fez de motocycleta no Marrocos

We left the hotel, late, and headed to a small town named Chefchaouen where we could sightseeing and take pictures. The blue color on the houses is from the early judge population that use the leave here. Also you can find pot (maconha, cannabis) a lot. Actually, this is the major area that produce it in Marrocos.

 

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The dry cleaners.

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Did not rain today. That was a good break. My gloves were almost dry by the time I arrived at the hotel.

We had one of the many drops in a place that we stop for orange juice.

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How to to ride the bike.

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this couple below just stop their car, remove the chairs and sat there. Was cute.

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We arrived at Fez at day light and could see this beautiful city in a mini tour around the city walls.

It’s a large city, with about one million inhabitants that was funded back in 808 d.C. and holds the most ancient university in the world that still working: University of Karueein, funded in 859 d.C.

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Our hotel was a riad (one of the many we will stay) and was gorgeous from inside.

The dinner was served and was great food.

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Departing to Marrocos 2012

Finally the day come. You can start checking my Marrocos 2012 trip at this link where all points should be saved for the last 7 days only:
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=0xjTpFxgiWYcGfr2KgfqQPqR3BrTy28FJ

In few more hours I will be going to the airport in Sao Paulo and flying to London. Then to Lisbon.
Couple days there and on May 4th we start riding South.

I hope you can enjoy at least part what I will be enjoying this trip.

Finalmente o dia chegou. Você já pode começar a acompanhar Marrocos 2012 no link acima aonde todos os pontos estarão registrados por até 7 dias no máximo.

Poucas horas mais e estarei indo para o aeroporto de Sao Paulo e voando para Londres. E de lá para Lisboa. Mais dois dias e no 4 de Maio partimos para o Sul.

Espero que você possa aproveitar ao menos um pouquinho do tanto que eu vou curtir essa viagem

Marrocos 2012 day 11 de Maio: Etapa Marrakech – Azemmour

If you Never saw a ran three today’s is your luck day…
On the way to the coast, we saw it.

Today was in a “going back home” mood… today was a fast day.

Maroc is a beautiful country and we enjoy being here. Azemmour was the end of the day.

Marrakech a Azzemmour de motocycleta no Marrocos
Marrakech a Azzemmour de motocycleta no Marrocos

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The only place I culd get my boots polished was here.
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