Southern Morocco on a budget – trip report
Replies: 30 - Last Post: Nov 27, 2012 6:55 AM Last Post By: Marocfan
Nov 18, 2012 7:28 AM
15Maybe there are two hotels with the same name, but I have a photo of the one I stayed at. The description I provided above describes it. It was a rambling old hotel, lots of rooms, and definitely not in the heart of town. Very dull area around it; I like to wander the streets at night to soak up the atmosphere and there just was none--no people on the street, no shops except the one I described. We later drove to "downtown" and I toured the claustrophobic shops and later bought some things at a nearby "antique" shop. Maybe david can clarify?
Nov 18, 2012 10:58 AM
16..... Marocfan, as the old saying goes,....... when you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
Clearly you know little to nothing about Taroudannt, and stop sniping at good posters, there are few enough of them about. If a poster is in error be tactful with corrections.
If Miguel reads this post...........please start posting again, your wit and Andy Capp style is missed.
Nov 18, 2012 5:21 PM
17The information I stated is accurate. Next time you visit Taroudannt stop by the Hotel Taroudannt and see for yourself. Maybe you need to familiarize yourself with the area a bit more. We also visited the Salam, but decided it was too expensive and moved on to the H.T.
Tim's map looks like where I stayed. When I exited the parking lot and walked up/down the street on that side of the hotel, that is the area I described. There is a school across the street,and the next morning I visited it. I did not venture out on the other (east?) side of the hotel, so am not familiar with that area. In addition to the photos of the hotel I also took several of the walls. A policeman stopped us just as we were leaving town, but he was just bored...no ticket, just chat.
Nov 19, 2012 1:16 AM
18...... keep digging and get in deeper, parking is on Talmoklate not Assarag and no school adjacent to the Hotel. It seems kamil on his visit knows Taroudannt better than you,
Address the question of tactless sniping at posters recalling holiday memories. Maybe have the good grace to express some level of regret for your snide remarks.
Try to encourage good posters in future and cease behaving like a know-it-all, you like everyone else make mistakes.
I have spent at least one week every year in Taroudannt over the past 18.years.
Nov 19, 2012 1:33 AM
Nov 19, 2012 6:26 AM
20I will be sure to inform the college professor who with his wife was on the trip with me that we just visited an imaginary school where we talked with imaginary students and teachers. I guess we really were in Brigadoon. LOL
What a shame that someone who is in the travel industry is so lacking of knowlege about Taroudannt.
And moroccotraveler, the map Tim referred to clearly shows the off-street parking lot adjacent to the hotel where we parked. I hope on your next trip there you will become a bit more informed, although I can tell by your attitude you will never admit your errors.
Nov 19, 2012 7:12 AM
21.... the two open spaces on google earth map Tim posted, the first, the paved Assarag Square opposite a police post, parking is not permitted here. The second space is a site of demolished buildings, broken and very uneven ground where vagrants gather, sleep and socialise. This is the area where farmers unload produce to be carted to the Souk, trucks parked here are never left unattended, given the ambiance of the site only a careless naive driver would leave a car here.
Still you avoid addressing your poor reply the kamil999's long and generous post.... and continue to dig in deeper.
Nov 20, 2012 11:18 AM
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Nov 25, 2012 1:11 AM
26..... a disappointing and long silence from the usually prolific Marocfan, hopefully the wounds to the wrists are healing and Trans-Atlantic correspondence will resume, I look forward to it. Probably feels a bit like this at the moment... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h6BJJe9JV_A
I notice an excess of 1,000 views of kamil's report so far, a good number for a good report.
Nov 25, 2012 3:35 AM
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