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About juleslandsman

I live, when not traveling, in Sweetwater, Colorado, located in between Vail and Aspen, and in Kohukohu, a small town on the Hokianga Harbour in New Zealand. I write travelogues, memoirs, and reflections when I'm not skiing, biking, or otherwise outdoors. I retired recently from a career in the financial services industry that spanned more than twenty-five years.

 A day in Marrakech

Tali awoke feeling a bit better this morning, she happily reported,  though it seemed to me that she still had a coughing-filled night.  I do think she’s steadily improving, especially since she stopped taking any medication for the symptoms…so hopefully, … Continue reading

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On to Marrakech!

This morning is cool and rainy in Taroudant, so our original plan, to get some sun by the pool before leaving, will no longer happen.  We will leave later this morning for Gueliz, La Ville Nouvelle of Marrakech, and try … Continue reading

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The Ourika Valley

This morning, with Tali still feeling poorly, we stayed around the beautiful and comfortable Kasbah Angour until 1:00pm, then set out to explore the Ourika Valley, which is about a 100 km return trip, via our trusty rental car, from … Continue reading

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 A Day in the High Atlas Mountains

Tali had another very difficult night, full of coughing and sneezing, but without the unpleasant side effects of the Nyquil she’s taken a couple of times, which she’s realized is a very powerful but not very beneficial “medicine,” that if … Continue reading

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From Ait Benhaddou to Tahanaout

We left the Riad Ksar Ighnda after the best breakfast of our trip so far…actually, the re-heated couscous and vegetable tagine that we couldn’t finish from last night’s dinner!  Much better than the mostly bread breakfasts we had become used … Continue reading

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A Rest and Recovery Day in Ait-Benhaddou 

We’ve decided to stay over an extra day at the lovely hotel we’ve found, just a few kilometers north of the ancient ksar on a hilltop, Ait-Benhaddou.  Tali is working her way through the flu that she’s developed, and it … Continue reading

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Skoura, just down the road to Ait Benhaddou

We began our morning at Kasbah Ait Ben Moro with breakfast on the outdoor terrace overlooking the palm growing area.  With the many birds flying about the palm and fruit trees providing the only sounds we heard, except for the … Continue reading

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