We woke up today and met Keith, Lindsay and Ibrahim at breakfast, then went out the front to where there was a van waiting for us. We got in and left Marrakech. Our first stop was at a Berber market. Berbers are the original occupants of Morocco, who live in the mountains usually still in their villages and tribes. We walked through the market, and got a delicious fresh squeezed orange juice. Although we were a bit wary of the hygiene of the glasses they were served in! We walked through the markets, past the second hand section, had a peek into the donkey parking area (yes, you read that right!) then wandered through the fresh fruits, vegetables and meats sections, which had an even worse smell than the souks we'd visited!! There were plenty of goats heads on display, and the fish section was disgusting!! After we wandered through there and past the spices and other random parts, we walked past the barbers! There were people there getting themselves a good sharp shave, with a pretty scary looking blade! One of them came to try to get our business by showing us the rotten yellow tooth he had just ripped out of someone's head with pliers, and probably no anesthetic! The local dentist! Pretty mental! After this we drove along up to the Atlas Mountains where we stopped in a Berber village and went into a Berber house. We got a bit of a tour through the house and got some amazing views from the terrace on the rooftop. We could see all through this part of the valley, surrounded by mountains and beautiful greenery in the valley. We could see three or four other villages from there too, which was pretty awesome. We went back inside to a lounge kind of area (being followed by a little maybe-4-year-old boy) where one of the ladies served us up some traditional mint tea, which was so delicious. The little boy hung around, showing off and banging on a table until he was told off by one of the women, then ran off. Pretty cute. After our tea we got back in the van, after having to get past a few men selling jewellery and amethyst stones, then drove through the Atlas Mountains and the Ourika Valley past some absolutely amazing scenery to a little village on the river. The street was filled with shops and stalls and there were all these dodgy looking bridges crossing to the other side of the river. Ibrahim gave us a bit of free time here, so we crossed one of the bridges and found ourselves in a restaurant! We ordered a cold drink and sat on some couches by the water. But then we went one up and the waiter moved a table and chairs actually into the water and we sat with our legs in the river to have our drink! It was amazing! Such a nice experience! All the local kids were down there too playing in the river and on the rocks. Then a group of musicians came down and after getting a thumbs up from Darren decided they would come down to the water and play for us! They got me up with them and I got to hit the drum with them for a while! Each of us got to get up with them for a bit, and Darren even got to play one of their guitarish type traditional Berber instruments! That was so cool! We tipped them and finished our drinks and chilled in the water for a bit longer then went back up and over the bridge and went for a walk up the road. Pretty much every person we passed tried to get us into their restaurant or to go on their tour, it was a bit crazy! And the traffic on that road was insane! (What's road rules?) We walked up for a while towards where we were told there was a waterfall, then after a bit tuned back so we wouldn't be late to meet Ibrahim. We stopped by a place for the boys to pick up a snack, and after chatting to a local and being invited to his mothers house for a meal, we met up with Ibrahim after he'd finished his prayers and got back in the van. We went back to the village we'd been to first and had a walk through and got told a little about how they lived there, then headed down to the house we had visited before. We went through to a little dining room where we were served up some traditional Berber salads and tagines and fresh fruit, then when we were ridiculously full we went back into the lounge bit for more mint tea! Yummmmm!!! This tagine was a traditional Berber one, which had been cooking for the last couple of hours just for us, and had been made with love! It was so delicious! After that we got back in the van and had another beautiful drive through the mountains, valleys and desert-ish plains back into Marrakech. We got dropped off at the hotel, where we chilled out for a while. Darren played some guitar and I chilled in the lobby with the boys using the wifi. Then I went for a dip in the pool by myself before heading back up to the room, getting some room service pizza, watching some TV and going to sleep.