From the airport, I checked into the beautiful Riad Bahia Salam. A great place to stay. It's just outside of the medina. Kind staff, and very quiet, even though it's on a main road.
One of the few pictures I took in Jemaa el Fna, the open air market in Marrakech. I would have taken more, but was afraid I'd end up with a cobra wrapped around my neck, or a monkey on my back (literally) if I wasn't paying attention.
Driving over the Atlas Mountains to Aït Ben Haddou.
A perfect spot for an early morning run.
We ran ten miles on a hot rocky dirt "road" (if it can be called a road) that looked like another planet. I ran through a small village, past nomads tending goat herds, and up a winding hill. And the end of it was Auberge Panorama. This was the amazing view outside my window.
We drove through the gorge, and up into the hills, about 20 miles from the hotel and started our run here.
Our second day in the Todra Gorge was a day where we were free to do whatever we wanted. Many of us decided to climb the gorge on a via ferrata.
I had never climbed via ferrata before. I found it to be quite fun and easy. Our guides were great, which also helped.
We stayed at a lovely place in Zagora in the Drâa Valley. A couple of us went out for a run and was joined by a local kid who ran with us and gave us a tour of his town.
As we drove into the Sahara, these donkeys decided to pose for a photo.