Train to Marakech

posted Oct 27, 2010, 5:58 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 22, 2010, 8:40 AM ]
Morocco is a beautiful rolling country and very agricultural.  We went over the Atlas Mountains so there was some popping of the ears going on.  The landscape that we covered on the 7.5 hour journey in 1st class seating was extraordinary.  Occasionally it looked like Afghanistan but most of it was green and arid landscapes with aloe vera, cactuses and palm trees.  Always there was the tower structure of the Mosque in every village and town.  It ranged from large cities to small towns and squares and squares of red, black and ochre coloured soil.  They grow everything here from pomegranates to olives.  Their largest export is phosphates though.  Our 3 seats converted to 78 CND dollars in total which was a bargain and a half.  The seats were comfortable and the train car was reasonably clean, the bathrooms were not up to Canadian standards but that was to be expected.  We had an opportunity to get allot of Daxtin’s school work completed as well in between looking out the window at the scenery.   The train moved faster than I was expecting.  There was no nightmare platform change in Arabic to make us miss the train either.  Our Polish experience is now comfortably in the back of our memories.