I have spent the last few days in Morocco and have been struck by how special the country is in the winter months.
I have spent a lot of time travelling around with my family recently as we wait for our home in the BVI to be rebuilt after the hurricane devastated the region.
After a few busy and very cold days in Paris we decided to make the quick flight up to our property Kasbah Tamadot for a few days of downtime in the Atlas Mountains. Every single day I’ve been here has felt like a summer day back in Britain and most days are like that even in the middle of winter.
I’m determined to get really fit so I’m ready for when we get the all-clear to go into space, so I’ve spent the last few days hiking up the Atlas Mountains and it’s truly magical. There’s always great company for the long walks (even if we are sometimes too out of breath to chat!). The majority of the people who work at Kasbah are delightful Berbers from the surrounding villages and it feels like one big family.
I have so many great memories from Morocco - when I was trying to fly around the world in a hot air balloon, I based several attempts out of Marrakech.
During preparations for one of these adventures, my mum and dad headed off into the Atlas Mountains. They came across a beautiful Kasbah and banged on the door. They fell in love with the place and couldn’t wait to show me it. I couldn’t resist the opportunity of turning it into a unique retreat.
I visit as often as I can, and it is a special place for all of our family and friends. Hopefully one day I'll bump into you there.