Walking The Moorish Trail

Walking The Moorish Trail

The vibrant souks, the magnificent Alhambra Palace, Cordoba’s exquisite Mezquita and Madrid’s Palaccio Real are obvious enduring memories of the Moorish Trail for Jill and Roger Skidmore; but here are their Top Ten other memories which will remain with them for just as long.

  • The wonderful Islamic tiles on the walls at Marrakech airport
  • Haggling for a good taxi price and our delight when we succeeded
  • The mobile phone masts disguised as slightly oversized date palms
  • The air con which sent so much hot air to our balcony that our washing dried whilst we had dinner (our room was wonderfully cool!)
  • The waiter in the beautiful Majorelle Gardens pouring our mint tea from above his head to our cups on the table to cool it
  • Seeing Spain from Tangier
  • Descending more than 300 steps inside the Casa del Rey Moro, coming out at river level and looking up to the top of the Tajo gorge
  • Getting an insight into Moorish life from the video in the well-preserved Arab baths in Ronda
  • Watching the Flamenco dancing whilst eating our dessert and relaxing with a drink in a Granada restaurant
  • Watching our group change from a group of strangers to a group of friends in the course of 12 days

What a wonderful 12 days!