The past few days have been really great, if I do say so myself. I’m in a little town called Tamraght right on the coast and have spent my entire Saturday as a beach bum. Now, just before the sun sets, I’m sitting in the common room of the hostel watching the Germany vs. Italy soccer game with 5 other people while we wait for dinner to be served.
Here’s what caught my eye in town:
Yesterday was much more action packed than today’s low-key lounging. It started out Thursday, when another couple at this hostel mentioned they were planning on going for a hike and invited me to join them. I would have said yes regardless; as an added bonus Lexi and Cody turned out to be a ton of fun and it’s easy to be friends with them! So anyway, Friday morning after our second cups of coffee (Lexi and I have that in common) the three of us and another 2 Italians made our way to Paradise Valley. The name sums it up nicely. A 45 minute drive from here through arid foothills is the start of an easy hike into a vibrant valley full of banana trees, argan, and lavender. A few kms later brought us to the most stunning series of natural pools. We saw a few other people early on, but we kept hiking and ended up at our own secluded oasis.
Sunshine, clear warm water, and daredevil dives from way too high. Thankfully everyone walked back out again without the need for a neck brace, but I have to admit the safety nerd side of me had a few internal panic attacks. For the record, though, I need to let you know that even I jumped off the rocks!!! No big deal…. 🙂
Friday evening finished off with us on the rooftop back at the hostel, swapping stories and laughing until long after dark. So good!