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Nov 14, 2011 - To Moroccan "Hollywood"
The regular routine this morning: breakfast, loading the bus and off we go! We stopped in Tinehir at a silversmith with a shop of course. He showed us the different silver jewelry with engravings representing the different Berber and Nomad tribes. Eke bought a nomad cross hanger which means freedom, travel, and has a hole at the top which is a compass. The three points represent land, language and people. From there on to an ATM where our card was accepted finally - we have some trouble with that! At about 1.00pm we arrived in Ouarzazate...Jump to full entry
Oct 10, 2011 - Ait Benhaddou, Morocco
October 10 We had a nice homemade breakfast early this morning and began our walk back down to the village where we left our luggage. Our dilemma of having 15 people in one group crammed into one van was resolved by bringing us another mini-bus and another leader, so we split up into two groups, but it was decided that Mourad would still be our main leader and Mohamed (the new leader) would assist and we would still do everything together as one big group. We let the original 8 stay in their original bus and we 7 newbies took the other van...Jump to full entry
We leave the Todra Gorge and head towards the Dades Valley along the ‘road of 1000 Kasbahs’. We visit a Kasbah (castle) at Skoura and climb to the top. This particular Kasbah appears on the 50 Dirham note. Many interesting artefacts, one being an old wooden door lock. We reach our destination of Ait Benhaddou in the late afternoon and complete our day with a walk through the old streets, a glass of mint tea with a friend of Atika in her home and then a climb to the top of the Fortress.Jump to full entry