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Travel Blogs from Zagora
... with his donkey cart and loads of quick set up souvenir stands. such strange sites to see on what appears to be a destitute area full of nothing but rock. About half way through we hit a snow storm and temperatures dropped to 1 degree and it was blowing a gale. Fatima was getting quite concerned that the camel desert trek wasn't going to be much fun if it was that cold. I have to say that the scenery is never boring, it changes so much and there are these lovely little ...
Once fed, with a nicely cooked chicked and vegetables, we sat and listened for 40 minutes to the berbers, or desert people, sing their arabic, traditional songs, accompanied by drums. After the first 3 they start to sound the same!
Eventually, one of the berbers, said 'ok where id the guitarist?'. My cue.
I played a few Rolling stones, and blues numbers, which went down really well. The highlight, seeing 4 berbers, dancing ...
... books were brought here from all over the world, cataloging everything from math, history, medicine, astronomy, zoology, theology, and grammar. Only professors are authorized to 'check out' or use these books - the scary thing is none of these have been digitally categorized yet. One of the books in here is from 1166 --- and many are written not on paper, but on processed gazelle skin. It's forbidden to draw animals in Arabic (only flowers are allowed), so ...
... on the way back for supplies and called in at the camel butcher... there was a camel about the age (you can tell by the teeth!) of the ones we had been riding not so long before, all cut up and ready for the dinner plate!!!
That night we were treated to a walking tour of Tiraf by Mohammed, we visited some of the family homes, were proudly show local hand-crafted mats; couscous bowls and rugs. The people are so beautiful and welcoming.
... road with lots of
The scenery we were driving through was stony
desert, but there were wonderful views of mountains in the distance at
many different angles as the road wound its way through canyons and then
long straight roads through the Moroccan stepps the roads seem to go on
We eventually ended up on the N10 and
carry on until we reached the village of Taliouine where we found ...