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... itself in the sands at Mhamid and to rejoin the Atlantic ocean 750 km further on. The Draa is typically referred to as the phantom river!
A vast palm grove extends itself all the way to Zagora. The closer we get to the Sahara desert, the darker the skin of the inhabitants called Drawa (singular Drawi). The woman are generally dressed in black, beautifully embroidered djellabas.
... upped the anti to 1001 camels. I still haven't figured out if I am flattered by this or not....I mean seriously...camels????? I had to promise Ahmid that I would send him a letter, this promise was sealed with a kiss on the back of the hand. So much stress I tell you.
Once back in the car, I advised my first suitor, Musafa that I received another marriage proposal and Fatima shared the number of camels on the table. Without a seconds hesitation his offer ...
... it's this windy as the sand will surely get into every slight crevice - as some people have already discovered to their cost. Nevertheless, I need pictures of this stunning climb, the line of people sitting at the summit and of the sand storm that appears to be blowing in fast, so I whip the camera out, shield it as best I can, take a few snaps and ram it back into the deepest recesses of my pocket. This is absolutely exhilarating! What goes up must come ...
Day 055: 2 hours, 4.3 kms
Just a stone's throw away is Zaouia Tamada, which is partly ruins, partly still inhabited and doesn’t take me long to explore. As I’m about to leave, a couple old fellows by the side of the road advise me "you really should visit the old castle", pointing to a dirt road going deep into the oasis. I’m not really in the mood for doing a long side trip, but go ...
... the other side of the river…
We sit in the shade of a palm grove to play some more music and they pick some dates and share with me (I learn later that “stealing” cheap dates for a quick snack is permitted in these parts—but not the expensive dates). A enjoyable experience—and it will also go down in my record book as one of those rare occurrences when a fellow hiker or hikers join me for a walk from one town to another. ...