Kasbah Dar Essalam
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Travel Blogs from Skoura
... feast superb, the surroundings spectacular, the warmth and service of the family was a standout. Yes the accommodation could be described as quirky and rustic however here we were in this grand residence mixing it with the local Berber villagers. We were both just blown away by the experience and found it hard to say goodbye. The warm smiles of the Berber women as they did their regular walk back up to the village their back laden with feed for their livestock, ...
Up at 5.30 this morning for a camel ride throughout the dessert, it really was worth getting up for. The moon was still in the sky and the air was still cool, lovely. We stopped on top of a dune to watch the sunrise. Our guide asked Dad (Chris) how many camels he would take for me! Back to the camp for breakfast then off again. We stopped at a Berber museum which was located in a ksar. The Ksar was really interesting as ...
... stucco” of mud and straw and left to dry in the sun. Unfortunately, the mud does not last forever, and the many inhabitants of Kissani who live in the ksar, are constantly repairing their home.
We wandered through the ksar, which consisted of a series of twisting, turning alleys with doors every few yards on both sides of the alley marking the entrance to the homes in the ksar. Animals and people coexisted in the residences and periodically we would run ...
... they meant the other direction?
8k later, back down the main road to Ouarzazate, we came to another bridge. Absolutely no trace of a sign suggesting that Chez Talout might be anywhere in the vicinity.
Could they have meant the road going towards the mountains from the centre of Skoura?
Worth a try.
15k down that road, there was still nothing.
Back to the centre of Skoura and ...
... I have half a mind to tell them that if they don’t do something about this guy, I’m just going to get off the bus… but finally we reach a Gendarme police post, and and the guy gets off yelling and screaming, demanding justice, but of course, nobody’s going to testify in his defense. Finally everything gets sorted out, the guys stays, and we drive off, much to my relief.
We get to Ouarzazate late, but I decide to continue ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
- Pets allowed